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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:49 pm 
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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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All done. This one came out really well and I found a great place for pics.

It will be ridden as is ... with some used pedals of course ;)

Frame: Merlin Titanium

Fork: NOS Syncros Powerlite

Headset: CK No Logo
Stem: Syncros (reconditioned)
Handlebar: Syncros
Grips: ODI

Brakes: Peterson U Brake, Prototype front
Brake Pads: Mathausers
Brake Cables: Shimano
Cantilever cable hangers: Shimano
Brake Levers: NOS Shimano XT733

Shifters: Shimano XT732
Front Derailleur: NOS Shimano XT732
Rear Derailleur: NOS Shimano XT732
Derailleur Cables: Shimano
Cassette: NOS Sachs
Chain: Shimano

Cranks: Syncros Revolutions (reconditioned)
Crank Bolts: Syncros Crank-o-Matics
Chainrings: Sugino
Chainring bolts: Syncros
Bottom Bracket: WTB
Pedals: NOS Shimano XT737

Hub Skewers: Ringle (reconditioned)
Rims: NOS Araya RM20
Hubs: NOS Bullseye
Nipples: DT
Spokes: DT
Tyres: Panaracer Timbuk2
Tubes: MEC

Saddle: Selle Ti Perforated Flite
Seatpost: Syncros 1st Gen Titanium
Seatpost Binder: Ringle (reconditioned)

Weight: Light :)

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 8:53 pm 
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Let's go for a virtual ride! 8)
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synlos wrote:
Let's go for a virtual ride! 8)
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Loving the mavic group!!! How’s it work???


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 9:04 pm 
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Shifts smooth as heaven! Having some trouble with the cranks. Catenary runs at 51mm minimum with these cranks. If i'm going closer, the chainrings rubbing on the frame. We'll see about that, maybe some CQP steel or other cranks on it. But not CBR! :lol:


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Hhmmm - looks awesome :)

Seems to set up with a different set of forks on the virtual ride?


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