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 Post subject: Merlin cycles
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:23 pm 
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http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/?fn=page&id=6

Really helpful people here :D


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:39 pm 
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I've been going to them since the very early days (1991 ish) - visited the shop a few times too. They were the cheapest guys at the time for lots of things before CRC etc came along. Good wheel builders too.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:47 pm 
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orange71 wrote:
Good wheel builders too.


I've got a back wheel from them (front got nicked & replaced with another of theirs!) that's taken nearly 10 years of abuse without so much as needing truing. 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:03 am 
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I've got a pair the same, 10 years on and still 100%.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:27 am 
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Location: No brakes? Way to commit soldier.
Yup, I get my wheels from there aswell. Top build :)


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:30 am 
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And they are cheaper eg £78 for XT-R shifters - Wiggle is £94 :shock: CRC is £89
£5 cheaper on Magura rim service kit. £3 cheeper for XT-R shadow mech


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By using Wiggle you are helping this site . :wink:


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i slammed a merlin-built wheel edge on into a kerb hard enough to bend the braking surface and tear a wrist-sized hole in the tube. the wheel is still 100% true 5 years on.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:17 pm 
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Likewise, good things to report. The freehub has died long before the wheel has gone out of true.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:30 pm 
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cchris2lou wrote:
By using Wiggle you are helping this site . :wink:


Tell you what, if Wiggle give the £16 extra they charge for XTR shifters to this site, I'll start shopping with them :D


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