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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:48 pm 
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Just sell the frame to me, haha


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:44 pm 
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My Merlin project is nearing the completion... However, I would like to hear your opinions on few things.
First: What about the cranks & BB - should I use XTR M900 + Syncros Ti BB or CODA Magic set ? I think the latter is way cool but I'm not so sure if it looks right on Merlin and I would be terrified to use it since getting the replacement rings would be PITA.
Second: The stem. Should I use Specialized Ti, Titec Ti or Salsa CrMo (black) ? With the first 2 options, the seatpost would be Ti as well and with Salsa stem, I would use black XTR M900 seatpost. And I guess that would need also black tyres as well...

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:47 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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I do not like the Coda's on the Merlin, sorry


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:46 pm 
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Location: Treading Water...bloody summer
XTR cranks + Syncros BB. and Titec Ti stem for me.

Looks great though - another Merlin with grey tyres 8)


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Location: busy forgetting how to edge flip on a 11x11 monster cube///...
a campy record.or. triple would look nice as a chainset .


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:55 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Location: Out here in the perimeter...
Coda's (despite being cute) look wrong on the Merlin....I would go M900 Kai :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:44 pm 
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I didnt think they would but IMO the CODA's look superb!- black tyres and a salsa stem for me would finish it 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:38 am 
.o.T.M Triple Crown Winner
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You know my opinion.... Codas. :)


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 Post subject: Build complete!
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:48 pm 
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Managed to finish the Merlin build today - just nicely in time for it's the last day of my summer holiday.

I decided to go with XTR M900 cranks (Ti bolts of course) and with Spesh ti stem for the Titec build quality did not match the sweet welds on the Merlin frame.

This build has been made with a goal to use as much titanium as possible but not doing anything insane like spending hundreds on Morati cranks.
Still, most of the stuff is either titanium (even the spokes!) or carbon.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:53 pm 
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another awesome build Kai, top work :D


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