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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:50 am 
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RockiMtn wrote:

Really??? i don't see how it being bought to be hung up on a wall a whole lot better than sitting in a basement of some shop.



Great point


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:10 am 
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wow, that is nice! great pick up!

even looks to be my size..... :D


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:41 pm 
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Nice pickup but personally I find the build pretty horrible. For a rider the mix of parts is fine but for something to hang on the wall I'd sell off some of the parts and put something more appropriate on. That's just me though and its yours to do as you please :)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:49 pm 
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kscycler wrote:
'97 XTR group


9 speed group is from 99 or later and similar vintage to the fork and wheels ;)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:55 pm 
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Agree with the selling off of the 950 parts and replacing with NOS/VGC 900 stuff. As far as it's intended use, the Golden Rule comes into effect.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:24 pm 
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RockiMtn wrote:
Great deal on that, given everything being practically NOS. but the math does not add up, as neither the frame nor the build match the year. i have a 94 and it's a 1" headtube.


The Merlin badge on the head tube would also suggest a later frame. I'd guess the build probably does match the year of the frame :wink:

Still a very nice find. Now go and get some mud on it 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:54 pm 
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Agreed, lovely bike, but go out and get it filthy.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:01 pm 
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Hi all,
I bought this bike and want find out the year(see other thread same forum).
Totally agree with the comments on here about riding the bike but can someone tell me what the "golden rule" is?.
Ta. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:01 am 
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The golden rule is its your bike & you do what makes you happy with it ;-)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:01 am 
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Like it Al. :D


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