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 Post subject: Merlin
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 9:57 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: los angeles
Finally finished the Merlin. Bought the frame from a fellow retrobiker about a year ago.
Went through a year long fork dilemma. Finally found a mint Manitou 1, which I think suits
this frame perfectly. The lizard skins were on the fork when I got it.

Ben


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 5:54 pm 
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This is a very nice Merlin. :D

Just two questions, what year is it? I suppose the decals are new, right? (if it is a 90 or 91 model then the decals would be black)
and what is the diameter of seatpost? 27.2 or 27mm? I've the same Merlin and only fits a 27 mm seatpost.


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 4:39 am 
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Nader,
I was told that its a 89. And the decals are original. I am not sure how accurate that is.
I will do a bit of research and get back to you.

Ben


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 5:49 am 
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What's the serial number?

I'm sure the seat post diameter is 27.2 just like every other merlin ever made :)


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 7:28 am 
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Martin,
You are correct. Mine is absolutely 27.2mm...


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 7:31 am 
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Benzosol wrote:
Martin,
You are correct. Mine is absolutely 27.2mm...


What's the S/N?


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 8:16 am 
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Why do Merlins always look so elegant.

Very nice 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 8:23 pm 
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Cable housing police have their hands full today.

Edit, and are you pulling canti brakes with v-brake levers?


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 6:01 pm 
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Any other pictures?


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 5:55 am 
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I will get more pics up tomorrow. The serial number is 1812. Not sure of exact year. I am sure someone on the site will know the date codes for Merlin. The group and levers are XT 8 speed. Brakes ONZA. The rims are XTR. Overall this bike rides super well.


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