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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:02 pm 
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I sacrificed the nice Sunday to finish it :wink: It's finally done for now (until I find the right forks)

Nothing spectacular ..just shimano xt 730 & 732

I've a feeling it's a great bike to ride but unfortunately today I will not make it, but soon I'm going to rock with it :D :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:30 pm 
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racer x wrote:
i like the Pace forks i'm sure you wont find a better looking fork than that for this build....

you had been right mate. The pace not only looks good but technically it runs much better.
Today I had made ​​a very short test ride and found the geo was somehow confused by the manitou, so I removed that damn fork again :oops:

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This build is done ...looking forward to tomorrow's trail :D


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:49 pm 
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very classy looking with the pace forks, the manitou didn't look right but are good forks though 8) what happend to your titanium looking stem noticed you went black 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:57 pm 
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racer x wrote:
... what happend to your titanium looking stem noticed you went black 8)

it's now black :wink: if there comes another fork, then it will adjust color entries :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 8:53 pm 
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Merlin, one of the best mountain bike that was ever built. That is really true 8) ...the first real ride was fantastic, I'm thrilled with this titanium bike

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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:34 pm 
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Merlin and BOI, a combination that you absolutely must try :wink:

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And I was wrong, this Merlin has 27.2 seatpost diameter :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:36 pm 
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Actually I'm not quite finished with the build of this Merlin. I have tried many things and the current state looks like this
...a mixture of different components, Shimano XT, Suntour, Cooks, FC BOI, Salsa, Kona ...

It looks really great with the BOI forks but unfortunately I can't say how it rides (currently I can't ride due to back pain :x )

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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:33 pm 
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On it's way, doing good,that is a nice one, very nice indeed!


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:42 pm 
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Those CBR cranks look very nice on that mate 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:26 pm 
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Thanks fellas :D

...21.23 lbs and I'm sure it can be even better


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