Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:14 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: 1994 Merida
PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 10:03 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:58 pm
Posts: 96
Location: Northern Ireland
Here's a picture of my firts 'serious' mountain bike.

I haven't seen any of these on here but it would be great to find out a bit more about them :?:

This came with cork grips and a lovely brown saddle and it was the shiniest thing in the shop (within my limited price range :D ) and sat alongside konas and rocky mountains.

I've replaced various bit over the years with a major refit in 1998 of new brakes, forks, stem, and a lovely riser bar. More recent arrivals are new shifters and hubs (737s) from the forum. In fact the only original bits are the frame, BB, front and rear mechs :lol:

Its served me well and i really like its short geometry. Pretty light too - says 'superlight' on the frame so must be true............

Anyone else ever ride one of these and any suggestions for a replacement frame with similar geometry :?: - this one isn't going to last forever.


IMG_4229.jpg [ 217.86 KiB | Viewed 3051 times ]
 Post subject: Merida
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 12:18 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:59 am
Posts: 307
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Nice Merida....

I hope the frame lasts a while for you.

As far as a something similar, maybe a Giant?

My second mountain bike was a Merida Albontech 880 back in 1994...

A friend has it now and its still going strong.

Merida Albontech 880.jpg
Merida Albontech 880.jpg [ 181.45 KiB | Viewed 3005 times ]
 Post subject: Re: 1994 Merida
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:48 am 
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:50 am
Posts: 4
Location: Stockholm
I have exactly the same bike!
I raced mine 1994! Was it equipped with STX-RC gears etc?
Very nice! Its a similar frame as Marin Muirwoods from 90s - 2007... they used CrMo frames that are identical with this Merida probably " Borrowed " the looks from Marin!? :wink:

If you clean it, oil and polish the rusty parts it will last forever!!!

I have turned mine into a single-speed! I killed the gears and wanted to try something different...
works nice and is very good for your lungs! :wink:

Best ride!

Cheers/ Fredo

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Exabot [Bot], pwriter, Relliott6879, Woody and 53 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group