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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:37 pm 
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Very nice :)
The M950 kit suits it well 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin titanium
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:22 pm 
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Hi Guys,

Thanks for your messages : this merlin ti is more popular than some of my sunn !

I bought cables and a chain at lunch time and I took the deore fd of my wife bike so I will be able to do the first ride soon.

I still have to find a new front m95- derailleur but they are very expansive thoses days on ebay...


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin titanium
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:04 pm 
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A few parts added this evening :

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 Post subject: Re: Merlin titanium
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:22 pm 
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8) looking good. only thing i would change is the stem to something that could better compliment the rest of the build. Syncros stems are great, but looks a tat "chunky" in comparison.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:43 pm 
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I agree with you about the design of the syncros stem, that's why it's not on my sunns with steel tubes.

If I didn't have the syncros seatpost I would have probably choose a stem like the one I have on my sunn dix :

http://www.servimg.com/view/19216255/152

However, compare to my sunn ti made by morati, the merlin is also a bite "beefy" :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin titanium
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:12 pm 
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i did the same and switched over to a Syncros stem briefly when i changed from threadless to threaded fork. but it didn't look right to me. but now i'm good with an Ibis replacement! ;)

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=84260&start=163


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin titanium
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:56 pm 
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RockiMtn wrote:
i did the same and switched over to a Syncros stem briefly when i changed from threadless to threaded fork. but it didn't look right to me. but now i'm good with an Ibis replacement! ;)

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=84260&start=163


I would have done the same as you (threated) if I had chosen m900 :wink:

To be frank, I didn t expected that the frame would come with the chris king headset :lol:

I did the first ride in the neighbourhood today and I think I have a problem with the lengh of the steerer tube which is just at the limit of the bolt system of the stem.

I had the tube on an other pace and I m not sure about the origine, there is no clip so I suppose it is not pace :|


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin titanium
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:37 pm 
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I did the first real ride yesterday but on macadam because the bike is is still without the fd.

I was afraid that the frame would be too small but with the long seatpost and stem it was quite the same as my bigger bikes. I can probably go down 1 or 2 cm more one the seatpost.

Today, not a bargain, but I won a nos fd m952 for 57 euros in usa inclufing taxes and shipping.

I will be able to ride the bike with no fear of damages on the bb area of the frame.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:59 am 
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Really like your Merlin, a bike on my bucket list for sure ☺️


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:21 pm 
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Hi Rich,

Thanks for your message :D

I wish you to find one, here in France, they are not easy to find :|


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