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 Post subject: Merlin project
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:41 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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This is my project merlin . green and purple all the way .

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:56 pm 
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Nice looking frame, and love the ano purple :D
What plans do you have for it?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:55 pm 
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Awesome liking this, did you say ano green and purple all the way :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:57 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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yeah I fitted a brand new (free) Aerozine green headset . and I just got a pair of zocchi Z1 from 1998 in silver which needs a longer steerer tube fitted


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 Post subject: the family tree
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:57 pm 
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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.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:00 pm 
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Yeah I bought it off a member from here . He had two merlin frames this was the second frame that he couldn't afford to build up. It all seems to match up .


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 Post subject: good
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:08 pm 
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Well in that case, congratulations! Now, get that thing built and go for a ride. Godspeed.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:10 pm 
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just need , wheels , bars, stem , gears and tyres now...... not much then lol


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:18 pm 
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the confusion may lie in the fact its a lancs merlin not a ti us merlin.

the uk ones are very good.


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 Post subject: Re: the family tree
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:20 pm 
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semi-school wrote:
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.


hi semi-school,

it isnt a merlin metalworks frame out of titanium what your thoughts were probably. its an english bike brand I think which preferably aluminum .

cheers


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