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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 9:12 pm 
BoTM Winner | Feature Bike | Gold Trader
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I received this frame from Carsten (thanks mate!) already before Xmas but had time to open the box just today. I'm in love once again :wink:

It's a 1995 Merlin Metalworks Mountain in 17.5" size. Serial # 11450.

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The FSX fork is from Rumpfy but it seems I need a little bit longer steerer unless I go with Judy (which I got with the frame).

I'm torn between build options...

1) full XTR M900 including seatpost, bottom bracket, etc.; Salsa stem, Titec Ti bar, Flite Transalp

or

2) bling build with Syncros Ti bb, Nuke Proof Bombshell hubs, Ti seatpost, handlebar & stem, Flite Evo

What do you think ?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 9:28 pm 
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NIce .

Build number 2 for me .


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 9:30 pm 
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Very nice and a bargain if I recall ?? Fancied it myself !!
No 2 for me, after all it is a merlin...


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:18 pm 
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Nice frame 8)

Option 2 please!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:02 am 
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build #2 imho

that was my cable hanger.

bugger, i cant remember what mines serial# is off the top of my head(this is gonna bug me)

nice foundation for a killer project there!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:21 am 
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pure sex i think thats my mission for 08 to get a merlin


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 7:37 pm 
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1. setup: but with a merlin or control tech bar...


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 7:57 pm 
BoTM Winner | Feature Bike | Gold Trader
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newsboy wrote:
1. setup: but with a merlin or control tech bar...


You wouldn't want to sell me one of your many Merlin bars ? :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:46 pm 
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Congrats it's very nice. I think I was number 4 in the queue for that :wink:

I'd go sort-of option 1, but Ti the thing to the hilt... with Merlin, Moots or similar bits where possible


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:36 pm 
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Nice build 2


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