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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:41 pm 
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I'v here two seatposts in 27.2 (xt730 and kalloy), both are clean, the seat tube is also clean and fits neither of them.
I asked the previous owner and he says he has always used the 27th, so I would say this may be a design flaw.

I can confirm it only when I have a 27 mm post (and because I need an XT 730 in very good condition, it may take a long time :oops: )


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:43 pm 
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Have you measured the diameter of your 27.2 post?


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:05 pm 
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mkozaczek wrote:
Have you measured the diameter of your 27.2 post?

yes mate :roll:

I've just taken a pic of the seat tube, everything looks clean.

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and I flirt with sth. :? :lol:

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(specially to see how looks a YO fork on a Merlin, have removed it from my grello yo eddy)


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:22 pm 
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I like this combo, Yo Eddy fork, more than the suspension fork


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:31 pm 
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Stunning, that will make for a nice build.


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:58 pm 
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oh yeah I also like this combination, and just imagine the stem would also be in the same color of fork :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:17 pm 
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Your all as mad as a box of frogs :shock:

Maybe its me just lacking some lateral / imaginative thinking. . . . . I just don't get it
surly your going to detract from the Ti tubing

I'm now glued to seeing this idea develop


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:53 pm 
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Retro Spud wrote:
Your all as mad as a box of frogs :shock:

Maybe its me just lacking some lateral / imaginative thinking. . . . . I just don't get it
surly your going to detract from the Ti tubing

I'm now glued to seeing this idea develop

firstly, it's just an idea :wink:
secondly, this Merlin should not be boring :wink:
and thirdly, I really want to have a rigid segmented fork on this bike :wink: (...but it need not be a Yo fork)


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:03 am 
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The fork looks most excellent 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:33 pm 
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Nader wrote:
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I can confirm it only when I have a 27 mm post (and because I need an XT 730 in very good condition, it may take a long time :oops: )

now I got it and it's as it should be :D

XT SP-M730 27.0mm NOS
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And it fits perfectly and there is no risk of breakage.

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I would say you can indeed use 27.2mm post but whether it comes out again ...that's debatable and thereby is the frame more damaged.

AND it looks good

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now I just need to clarify the question of forks :roll:


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