Merlin Metal Works

kokies

Retro Guru
Found this on craigslist back in 2009. Drove up to Boston in a snow storm to pick this one up. It was mostly like this when I purchased it, I have made very few changes to it over the years.

Frame: Merlin
Fork: Manitou 2

Headset: Threaded King 3DV NoLogo
Stem: Ringle 3DV
Handlebar: Merlin Ti

Brakes: Paul Stoplight 3DV with Paul booster
Shifters: Shimano XTR M900 on grafton perches
Brake Levers: Paul

Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR M900
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M900
Cassette: Shimano XTR M900
Cranks: Shimano XTR M900
Bottom Bracket: Shimano XTR M900
Pedals: Shimano XT

Skewers: Ringle 3DV
Rims: Mavic
Hubs: Shimano XTR M900 rear and Ringle 3DV front
Tires: Specialized Umma Gumma Cannibal

Saddle: Selle Flite Tu
Seatpost: Ringle 3DV
Cables: Gore
Cages: Ringles 3DV
Complete Titanium bolt kit all around
 

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tintin40

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Never have to much purple ano. Lovely frame. No purple cranks? Grafton?
 

Dr Dremel

Fat Chance Fan
Nice one! Not often you see colorful ano on a Merlin. Also seems to be a special order with all the cables on the TT and pulley on the seat tube. Fork looks not very useful though ...
 

kokies

Retro Guru
Nice one! Not often you see colorful ano on a Merlin. Also seems to be a special order with all the cables on the TT and pulley on the seat tube. Fork looks not very useful though ...
Shhhhh, dont tell anyone about the fork. I have an old wings spring kit for it that is currently on my desk. Trying to decide if there is enough demand to make a similar kit.
 

Dr Dremel

Fat Chance Fan
Shhhhh, dont tell anyone about the fork. I have an old wings spring kit for it that is currently on my desk. Trying to decide if there is enough demand to make a similar kit.
🤐What I wanted to say is the fork noticed the early Merlin frame and did a suspension correction all by itself! Good fork that!
 
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