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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:59 pm 
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:shock: Great bike, great components, so i like it a lot! 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:26 pm 
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Super nice - I should really replace the M950 V's I have on my Merlin with M900 canti's, look supurb. Merlin's are so understated and uber-cool.

But aren't the brake blocks on the front the wrong way round?


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Little Bob wrote:
Super nice - I should really replace the M950 V's I have on my Merlin with M900 canti's, look supurb. Merlin's are so understated and uber-cool.

But aren't the brake blocks on the front the wrong way round?


real pain to get the tyre out when the pads contact the styfe brake arch, easier this way. IMHO


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:20 am 
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So this one is real beauty now!
Nice build.

but, I dont like it... I dont like it... i dont like it....
Aaaargh, cant help myself now :evil:

I have a Merlin fever! :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:14 am 
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Very very nice indeed... love the bike! :-)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:18 am 
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Smooth 8)

How many lbs does it weigh then??


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:42 am 
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Thanks guys! :D

The weight is 22.5 lbs = 10.2 kgs.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:43 am 
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Now I would definietely like to own that. Lovely frame and build.

Never owned a Merlin myself.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:50 pm 
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Looks stunning!!!

I'd have been tempted with the Salsa stem and black seatpost for contrast, but you have a super build there, nice work!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:54 am 
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Rich wrote:
I'd have been tempted with the Salsa stem and black seatpost for contrast


It's true that the black parts would have done some contrast on the grey frame but I opted for the full titanium setup instead. The mostly grey setup makes the bike very understated / plain unless the beholder knows what the material & parts are. I even might change the FSX to a rigid titanium fork...


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