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 Post subject: Re: 1992 Merlin Mountain
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:07 am 
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 Post subject: Re: 1992 Merlin Mountain
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:11 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 1992 Merlin Mountain
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:26 pm 
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The cable hanger looks different to the one featured???
If ever you need rid of those forks, look me up first please. :)


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 Post subject: Re: 1992 Merlin Mountain
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:09 pm 
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fake combo... i will buy it for 30.-!


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 Post subject: Re: 1992 Merlin Mountain
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:31 pm 
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Thanks M-Power, I should also mention that the Merlin was originally spec'd with a Ritchey Logic fork, which has a rake of 1.75". The IRD fork has a paltry rake of 1.25", which could make for some extra twitchy handling. Luckily the composite fork crown allowed me to slide the fork legs down flush with the top of the crown, as they had been protruding up about 5mm. This gave me a slightly longer axle to crown measurement on the forks, and took a little edge off the front end handling (in theory).


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 Post subject: Re: 1992 Merlin Mountain
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:04 pm 
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Location: Victoria, B.C. Canada
Frame: 1992 Merlin Mountain 16.5"

Fork: IRD Expedition titanium

Headset: Deore XT M735
Stem: One-Off
Handlebar: One-Off
Grips: ODI Attack

Brakes: Avid Tri-Align
Brake Pads: WTB
Brake Cables: Shimano SLR
Cantilever cable hangers: Avid
Brake Levers: Dia-Compe SS5

Shifters: Shimano Deore XT 7 speed M732
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT M735
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT M735 short cage
Derailleur Cables: Shimano SIS
Cassette: Shimano Hyperglide 7 speed
Chain: himano Hyperglide
Cranks: Cook Brothers
Crank Bolts:
Chainrings: Shimano SG 46/36/24
Chainring bolts:
Bottom Bracket: WTB Grease Guard system
Pedals: Shimano Deore XT M73D

Hub Skewers: American Classic
Rims: Mavic 217 SUP ceramic
Hubs: WTB Grease Guard
Nipples: DT
Spokes: DT stainless
Tyres: Specialized Ground Control Cannibal 2.20"
Tubes: Axiom

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite titanium
Seatpost: Syncros titanium 27.2 mm
Seatpost Binder: unknown

Weight: 22.0 lb


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 Post subject: Re: 1992 Merlin Mountain
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:40 pm 
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very nice. i have similar frame/fork combo! 8)

how are you fork legs capped? looks to be countersunk??? :?


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 Post subject: Re: 1992 Merlin Mountain
PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:43 am 
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I think the fork caps are original, but one has been knocked down below flush. Might have to drill a small hole through a nd work it back up. Or leave it...


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 Post subject: Re: 1992 Merlin Mountain
PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:17 am 
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That's a fine looking bike - well done.


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