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 Post subject: New Old Merlin
PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:35 pm 
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Took a few daylight pics and as I mentioned elsewhere not one for the purists
Did try and incorporate the new stuff as tastefully as possible, so hope it looks that way.
Sorry if its not quite in the spirit of retro, but wanted a rider not a museum exhibit with this one

Frame: Merlin Mountain 1993

Fork: RS Sid

Headset: Syncros
Stem: RaceFace System
Handlebar: Easton EA70 Monkeybar
Grips: ODI X-Trainer
Barends:

Brakes: XTR M960
Brake Pads: XTR M960
Brake Cables:
Cantilever cable hangers:
Brake Levers: XTR M960

Shifters: XTR M960
Front Derailleur: XTR M960
Rear Derailleur: XTR M960
Derailleur Cables:
Cassette: XTR M960
Chain: Ultegra
Cranks: XTR M960
Crank Bolts:
Chainrings: XTR M960
Chainring bolts:
Bottom Bracket: XTR M960 HT2
Pedals: Easton Flatboy

Hub Skewers: Kryptonite Stainless Steel Locking
Rims: Mavic X517
Hubs: XTR M952
Nipples:
Spokes:
Tyres: Kenda Small Block Eight 1.95
Tubes: Specialized

Saddle: Fizik Gobi Ti
Seatpost: Syncros 7075
Seatpost Binder:

Weight: 24lb Approx


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:30 pm 
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Nice 8) - I like it, ummm, lots.

Have you put tyre blackener on them Kendas :shock: :lol:

Seriously tho, they are a really good tyre - a mate has some on his modern ride, and he gets some right grip over the wet stuff - ok they're sh!te in mud, but for an autumn :shock: tyre, get 'em on......


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:43 pm 
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looks nice! I would go for a flat bar, but I'm not you. I like the mix between old and new.


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.o.T.M Triple Crown Winner
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Original… A Merlin is over all fashions… 8) 8) :D

But… put this suspension fork away :?
And you'll discover a new toy


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:46 pm 
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Quote:
But… put this suspension fork away
And you'll discover a new toy


And the physio will find a new patient when my shoulder separates again

But I would have agreed with you in my younger more supple days, in fact it did have a Pace RC30 on it originally


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:32 pm 
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Very nice. I like m960 :)


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