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 Post subject: Re: 1995 Merlin Newsboy
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:55 pm 
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Wow that's nice! Even in such a large frame, which I tend to find makes bikes look awkward.

I want one, but doubt I'll ever see/touch one, let alone own one.


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 Post subject: Re: 1995 Merlin Newsboy
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 6:48 am 
98+ BoTM | BoTM | PoTM Winner
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Just (re)entered this in May BoTM. Rode this a couple of times last week and realized it was now a full 20 years old. I still love it. Here's a recent formal "dungeon" pic of the bike:

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And then several pics from last week's rides:

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As I mentioned in the BoTM nomination thread, I'll try to get some of the older broken links in this build thread fixed in the coming days.


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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 3:10 pm 
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:shock: a unicorn!!! Love it.


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 Post subject: Re: 1995 Merlin Newsboy
PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 4:53 pm 
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If I should decide to keep mine, I may take a few cues from your execution...


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 Post subject: Re: 1995 Merlin Newsboy
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 7:14 am 
98+ BoTM | BoTM | PoTM Winner
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Newsboy ride today.

Eldridge Grade about a third of the way up Mt. Tam:

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Curves. And a nice bottle from Una Pizza.. about as good as it gets outside Napoli. See: http://www.vimeo.com/babybluefilm/unapizzabikeshow

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Fork, front brake:

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In the Madone grove at the top of Lakeview.. between Eldridge and Lagunitas:

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Panorama looking east to the Bay from Terra Linda Ridge Fire Road:

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 Post subject: Re: 1995 Merlin Newsboy
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 9:27 am 
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If this doesn't win BOTM then there's something wrong with RB. An absolute stunner, would love to ride one :-)


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 Post subject: Re: 1995 Merlin Newsboy
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 9:51 am 
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Beautiful! Are those bottle cages from http://www.kingcage.com/, btw?


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 Post subject: Re: 1995 Merlin Newsboy
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 1:53 pm 
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That panorama pic is fantastic


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 Post subject: Re: 1995 Merlin Newsboy
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 10:41 pm 
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Big fan of the Newsboy, wouldn't change a thing


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 Post subject: Re: 1995 Merlin Newsboy
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 10:01 pm 
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Davichin wrote:
That panorama pic is fantastic


100%.....and also the Newsboy :wink:


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