Is it just me??
I'm not trying to rain on your parade, and I do admit that I'm not an expert who's familiar with all of their models, but have you done your research on the origin of the frame by checking the serial number?
I'm looking at the gusset, welds, finish (yes, I know anyone can polish a frame...), seat post collar, and drop outs, and I'm wondering if it's really a Merlin. Also, I'm curious, if the frame's post-'95 (for v-brakes), shouldn't it have S-bend chainstays?
It does look like a nice frame and I'm sure it'll be a nice build and a good ride.
it isnt a merlin metalworks frame out of titanium what your thoughts were probably. its an english bike brand I think which preferably aluminum .
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