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 Post subject: Merlin Rebuild
PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:25 am 
Dirt Disciple
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This is the base for my new winter project :)

It Arrived in late summer from the US but i did not have time to start building until now.

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First i needed to replace the Bottom bracket bearings...

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Tange Forks :

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XT Steerer

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The Good old Flite :

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Other goodies

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I would like a Salsa or Cook Stem, bit for now the Syncros will do :)

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Pauls :

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XTM732 :
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:27 am 
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First Check :

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:53 am 
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Looks great :xmas-cool:

Not sure if the risers suit though.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:56 am 
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hi John,

thanx, you mean the handlebars ?

they just happened to be in my partsbox with the Syncros stem.

I will replace them with a Syncros hardcore bar as soon as i find one :)

Marc


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:02 am 
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hossegor wrote:
hi John,

thanx, you mean the handlebars ?

they just happened to be in my partsbox with the Syncros stem.

I will replace them with a Syncros hardcore bar as soon as i find one :)

Marc


Excellent :xmas-big-grin:

What year is the frame ?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:07 am 
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It is supposed to be a 1989 frame in XL.

It came with a Manitou fork but i prefer a rigid one :)

I don´t know if the original Decals have been replaced because the old frames usually have black ones.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:21 am 
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I got these in the mail two days ago :D :D :D


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:37 pm 
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Marc,

she is shaping up nicely, the black bits will look amazing - and I would go for a Salsa stem personally, will suit better than the Syncros :)

good luck!


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Nice...we have similar projects going on.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:07 pm 
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Looking very tidy indeed. As I was scrolling down I thought "hmm, not sure about the bars" and "wonder what cranks are going on that?" and both are now answered.

For what it is worth I like the look of the Syncros stem as it matches nicely with the seatpost but with your other two thoughts you won't exactly go wrong


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