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 Post subject: Yes, one more XLM = )
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:58 pm 
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Here's my 1998 XLM
Intending to loose the stem+handlebar+seatpost for a set of Ti bits = >
Really hoping to find me a nice slim silver crankset too!

Any advice?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:06 am 
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Crickey I didn't think they made sloped top tube ones back then.

Funny how all of us XLM owners seem to lean towards carbon forks isn't it?

Why compromise on weight i suppose. They are properly light ti frames.

Very nice mate, like it.

Maybe we should have an XLM owner's club section - :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:28 pm 
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Nice Bike :D

I allso have a XLM (2005) with the same Pace RC-31 Ti (custom made 420mm version).
Its a great fork in a outstanding frame.

I am looking forward to see it with titanium components.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:58 pm 
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Wu-Tangled wrote:
Crickey I didn't think they made sloped top tube ones back then.

Funny how all of us XLM owners seem to lean towards carbon forks isn't it?

Why compromise on weight i suppose. They are properly light ti frames.

Very nice mate, like it.

Maybe we should have an XLM owner's club section - :wink:


I've only got a humble Merlin Mountain ('96) but I do have Pace RC-31's on it. :D

Nice looking bike fella.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:57 pm 
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Very tidy looking indeed and the forks really compliment it.

As an aside, I've always thought it a shame that Pace (or the other similar carbon fork manufacturers) don't do a rim brake only version although I guess there probably isn't the market.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:40 pm 
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ededwards wrote:
As an aside, I've always thought it a shame that Pace (or the other similar carbon fork manufacturers) don't do a rim brake only version although I guess there probably isn't the market.




But the dropouts do look cool in that they are asymetrical as the disc one is shallower.

I kind of like redundent disc mounts. Shows a definate choice of rejecting decent braking options! Ha ha.

Merlin owners club then boys? As you all are.

Steve - we could stick XLM stickers on yours - :wink: (JOKE).

RB Merlin owners club it is then. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:48 pm 
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Wu-Tangled wrote:
ededwards wrote:
RB Merlin owners club it is then.


Fab, I've never been in a club before who is designing the logo? Or do we just need a tiny, discreet, classy logo for the top tube? Or a handshake (this one is a beautiful straight line, please someone do it justice)?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:49 pm 
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Ed - get yourself over to the chat room, we're live at the mo.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:59 pm 
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Denied access!

Clearly the content is too 'adult' for me (white Porcs, Disc Drives and various CNC'd mechs I'll warrant).

Will try to sort it out for next time


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:07 pm 
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That'll be Tony's inproper thoughts I'd imagine - definately adult only! ha ha.

sorry to hijack your thread Cypher - :oops:


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