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 Post subject: Merlin
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:31 pm 
PoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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finally a picture of my Merlin. It's not finished yet, saddle will be changed for a normal flite and I need to tidy up the cables.
and after that...... TEST RIDE, YEAH!!! :lol:


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I'll post more and better pictures soon....


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:05 pm 
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Nice frame....I suggest you to change:
- chainset (because I do not like)
- seatpost with a black syncros
- tires with older tires like ritchey wcs
- saddle with a flite
- grips with black one
then ride!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:17 pm 
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if you ask me I think you can strip the bike... and sell me the frame 8)

BTW... is that a dent I see in the toptube?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:04 pm 
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nice bike

but i'd get a more functional fork like a pace RC36 on if it's a rider.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:20 pm 
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glad you've got a merlin, they are an awesome bike.
now go and get it dirty.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:32 pm 
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Nice, I bet that will ride great!.....a first shakedown test ride is a special moment for everyone who has spent time building a nice bike...... :D


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:49 pm 
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well done Rio :wink: (..i think with black seatpost becomes even more better)

Rio wrote:
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I'll post more and better pictures soon....

yes please :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:38 pm 
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I REALLY like this build :) Very awesome Merlin


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:12 pm 
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thanks for all the comments guys! Really looking forward to get it on the trail :D

will make some changes in the future too, but for now it will be just the flite. Would love a titan syncros post, and some new ground control tires, and would like to try some hyperends (cause I like riding with barends again) and, and, and....

the fork will stay even though it's a rider. I like just a tiny bit of 'bump relief' for that true retro feel :wink:
and longer suspension forks mess up the geometry to much I think.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:15 pm 
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oh, and yeti-man, fortunately no dent!!
no plans on selling this frame, ever.
till death do us part, and I hope I'll go first! (in like 70 years or so)


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