I don't know how I missed this one before! that is one beautiful bike, very very nice, and while I'm all for using and riding old bikes, that is one that I would think twice about riding, it's so pristine!
I find it a little funny though - all those super lightweight parts and ti bits, on a fully chromed frame! surely the painted version would have been lighter? (although nowhere near as nice!)
Hi and thanks! when comparing it to a painted bike the chrome (& I guess the copper(?) base) is absolutely microscopically thin, I wouldn't think there's much if any difference between chrome and paint. I've actually brought it in from the ice cold garage into the nice warm back bedroom though
'92 Merlin Mountain titanium
'93 Marin team titanium
'93 Marin team issue