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 Post subject: 2001 Merlin Rebuild! :0)
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:36 am 
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New to the site, and welcome to any suggestions...
Nuff tarnish and decided to rebuild completely, my 2001 Merlin.

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 Post subject: Pics prior to rebuild...
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:52 am 
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Two years later - Looking a bit shabby in places... :0(


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:08 am 
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Purchased in 2001 (ish) Merlin custom bike, based on a prestige frame (the same used in the Diamond Back Axis Comp) if I remember rightly...

Came with Ritchey stem, bars, seatpost. Pretty much everything XT, Flite Ti 'Transalp' saddle, Hope ti front hub on Mavic rims, rear quickly replaced with the Spin wheel...
Have recently sourced matching front wheel, although might need to change the decal as it's yellow (minor gripe lad, get on with it!) :D
- Been after making a set since I bought the bike...

Now subject to a complete refurb (awoo!). Plans are to machine polish frame, laquer and source new merlin stickies...
Fit spin wheels, and looking to replace seatpost with maybe a USE titanium stick, maybe the same with the handlebars, onza HO brakes anyone? Possibly upgrade the cranks and chainrings...?


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 Post subject: Can anyone help?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:30 am 
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I'm going to need someone, or a company that can machine polish this frame?
Does anyone know of anywhere?! Ideally in the Exeter area?
:0) Ta...!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:51 am 
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argos in bristol may be worth a call....


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 Post subject: Thankee!
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:28 am 
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I'll give them a ring, thanks for that bud.. :lol:


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