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 Post subject: 1997 Merlin Extralight
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:29 pm 
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Some pics of my current (and unfinished at this time :oops: ) build, based on a Merlin Extralight titanium frame.

It's the second one, the first (still a 1997) was a little too big, with a 57cm top tube. Build with a classic wheelset (Dura Ace hubs and Mavic Reflex tubuar rims), mostly parts of a Dura Ace groupset, out of the crankset which was a Middleburn (RS1 or RS2 :?: ), some light carbon components (Flite saddle, seatpost and handlebar) and a little purple touch 8)
I just forgot the fork, a new 1" EC90 Easton(full carbon).


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:55 pm 
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Yet the current build, on a 55cm frame. A mix of parts, some new,other one coming from the former build. Less colored, silver and black, as titanium and carbon, and a little weightweenie goal (in the 6/6.5kg range :oops: ) without spending a lot of money 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:21 pm 
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First change, i went from a square taper 130BCD crankset (53/39 Middleburn and BB-UN91 Shimano bottom bracket) to a NOS compact 50/34 Stronglight Pulsion, with an ISIS bottom bracket (Stronglight Twister titanium)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:17 pm 
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Other changes, i went from a 9 speed Dura Ace 7700 groupset to a 10 speed 7800 one (with a small carbon front mech collar :oops: )


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:32 pm 
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To suit the frame, i've found another 1" Easton full carbon fork, wich comes with a Chris King headset. The Dura Ace shifters are supported by a new ITM carbon handlebar, the stem is a F99 Syntace in 3 different length (from 90 to 120mm) to adjust the position.
Not figured on pics, the two only parts from the former build, a carbon PMP seatpost (perhaps replaced by a lighter KCNC Pro Lite 9000) and a carbon Flite Evo3 saddle.
To ride it, only needs a nice wheelset (i've rims and hubs, spokes are on the way) and tubular tyres. More news in a few days 8)



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:06 pm 
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Nice bike! Wrong forum: [url]weightweenies.starbike.com/forum[/url] :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:40 pm 
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Any updates? Getting mine built up slowly but surely as well.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:12 am 
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dragonjeck wrote:
Any updates?


A long time to have my wheels built :roll: But yet i can ride it 8)


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