Thank you there! I almost landed myself with a Ovalmaster myself. But the temptation to own a Merlin took the better of me!
Had an OEM Ti bike years ago and didn't quite like it then. Probably due to the geometry?
I then went back to aluminum, my all-time weapon of choice, then carbon and back to aluminum again before this came about.
They aren't matching a pair, neither are they custom, or a buy-one-get-one-free bargain. I bought the Merlin Titanium first and was pretty contended to be a proud owner of a Merlin. Two days later, the dude posted the Extralight for sale and it was a stab to my heart. I knew i needed the Extralight as it has been one of my dream bikes since I started Road Biking 8 years ago. Tried ways to convince the guy to let me have the Extralight instead of the Titanium but the guy didn't budge. Left with no choice, I took the leap and landed myself with two frames.
I'm already at the midst of building up the Extralight. There's no plans yet for the Titanium but chances are, I will let it go to someone else who will appreciate it more than I do. Plus, I need the money more than anything else as I have two Ti bikes building at the same time!
That is quite a pair of work horses you've acquired!
Merlin do look lovely - such neat welds. I'm sure you'll enjoy building them up and riding them. Ti does, of course, stay looking nice and rides rather well, too. I have a ti bike (Colnago Ovalmaster) and am always surprised by how smooth the road feels when I'm on it.
How come you got a pair? Are they a matching pair - off the peg or custom? Was it buy one get one free? Will you keep one and sell the other or keep both?
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