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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:36 pm 
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How did you find out about it? I swear there was another Merlin on this site that was found in a bike shop in the US too. I think I need to start calling around! ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:25 am 
Old School Hero

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Location: Hamilton NZ
I found the bike on ebay and watched intently for a week.
On the last day one of the bidders withdrew and the price dropped so I got it for a great price.
I wasn't looking for retro mint I just wanted a Merlin and ended up with this one.
I intend to ride the bike on steady dry rides and keep it in as near pefect conditon as I can.
Not sure whether to rebuild the bike with new parts and keep the older stuff mint or ride as is.
Nice problem to have.
Anyone have any suggestions?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:23 am 
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Congrats. It looks amazing! I would use/keep the retro parts. Can't wait for some closeup pics.


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 Post subject: sweet bike...
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:31 am 
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Location: los angeles
Wondering how much it weighs? This is beautiful. I have a old Fisher Promethius Titanium and can't imagine a better bike till seeing this.

Congrats...


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:13 am 
Old School Hero

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Thanks.
The bike is a whisker over 22 pounds.
I have heaps of close up pic's and will post some when I have time to re-size.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:27 am 
Old School Hero

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