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 Post subject: Re: 1994 Merlin Titanium
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 12:52 pm 
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don't think most here are overly concerned about safety given we are ridding mountain bikes nearly quarter century old! :lol:

tbh, if you haven't already gathered, my merlin is more of the "road warrior" of my collection. it's seen more pavement than dirt. :oops: so i'm not too concerned about any "failures" with the fork.

i'll have to disagree. a Syncros Powerlite fork would have probably been pretty sweet on a Merlin. i had a 1" Powerlite when i initially got my Merlin and would have slapped that on and gave it a try, but the steerer was too short. i debated having it extended longer for the Merlin:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=88076

in the end i decided not to and so i sadly sold it on and looked long and hard for an alternative before scoring the Bontrager composite.


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 Post subject: Re: 1994 Merlin Titanium
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 12:55 pm 
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RockiMtn wrote:
don't think most here are overly concerned about safety given we are ridding mountain bikes nearly quarter century old! :lol:


I was trying to say that exactly in my post, but couldn't figure out the correct wording, and also didn't want to offend anyone :)


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 Post subject: Re: 1994 Merlin Titanium
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:50 am 
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searching for appropriate fork leg caps…

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=349917

input appreciated! ;)


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 Post subject: Re: 1994 Merlin Titanium
PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:02 pm 
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the single gold outer always irked my OCD, so finally found a replacement champagne one to match the two inner rings. :D

now if only i could source that elusive Ibis mountain quill stem so i can go back to titanium. :?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:04 pm 
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Beautiful crankset!!

Good to see you got a bit of 'bike time' in!


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actually not really. i mounted the outer ring a few weeks back. only managed to inflate the tyres and take the photos to share earlier today. not only do i still not have much time, the heatwave is back in the GTA and it's just to hot and humid to be out riding. :(


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