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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:32 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:38 pm 
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nice, and not a million miles from what i'm doing!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:10 pm 
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going to my mate's tomorrow to get the headset pressed in, so i spent this evening truing up the wheels a bit

Full build spec as follows

Frame: Merlin XLM - XM277

Fork: Kona Project 2

Headset: FSA Cartridge
Stem: Thomson
Handlebar: X-Lite
Grips: Ritchey WCS Foam
Barends: N/A

Brakes: XTR M950
Brake Pads: XTR M950
Brake Cables: Ordinary ones
Cantilever cable hangers: N/A
Brake Levers: Real Designs X-Lever

Shifters: XTR M951
Front Derailleur: Deore M510 (temporary)
Rear Derailleur: XTR M952
Derailleur Cables: Ordinary ones
Cassette: SRAM PG850 12-26 (XT M737 12-28 for hilly days)
Chain: KMC
Cranks: XTR M950
Crank Bolts: XTR M950
Chainrings: XTR M950
Chainring bolts: XTR M950
Bottom Bracket: XTR M952
Pedals: PD-M540

Hub Skewers: Ebay Titanium
Rims: Mavic 217 sunset
Hubs: Real Designs front, XTR M950 rear
Nipples: brass, 14mm
Spokes: 32 Revolutions front, 32 Competition DB rear
Tyres: WTB EpicWolf 1.95 (nevegals on wetter, looser days)
Tubes: Butyl

Saddle: Vetta TT Vanadium
Seatpost: Raceface XY (temporary)
Seatpost Binder: Merlin

Weight: will be under 21lb when the temp components go.`


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:18 am 
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Looking good! Is it me pressing in the headset?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:44 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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No, that Mills character is doing it.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:06 am 
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Nice, I was a sooo close to putting an offer in on this frame but the time isn't right for me. One day though.

Oh and I've got a black syncros but its not the best condition , pm me if you want more details.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:12 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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i am sorted for a post now thanks

If i ever decide to move it on, i'll bear you in mind!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:33 am 
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looks like it's gonna be a very nice AND functional ride! yours is the first merlin I look at without to much envy.... Since this weekend I own one too!! :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:39 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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excellent, can you pop your serial on this thread here

http://retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic. ... metalworks

light and functional is what i am going for - i ride at least once every week, and i only have one mountain bike


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:08 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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so it's finished. it has a horrible giant seatpost in it that cost 7.99 and it weighs 20.8lbs

had a sketchy moment when the race face got stuck 40mm down and then wouldnt come out without being brutalised

it makes its debut and gets photted tomorrow morning.


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