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 Post subject: Re: my '98 Merlin XLM
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:37 pm 
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some little change :D


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 Post subject: Re: my '98 Merlin XLM
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:29 am 
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Great looking bike... Those flat bars look sweet :-)


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 Post subject: Re: my '98 Merlin XLM
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:21 pm 
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losvizzero wrote:
Frame: Merlin XLM 16.25" – double butted (n° 14696)

Fork: Paduano Titanium

Headset: Chris King RASTA 1-1/8"
Stem: Moots Ti
Handlebar: Seven Ti
Grips: Yeti

Brakes: Avid single digit ultimate
Brake Pads: - Shimano
Brake Cables: ??
Brake Levers: Techlite

Shifters: Sram 9.0 SL ESP
Front Derailleur: Shimano XT bottom pull, 28,9mm
Rear Derailleur: Sram 9.0 SL
Derailleur Cables: ?
Cassette: Shimano XTR 8s
Chain: Shimano
Cranks: White Industries (Sugino)
Chainrings: White Industries 22-32-44
Bottom Bracket: White Industries
Pedals: XTR

Hub Skewers: Salsa
Rims: MAVIC-717 SUP-UB
Hubs: Chris King
Spokes: 32 DT 2/1,8 - nipples ergal
Tyres: Panaracer Dart 2.1” – Panaracer Smoke 2.1

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite TI
Seatpost: PMP Ti 27.2mm
Seatpost Binder: alloy collar + Titanium bolt

Weight: ? kg


:roll: only the frame and two derailleurs remaining from the 1st message


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 Post subject: Re: my '98 Merlin XLM
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:24 pm 
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:D


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 Post subject: Re: my '98 Merlin XLM
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:26 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: my '98 Merlin XLM
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:15 pm 
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looking good .. I am planning on putting a rigid Ti fork into my Xizang.


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 Post subject: Re: my '98 Merlin XLM
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:55 pm 
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Yidaki wrote:
looking good .. I am planning on putting a rigid Ti fork into my Xizang.


thanks Peter,
the fork is a little more "high" than it should for Merlin's standards of 1998, but I like and it "works" well, the bike is agile and fun to ride.
Some new pics....


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 Post subject: Re: my '98 Merlin XLM
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:00 pm 
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How much mm does the fork have? 440mm?


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 Post subject: Re: my '98 Merlin XLM
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:08 pm 
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I think more, but I do not remember,
Tonight I'll try to give a measured ;-)


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 Post subject: Re: my '98 Merlin XLM
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:59 pm 
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Yidaki wrote:
looking good .. I am planning on putting a rigid Ti fork into my Xizang.


for a period I mounted the same fork Paduano on my Xizang

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