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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:14 am 
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Just wanted to bump this thread up, as it is relevant to the following.....

Although frustrating that the info can be patchy due to owners/manufacturer reshuffle on this brand, the outcome is top notch. I now have ownership of b'hills frame and built it up a few weeks back. I wasn't really loking for another bike but, this popped up and seemed a good way to absorb parts that had accumulated. The parts thrown at it are purely coincidental but strangely correct to year. :) give or take some.

It rides really nice and looks the part. I will mentally hold it as 1997 (so i don't get boo'd if i bring it to a meet) you can date it as you see fit :lol:

Colin, it lives!

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The quality of the frame is top notch, not your usual generic alloy, it has a 'built to last' feel to it and welded nicely. I wouldn't say it is the lightest alu frame i've handled but still as light as what you would expect it to be. The gold anodising is a little war-torn but not in the black vs white sense, the bare alu and gold blend in quite well.
I just need to look for a front wheel with a gold/bronze rim to match better with the rear, again, not delibrate, it was in the shed doing nothing. 8) we were meant to be!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:20 pm 
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sweet looking ride :D i remember seeing the frame at colins house and took an instant liking to it :D got the 97 frame myself just in the middle of building, originaly the same colour as yours, but now powder coated grey with white nos indy c,
enjoy the ride :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:05 am 
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Hairylegs66 wrote:
Probably not much help but the Kinesis 7005 sticker on the tubing is identical to that on my 2010 Merlin Malt 1 frame.

Yep, I had a 2007 or 2008 Merlin Malt 1 and it does bear more than a slight resemblance. Shame I had to sell it, it was a great bike.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:00 pm 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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And she's back again!

Like a woman of ill repute she has yet another different guy riding her.

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