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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:28 pm 
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Location: Sheffield
Well, I have been saving for a while, and wanted a race titanium frame.

This came up on eBay, and no one (including myself) bidded :o

After a week of regret I contacted the seller, and to my amazement, he still had it :shock:

So a mission over to Wrexham on Saturday resulted in me with a hit to my bank account in exchange for this Extralight, along with a set of near unused Mavic Cosmos wheels, and a Dura Ace 7900 Front Mech.

Let the build begin...

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Merlin Extralight 9 by outHOUSEpics, on Flickr

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Merlin Extralight 1 by outHOUSEpics, on Flickr

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Merlin Extralight by outHOUSEpics, on Flickr

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Merlin Extralight 2 by outHOUSEpics, on Flickr

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Merlin Extralight 5 by outHOUSEpics, on Flickr

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Merlin Extralight 7 by outHOUSEpics, on Flickr

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Merlin Extralight 8 by outHOUSEpics, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:45 pm 
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Location: wiltshire
that is a beauty!!!
wish i'd bought it myself :cry:
lovely condition too by the looks of things 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:27 am 
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Joined: Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:35 pm
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Location: Tunbridge Wells
Fine craftsmanship, and they ride superb too, mmm, I want one :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:23 pm 
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Cheers lads.

Putting the bits together for a build.

7900 Mechs

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Dura Ace 7900 Front Mech by outHOUSEpics, on Flickr

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Dura Ace 7900 Mech by outHOUSEpics, on Flickr

KCNC CB1 Brakes, lighter than Dura Ace...

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KCNC CB1 Brakes by outHOUSEpics, on Flickr

And some nearly new stealthed Mavic Cosmos wheels. Not the lightest, but they have not even worn the machine marks off the rims yet....

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Mavic Cosmos Rim by outHOUSEpics, on Flickr

Hope some of my parts sell so I can continue the build.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:06 am 
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Location: Sheffield
Few more parts arrived thanks to some top lads on here!!!

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Control Centre by outHOUSEpics, on Flickr

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Controltech Carbon Seatpost by outHOUSEpics, on Flickr

Controltech CT24 ~140g

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TA Carmina Chainset by outHOUSEpics, on Flickr
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TA Axix Bottom Bracket by outHOUSEpics, on Flickr

TA Specialities Carmina
TA Specialities AXIX Titanium Bottom Bracket

Really want this built now :(


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:27 am 
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Location: Montpellier, France
Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. 8) Nice choice of components there - I love that crankset...


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:41 pm 
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Now built.

7750g with Pedals, but no bottle cage.

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Merlin Extralight Built 1-001 by outHOUSEpics, on Flickr

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Merlin Extralight Built 2-001 by outHOUSEpics, on Flickr

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Merlin Extralight Built 3-001 by outHOUSEpics, on Flickr

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Merlin Extralight Built 4-001 by outHOUSEpics, on Flickr

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Merlin Extralight Built 5-001 by outHOUSEpics, on Flickr

Absolutely love it :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:47 pm 
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Location: Montpellier, France
That is fantastic... 8)

I could make an exception to my all-steel bike collection and find some space for that...


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:48 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:17 am
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Love this!

Looks so classy and well engineered. Love the detail on the bb and dropouts


wonderful condition also, I want! :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:13 pm 
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Location: alfreton
The frame is a work of art,i would have hung it on the wall.


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