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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:55 pm 
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No biggie. Get some lightweight anodised bling ones :D

EDIT: you beat me to it!


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:lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:39 pm 
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i think i've found the winner! :D

normally i won't touch coloured crank arms as i fear them becoming ugly with scratches and wearing. but these NOS pewter/gunmetal RF turbines i just couldn't resist picking up. probably paid too much for these, but they did come with a nice set of NOS Crank-o-matics as well!

will either use the other set of RFs to donate it's rings or perhaps go with a new set of matching pewter/gunmetal triple Pro chainrings from Canadian Blackspire company.


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That spline pattern on the ring looks like it'll fit an old M950 crank arm, correct me if I'm wrong. Wherechu find that picture?

I have used Blackspire rings, very good quality indeed.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:37 am 
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you mean the pictures of the blackspire rings? that's directly off their website.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:13 pm 
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finally got a temporary fork sorted out to work how i want it to. thanks to mechagouki for supplying a spare Manitou crown and a long 1" steerer for what i wanted to do. only issue was the 1" steerer had a part of a quill stem stuck in it. took quite a bit of work but managed to get it out and salvage enough steerer length to use my RF Ti ahead stem.


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That is looking so nice Frank!


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was hoping for about 7" of steerer but i just couldn't bang out the quill even after soaking it with penetrating oil overnight as there was just too much stuck in there. so i decided to cut off the threaded section with a hacksaw, which was about 1.5" or so. even with that cut off, there was still quite a bit of quill left in it, but i managed to bang that out.

but when i re-assembled the fork i realized i ended up with about 6.5" of steerer. luckily it was enough, but it would have been nice to have raised the stem a tad higher, as it has no rise and the bars seem a bit low for comfort. :oops:

we'll see how it goes. :roll:


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What size is your Merlin ? 15" I think ;-)
If you don't use the marin stem, contact me ! :lol:


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Yep, size is a 15"

still holding on to the Ti quill stem as backup. but once i know it's not needed, i will indeed pass it on. ;)


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