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 Post subject: 1994 Merlin Elevator FS
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 7:08 pm 
BoTM Winner
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Few years ago, I found here Mr Toad's bike...

First I planed to buy Trip's bike, but too expensive at that time as a complete bike... But then, Mr Toad had to sell his beauty as a frameset. I couldn't let it go. I will later tell you what I could get from Trip :wink: :wink: :wink:


I dreamed on the catalog page...


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The frame was shipped to a friend in the US, and back to me few weeks after...


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Time to build it... Of course with a Pace fork and I kept the CK WTB headset sold with it :roll:
I had the fork, close to NOS condition, was just necessary to change de steerer for a longer one...


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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 7:12 pm 
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New elastomer, changed by Mr Toad before selling it


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Serial number...


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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 7:16 pm 
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My plans were:

- remove the ugly decals and replace them
- full M900 groupset
- Syncros stem and post + Flite saddle
- wheels laced on M900 hubs + Panaracer tires

Here are the first pics, done on a french event 2 years ago...


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Next to come...


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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 7:17 pm 
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Stunning 8)


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 7:25 pm 
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Oh ****!

Excuse the language.




al. 8)


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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 7:37 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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Very nice!


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 11:09 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Looking great 8) I missed out on this back then, can't remember how though :(


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 11:11 pm 
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Awesome! So glad it arrived safely and you are doing it justice.

So, how does she ride?


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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 9:32 am 
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Mr.Toad wrote:
Awesome! So glad it arrived safely and you are doing it justice.

So, how does she ride?

Of course the frame arrived safe here in Europe... I still need to finish 2-3 things on it...

If not, it's a perfect frame... I need to get the rigid one now... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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