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 Post subject: Merlin Mountain 1989
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:30 pm 
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I've got my first Merlin in 2003. 10 years later I wanted to have a other one.
I get this Merlin mountain from Jeff Archer (First Flight) in 2014. Sérial number arround #1100.
Then, the built take some years...

Here is the first picture when I get it.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:49 pm 
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Beautiful frame, I'm waiting for more... :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:11 pm 
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The frame have the pressfit BB with 17mm axel.
I first change the bottom braket ball bearing by new Philwood parts.

I clean up the frame, and choose to built it with a Steeve Potts Type II fork.

The frame is built for a U-brake / Roller-Cam brake on the stay, with a lovely little noodle to guide the cable.


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This is going to be good!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:29 pm 
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Next I apply a new set of stickers on the frame.


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin Mountain 1989
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:43 pm 
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Lovely frame.

Looking forward to seeing this built

Mark


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:05 pm 
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I made a first pre-assembly 3 years ago in 2016.


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin Mountain 1989
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:02 am 
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cantilever brakes up front?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:11 am 
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Yes, I want to built it with a classic XT group


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:00 pm 
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After the first pre-assembly I thought the black fork was fine, but was too classic. There's a lot of beautiful Merlin built with black fork and accessories, so I want something different.

I was inspired by something like that.


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