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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:25 pm 
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i thought i would start a thread for this bike.
i had been after a nice ti hardtail for years. and the merlin was the one i always aspired to.
this is still incomplete, i have been trying to find parts for a few weeks now.
to be honest i wasnt going to put that much effort into the build,
but i think this frame deserves it.
so far i have an
18" merlin titanium frame. with new decals.
pewter chris king headset.
xtr m900 rear mech,
dean ti seatpost,
race face ti stem,
150g bar.
xtr m900 chainset.
hope ti glide hubs on mavic & bonty rims.
i am trying to find a silver hope ti glide front hub.

and i am currently waiting for the following parts.
xtr m900 brake / shifter units,
xtr m900 cant brakes.
xtr 8 speed cassette.
tune ti bottom bracket.
use / pashley rigid fork.

and i still need to source a correct xtr m900 front mech, grips etc.
a few years ago i would have probably been putting ano stuff all over it.
but i really want to go with a classy understated look.

i thought long and hard about what fork to use for this bike,
i had a few good suggestions, but in the end i had the chance to buy a
use / pashley rigid fork. and i think it just looks so nice.
i will be updating this as more parts come in. but so far i am very happy
with the parts i am going with.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:34 pm 
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this is the fork i will be using.
hopefully be with me on wednesday. :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:09 am 
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Nice to see it coming on!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:29 am 
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Trippy fork!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:21 am 
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What fork is it? Pace?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:04 am 
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Looking to be a very good build in the making


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:19 pm 
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silver ringle h2o bottle cage added to the build now. :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:14 am 
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I've never seen that fork before :?

looking good so far.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:02 pm 
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signing up for this one!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:03 pm 
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a little update on the build, the fork turned up today. and very nice it is too.
the down side to the fork is the nice titanium stem i got is imcompatible with the fork. :(
the o.d. is fine, but the thickness of the stem wall is thicker than normal.
so the wedge for the stem will not fit this fork.
looks like i'll have to source a new stem now.
so has anyone got a nice ti stem to sell or swap for the race face stem.


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