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 Post subject: Merlin Fat Ti
PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:11 pm 
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Got this one today


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:36 pm 
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... with pride !!



gorgeous bike


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin Fat Ti
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:32 pm 
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You went to Balkbrug for this one?

Isnt it too large for you? I have made him an offer a while back hè refused.... How is the headshock?

Looking forward what your plans are?

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Martin


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin Fat Ti
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:35 pm 
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Yes I did Martin,

it is a bit big for me, although I used the bike to get to work this morning and it didn't feel big at all.
The Headshock works perfect, very comfortable
Immaculate condition,.. great bike, the build quality is amazing.
If it is a keeper ,.. i don't know,...


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin Fat Ti
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:55 pm 
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I was searching on the internet for the "custom" thing on this Merlin. I only could find this one being a fat ti. Could it be this one is real custom and has f.e. a shorter toptube?


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Strange geometry with a very horizontal tube…
First Fat ti were being made in 1999 (without disc tabs), and the first prototypes (a friend got one) were built around 1997.
What's serial number ? Perhaps it was made earlier for a custom built…

But congratulation. It's my (modern) favorite bike for riding in hard grounds :lol:


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Martin wrote:
I was searching on the internet for the "custom" thing on this Merlin. I only could find this one being a fat ti. Could it be this one is real custom and has f.e. a shorter toptube?


It wasn't a stock frame, so therefor they might have put the custom sticker on.
The info on these Fat Ti's is very thin ,..

24pouces wrote:
Strange geometry with a very horizontal tube…
First Fat ti were being made in 1999 (without disc tabs), and the first prototypes (a friend got one) were built around 1997.
What's serial number ? Perhaps it was made earlier for a custom built…

But congratulation. It's my (modern) favorite bike for riding in hard grounds :lol:


Serial number : 159458


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin Fat Ti
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:37 pm 
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That's just an amazing looking Merlin regardless of whether it's an original custom Fat Ti or not and i'd be over the moon if i had it in my stable ;) ..


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin Fat Ti
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:47 pm 
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Thanks ! :)

I know who bought it first so it deffo all original ;)


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Lovely piece of kit 8)


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