Sorry, but I had to get this off my chest. A fairly well-known bike shop is clearing out Merlin C110 carbon frames on their eBay page.
Leaving aside all questions as to who would pay Â£2000 for such a monstrosity, can anyone actually tell me they see beauty in this bike? If the answer is yes, put your beer down and focus on;
1. Those hideous bolted-on titanium droputs
2. The headtube that looks like it's trying to seperate from the rest of the frame
3. The bulging pustule that is the bottom bracket area
To top it all off, one of the photos is taken on a white sheet with oriental writing, so I'll bet these cost about Â£4.62 to make somewhere in Taiwan. To calm you down, I've enclosed another photo of what the Merlin frames used to look like before ABG d!cked with them....