Thanx for the kind replies
Very happy with the bike... I always wanted a Merlin, to be honest just for the welding (sooooo smooth)
But I'm so pleasantly surprised with how the bike handles and rides.
Yep, it's an 11-23 cassette. Here in Holland that's perfectly useable (especially in the Utrecht area where everything is flat like a pancake). I also have a larger front ring in the middle (36T). You can really notice the difference between this and i.e. my S-Works with the micro-drive chainset
Serial number is 729 IIRC, it should be a 1989 model. I've bought it off someone on this forum (kokies I believe) and it took me ages to fins stuff to build it up... and I wasn't sure about the Grafton brakes combined with the U-Brake but it works, not too sure about doing a fast downhill on this, but we'll see about that when we get the bike to Limburg, where there's at least some hills
Oh man, this isn't happening... it only thinks it's happening - Kevin Flynn
1989 Merlin Titanium - 1990 KLEIN Attitude Team - 1992 Specialized Stumpjumper FS - 1992 Specialized S-Works Carbon