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 Post subject: I've got Extra Fat!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:11 pm 
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Here are a few pics of my latest addition to the family. :lol: :D :lol:
I can't decide whether I like the front fork or not? :?
I need Gil to sort me some new decals out if poss. :wink:


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I like it, looks very mean. 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:30 pm 
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I like the forks, considering some similar forks myself(USE Subs) for my Yeti. Looks trick and different.


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so you bought it? Very very very nice. Hope to see it in the flesh some time.


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 Post subject: Re: I've got Extra Fat!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:30 pm 
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doogie wrote:
I can't decide whether I like the front fork or not? :?:


Nice buy Doogie.

I like the fork too but it's too long for that frame. That fork is 100mm travel and the frame was built for 63mm, or 80mm max! I'd fit something shorter - Pace or SIDs.

Still a very nice bike. If I'd been less lanky I'd have been tempted to buy it myself. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:35 pm 
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I think that frame was designed for this fork ?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:36 pm 
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Any idea what headset size is on this frame? :?
It looks soooo big?


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cchris2lou wrote:
I think that frame was designed for this fork ?


You could well be right Chris - it would answer Doogie's question as the headtube does appear to be Headshok size, 1.5" I believe?

Another Merlin owner told me the fork was wrong length. But he's easily confused!


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Yes I bought it, and I am now contemplating selling either one or both my paces to recover funds :cry:
I don't want to but we shall see :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:43 pm 
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Does this mean that I can't change this fork to an 1 1/8" size should I want to?


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