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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:04 pm 
.o.T.M Triple Crown Winner
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It's a 1990 Merlin frame you got : the specific BB and the end of the brake cable say the year. :wink:
I prefer the wheelset with M732 hubs. The good year, and the good spirit. The Edco are good and beautifull wheels, but the black spokes are too modern.

If you want ideas for your Merlin, go there :wink: 8) 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:34 am 
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small check with skinwall tires, cook bros cranks and XT wheels.

I think i like the blackwall tires more :roll:

Still waiting for my Syncros Bar to arrive...

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Very nice, cool build too. Makes me want to try a rigid steel fork on y Ti hardtail.

Xt wheels look better to me, got to be silver spokes. And thoyugh black wall is fine I like the red-wall IRC's too. I know it has been done on modern Dales but it would look nice if you echo the red-wall in a Brown Brooks (Swallow?) saddle and some matching leather grips. Different too, but you'd have to get on with a Brooks if it is a rider.

As for risers, I much prefer them for riding and to me there's nothing wrong with them visually, but I realise that's not mainstrem on RB. Your pics make me wonder if you have the two bolt front clamp? I have some and it is quite wide, I thought it would not work with a riser.

Enjoy!!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:48 pm 
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i just got this in the mail today...

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looks better than the riser bar

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:53 am 
.o.T.M Triple Crown Winner
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:D :D :D :D :D :D

It's really what you need :wink:


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 Post subject: Stunning.
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That is stunning!!!


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Fantastic in that latest pic, new decals from Gil_M will finish it off a treat. Tyres and wheelset perfect IMO...


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 3:11 pm 
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hi,

i finished my Merlin a while ago, but i didn´t have time to make some decent pics. i went out for a great ride today and finally made some photos.

i kept the riser bar since i have some neck pain...enjoy.

does anyone have a scource for merlin repro decals ?

marc

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Nice , very nice ! 8)


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 8:02 pm 
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Congrats 8) very very cool :D


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