il mio MERLIN XLM

adri.75

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Hello guys :cool:
these days there's a new frame in my garage, a beautiful Merlin XLM that will accompany the mountain in monstercross version.
The frame is of 1997, but I decided to mount it at the moment Shimano xtr m900 because it has the rear jumper for the cantilever, the alternative was a m952
really nice and in very good condition
 

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adri.75

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description of temporary components

Frame: MERLIN XLM 1997 s/n 13841

Fork: ritchey 1"1/8

Headset: Chris king rasta color, maybe change with another blue navy ck
Stem: Syncros Cattleprod
Handlebar: Syncros
Grips: Ritchey
Barends:/

Brakes:Shimano XTR M900
Brake Pads:Shimano XTR M900
Brake Cables:
Cantilever cable hangers:
Brake Levers:Shimano XTR M900 STI

Shifters:Shimano XTR M900
Front Derailleur:Shimano XTR M900
Rear Derailleur:Shimano XTR M900
Derailleur Cables:
Cassette:Shimano
Chain:
Cranks:Shimano XTR M900
Crank Bolts:Shimano XTR M900
Chainrings:Shimano XTR M900 46/36/24
Chainring bolts:Shimano XTR M900
Bottom Bracket: titanium freespirit
Pedals:

Hub Skewers:Shimano XTR M900
Rims: ambrosio CC22
Hubs:Shimano XTR M900
Nipples:
Spokes:Wheelsmith
Tyres: Michelin
Tubes: cst

Saddle: Selle italia Flite
Seatpost: Syncros Titanium
Seatpost Binder: merlin titanium

Weight: N/A

tires from 1.95 are really tight .....
 

mtbmaniac

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I think it looks super the way it is. Merlin XLM doesnt need bling. Remember a test in MBA (about 94?) with a build like this: Ritchey fork and M900. Very special ! Only thing might be black skinwalls perhaps?
 

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If you haven't done so already, check the insides of those rims for small holes. (as seen in the photo below).
Check those holes for any burrs or sharp edges and use a small file to get rid of those.



I had about a dozen flats with my own CC22s when I first started using them. Every single puncture was on the inside. I deburred the holes and now use electrical tape to cover them.
Thinking about getting some slightly wider rim tape, that should do a much better (and longer lasting) job of covering the holes.
 

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Re: Re:

Raging_Bulls":281wf86d said:
If you haven't done so already, check the insides of those rims for small holes. (as seen in the photo below).
Check those holes for any burrs or sharp edges and use a small file to get rid of those.



I had about a dozen flats with my own CC22s when I first started using them. Every single puncture was on the inside. I deburred the holes and now use electrical tape to cover them.
Thinking about getting some slightly wider rim tape, that should do a much better (and longer lasting) job of covering the holes.

Thanks for your note, I did not know this problem :D
 

adri.75

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Today I have changed the color of headset with a blue navy



alternatively I was thinking that I have in the garage a Kona P2 fork nos, Shimano xtr m900 headset, stem 3t Prolight
 

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