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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:54 pm 
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I was at the LBS and the discussion came 'round to Merlins. I ride a '92 Merlin Road. The LBS guys said, "We have a Merlin mountain bike, a brand new '94. It's in the basement". When it came through the door, I had to have it. A brand new '94 MTB, 1 1/8 head tube, '97 XTR group, Manitou Mars Elite fork, Specialized CrossMax wheels with bladed spokes. The bike had been in the basement for almost 18 years. It's completely brand new, never ridden, never outside. The rims have never seen a brake pad, other than touching on the shop floor years ago. Pictures mediafire dot com with this extension /?x4ikte1jd3io9.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:09 pm 
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Looks fantastic! What a find! Do you mind if I ask how much they let you have it for?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:12 pm 
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The paper price tag is still on it and says $4,999. I bought the bike for half that...


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:16 pm 
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Great price. Well done on that.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:09 pm 
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Amazing! Nice score


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:26 pm 
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I have always dreamed that this would be my story. Hasn't happened yet. Congrats!


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 Post subject: nice find
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:41 pm 
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so wishes do come true.well done,ride it well.. :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:16 pm 
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Don't have plans to ride it, just let it hang on the wall, I guess. But glad it's out of the LBS basement... :o


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 Post subject: the wall?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:21 am 
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Sweet. It's lovely, but that bike should be ridden hard, then put away wearing some proper '94 era kit. The M900/910 stuff was just finished so nice. As well as it works, the finish on the 950 and later stuff was a cop-out.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:37 am 
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kscycler wrote:
Don't have plans to ride it, just let it hang on the wall, I guess. But glad it's out of the LBS basement... :o


Really??? i don't see how it being bought to be hung up on a wall a whole lot better than sitting in a basement of some shop.

Great deal on that, given everything being practically NOS. but the math does not add up, as neither the frame nor the build match the year. i have a 94 and it's a 1" headtube.


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