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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:26 pm 
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24pouces wrote:
Welcome in the Merlin owner club :D
Yours seems to be very old with the straight seatstays and chainstays(before 92). My favourite 8)
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Do you really want to use this cannondale 285 stem ? :lol: The good news for this, it was mad by nitto, like the ritchey :D

yes the stem is very nice, 130mm long and the rise fits me wonderfully but it's a bit heavy and not comparable with Salsa.
Of course it makes no sense with pace rc35 but I look for a rigid fork. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:12 pm 
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24pouces wrote:
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Do you really want to use this cannondale 285 stem ? :lol:

at a pinch I've already a Salsa :lol:

A question to all Merlin experts,

I have a XT 730 27,2mm post and it just doesn't fit! I thought the seatpost size of Merlin is 27.2 mm? :?


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:13 pm 
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Mine is, and from '93


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:32 pm 
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Rio wrote:
Mine is, and from '93

I can't tuck in a 27.2mm, simply impossible :shock:
...and also have tried a 26.8 and it is too loose, it remains only 27mm and I have none :(


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:36 pm 
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Nader wrote:
Rio wrote:
Mine is, and from '93

I can't tuck in a 27.2mm, simply impossible :shock:
...and also have tried a 26.8 and it is too loose, it remains only 27mm and I have none :(


Strange....


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:23 pm 
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Rio wrote:
Nader wrote:
Rio wrote:
Mine is, and from '93

I can't tuck in a 27.2mm, simply impossible :shock:
...and also have tried a 26.8 and it is too loose, it remains only 27mm and I have none :(


Strange....

I think it's all ok
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I forgot, I have something to measure it :lol: :roll:

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ok it is not quite 27.2 ....probably I have to use violence and that's not good!


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:53 am 
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my 98' XLM and '99 Mountain are both the seatpost 27.2mm,
and usually also the model of first '90s have that measure.
very strange yours....


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:49 am 
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Do you have a picture of the serial number?


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:30 pm 
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hollister wrote:
Do you have a picture of the serial number?

1991 Merlin :D

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source http://mombat.org


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:49 pm 
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ok it is not quite 27.2 ....probably I have to use violence and that's not good!
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I would not force it, titanium can tear. Better to try and mill .04 mm off of your post or acquire the 27mm post.


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