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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:50 pm 
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dancingjack wrote:
After a quick check on the bill, i realized it was around 300-350 quids inclusive of the shipping and admin charges.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:51 pm 
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Nice frames, really nice 8)
Import VAT into UK really stings, especially as they VAT you on the postage as well as the item value :twisted: That prolly equated to a fair bit more than the actual shipping costs!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:41 pm 
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Two very nice frames


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that is awesome!! Would love to own one of these baby's myself one day...


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:40 am 
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Thank you guys.

The cost of shipping and admin charges did come up to quite a bit as it was shipped from America to Singapore. I can't exactly recall which state it came from and who cares about it?

The frames are just beautiful. I've now gone from a Cannondale fanatic to Klein and to Merlin. I can sense the cocaine dosage kicking in… :twisted:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:10 am 
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Good weekend to everyone! Here's some updates to the 89 Merlin Titanium. It's really looking delicious!

I'll have to put on my flame jacket before the purist start their bombing!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:15 pm 
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That is a good looking build - fantastic!

The straight fork works well and the contrast of the black/ carbon fork, chainset and seatpost works beautifully.

What colour bar tape is going on it?

I'd be very interested to hear how it rides.

Regards,

David


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:59 pm 
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Thank you for feedback, mate.

I will be sticking to black bar tapes to complete the whole ride at this moment.

Plans for the future:
1) Get some titanium bottle cages
2) Get a titanium 27.0 titanium seatpost
3) Get the other set of light weight low-profile carbon tubular wheels to be build up

The price I had to pay for building up 2 bikes at the same time meant I had to be really really broke, JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:16 am 
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Some proper shots of the bike. I love the ride so far. Really comfortable and stiff at the same time.

Shots taken at the Marina Barrage, Singapore. Enjoy!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:34 pm 
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Your builds / bikes and photographs are absolutely beautiful.
BRAVO!!! :D :P 8) :o


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