1989 Merlin Mountain

perfection! makes me really want a track2 fork on my own merlin.

interesting to see the hg41 cassette without the huge label. i've always felt it makes them look so cheap and shoddy, but simply removed and it looks right at home on a vintage example! good to know.
Thanks for the kind works

Ya, the HG41 may not sit on the top drawer parts pick list but I've used it on a few builds. With ugly stickers removed it looks the part and so far I can't find fault with the quality and it shifts nicely, nice Shimano is still producing 7 speed cassettes, at 250g it's pretty light as well 👍
Think I'll through this in BOTM for June so here's a small update. I changed the title to remove (90?), I'm not 100% certain but after posting my Merlin on a FB group it seems most likely it was produced in 89' based on some of the comments.

I've been out on this Merlin a lot more than my other bikes for good reason, it has such a sweet ride 😍

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