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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:33 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Eindhoven Netherlands
searching on merida:
https://www.pinkbike.com/photo/13611734/

viewtopic.php?t=61481



(very close, has got the reinforcements)
And Merida was quite common here in mainland europe


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:29 pm 
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I removed the headset cups and the bottle cage bolts to get the weight right - 1960 g. So much better than the previous 2.044 kg...

I also applied a bit of bio paint remover to the bottom tube, expecting it to tell secrets about the original colour or even decals, but no, they've done the repainting back then as it should be done.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:55 pm 
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P_451 wrote:
I removed the headset cups and the bottle cage bolts to get the weight right - 1960 g. So much better than the previous 2.044 kg...

I also applied a bit of bio paint remover to the bottom tube, expecting it to tell secrets about the original colour or even decals, but no, they've done the repainting back then as it should be done.


The frame totally stripped, and what happened - 1886g!!!!! I don't know how much the paint weights, but I must have done a mistake earlier. For such a large-ish (TT 59 cm; TT effective 61,5 cm) frame, sub-1900 g is a good number...

New photos of the stripped frame: now the sandpapering the top and bottom tubes comes back to haunt - the rest is done by soda blasting and how beautiful there the surface is...


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