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 Post subject: 1994 Merlin Titanium
PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:38 pm 
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Some parts in anticipation for a new build. 8)

[edit] Now that my Merlin is complete, here is the build specs…

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Frame: 1994 Merlin Titanium

Fork: Bontrager Composite Rigid (silver/black) -> IRD Ti Expedition

Headset: 1" Chris King Titanium No Threadset w/ Titanium spacers -> GripNut conversion
Stem: Race Face Titanium -> Syncros cattleprod (temporary)
Handlebar: Bontrager/Titec Titanium -> Merlin Titanium
Grips: ATI Tomac Slimline (clear)
Barends: Race Face Titanium

Brake Levers: Extralite UltraLevers
Brakes: Extralite UltraBrakes
Brake Pads: Kool-stop (salmon)
Brake Cables: Jagwire Switch (carbon-silver)
Cantilever Cable Hangers: N/A

Front Derailleur: XTR M900
Rear Derailleur: XTR M900 w/ Bullseye Alloy Pulleys (pewter) & Avid Rollamajig (silver)
Shifters: GripShift X-ray SRT-800 (white inner shifter parts & grip)
Derailleur Cables: Jagwire Switch (carbon-silver)
Cranks: Syncros Forged (compact)
Pedals: Ritchey WCS Titanium Spindle (champaign)
Chainrings: Syncros [46-36-24]
Chainring bolts: Titanium (gold)
Bottom Bracket: Race Face Titanium Taperlock
Crank Bolts: Syncros C-O-M
Cassette: XTR M900 [12-28]
Chain: KMC X8

Hubs: XTR M910 (32H)
Hub Skewers: XTR M910
Rims: Mavic 217 SUP (gold)
Spokes: DT Double Butted 15/16
Nipples: DT (black)
Tyres: Maxxis MaxxLite 310
Tubes: Maxxis Flyweight

Saddle: Flite Titanium Gel Flow (white) -> (black temporary)
Seatpost: Syncros Titanium -> Syncros Pro (temporary)
Seatpost Binder: Titanium

Weight: sub 20lbs/9kg

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:09 pm 
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i'll play :lol:

:?:94 RM Altitude T.O. :?:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:16 pm 
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1994 and Syncros forks. So not a stringent period correct build I guess :lol:

Scrat is obvioulsy worng though, as Rocky Mountain didn't use silly acronyms after the bike name in 1994, they hadn't lowered their class by then.



Is it still Canadian ?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:23 pm 
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nope, unfortunately not Canadian. but i'm gonna try for more Canadian content.

if a certain RM frame ever showed up in place of what i have, i'd seriously consider swapping though.

there's a few RB members who already know what i'm getting, as i've divulged what it is privately. so if they'd kindly keep their mouths shut, it be appreciated! :wink:

if ppl did some digging, i think there's some hints to what it is.


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My lips are sealed - but can't wait to see it in the metal!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:03 pm 
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mechagouki wrote:
My lips are sealed - but can't wait to see it in the metal!


don't worry, i'll be needing some help knocking in a few CK headsets if you don't mind!

I need a red ano one on the Cirrus, and either a black one or perhaps a Ti one very shortly. :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:05 am 
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:D another piece of the puzzle…

but thinking maybe going with a white saddle instead, something like this?

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:shock: Is that the post that came with it!

That is a thing of beauty.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:08 am 
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originally was going to build this up not period correct, but still all retro with XTR M900 bits and such. and I wasn't planning on going too crazy with a lightweight build. but these were offered to me and i couldn't refuse! :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:08 am 
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You've got me puzzled there. A white saddle, tyres with no treads and flexy brakes. That's not like you. Some kind of coffee shop cruiser?


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