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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:49 pm 
BoTM Winner
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I'd love to see a pic. The threaded BB is very interesting. I have never seen a sub 3000 frame with that.

I have often wondered if they was just a pile of stamped dropouts in those early years and they just grabbed a set from the bin ... a la bontrager.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:19 pm 
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This is a pic from this evening's ride.

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I was told when I bought it that it was an '89 or '90, so I built it with parts from that approximate era.

Maybe Merlin did pre-stamp dropouts and use them randomly. I heard that Yeti did similar with BB shells for Ultimates, so I don't know what year my Ultimate is either.


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So nice 8)

Its gotta be some sort of random dropout draw. They used the same dropouts on the early road bikes as well so its probably all a wash.


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