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 Post subject: Merlin Elevator
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:41 pm 
BoTM Winner
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This is a 1991 Merlin Elevator, serial number 4225. The first dirt ride is tomorrow with some friends.

Only a mother could love the fork, but it performs nicely. Whether I'll keep it on the bike remains to be seen.


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin Elevator
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:25 am 
Old School Hero

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Now that is not an easy to find bike... That fork, Monolith, is supposed to be the best of it´s time. The drop bar build makes everything even classier.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:33 am 
BoTY & PoTM Winner
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Location: KEEPING THEM SAFE FROM HARM, ANYWAY I CAN....!
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 Post subject: Re: Merlin Elevator
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:31 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Location: Riding my Woodsie.
As attractive as the young lady in the photo undoubtedly is, I'd rather just see photos of the bike! :oops:

edit to add:

Also interested in the ride report. I've heard these frames were pretty flexible so will be good to hear your thoughts. Maybe that was the point of the original picture? A study in flexibility? :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:06 pm 
BoTY & PoTM Winner
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Simply beautiful.........Both.


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin Elevator
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:34 pm 
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Here are some more photos. I felt under the weather this morning so no ride. Hopefully, tomorrow.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:05 pm 
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Very beautiful and very rare, you have really good taste.
I imagine an ride with your Elevator and my Elevator FS, a high-flyout !! 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin Elevator
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 10:39 am 
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Location: Cologne
Always nice to see an Elevator. How was the first ride?


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin Elevator
PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:47 am 
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Fitted some modern tyres and went for a ride this evening and thoroughly enjoyed the bike. The fork works well, soaks up the small stuff with ease. I'm surprised it wasn't a more widely adopted fork, though, the styling is most likely why? Love the dirt drop setup.


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