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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 1:29 pm 
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That green bike is stunning, love the colour.


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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 10:25 am 
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That's a couple of gorgeous looking frames you've got there Joe. Very sweet indeed. I love the pea green Grubb.

Looking forward to seeing the builds.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:25 pm 
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Here is some pics of the Merlin partly built up:
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Should be finished pretty soon, buty I have come to realise it is too small for me :([/img]


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:47 pm 
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joe1983 wrote:
Should be finished pretty soon, buty I have come to realise it is too small for me :(



I hate that - sold so many nice road bikes because they were simply too small...


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Yep I know, I love it but just isn't right. I'm a recent convert from mtb's and bought this assuming a 56 should fit (5'11'') but have since realised I much prefer a 58/59


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:45 am 
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5ft11? you'd want a 57cm c-t with 57cm top tube. Looks trick though that.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:56 pm 
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Nearly finished my Merlin, thwarted by the **** brake cable outer not being long enough to do two brakes so thats another £25 to Jagwire. Also waiting on a honey Brooks B17 special with copper rails, and to decide whether I want Brooks honey straps or red ones.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:10 am 
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Just wondering if you finished the build? I'm sorry that the respray meant losing the chrome. And they added some ghastly lug stripes. I would NOT have accepted that. They are just NOT of the quality I would expect from them. The stripes on my Merlin are thin & perfect. I DO really like the color scheme of cream & red. Did you keep it, or no??
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