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    Merlin Fat Ti - Searching... destroying...

    Oh man, years on this forum... and, still no Merlin Fat!

    Where am I going to find one? Anyone have any advice on finding one? Any shops near you have a "large"?

    Any info is greatly appreciated.

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    I have seen a few on Ebay in the last year.

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    Thanks, I have seen a couple too. But, would love to get one from a shop - or seller direct.

    Weak dollars and exchange rates make it hard to keep up with the International folk.

    Thanks though!

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    Go to nemba.com

    A poster had one for sale for quite awhile.

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    If you can't find one, why not go custom? I'm sure you can have a builder that does Ti to work on this project, especially with the switchover to 1.5. You might even be able to put a Lefty on.

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    One reason: Cost. If it comes down to it, and I somehow have double the cash to go custom I will... But... rather not. Thanks though.

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    Merlin Fat Ti has double-butted fat tubes. It had a msrp of $3+k when they were being produced. Today, to go custom with these kind of tubes will cost you a fortune considering standard non-butted Ti are around $2k.

    I got my Extra Fat on closeout a year after they stopped producing them. I still see some on Ebay, even new old stock. You just have to be patient I guess.
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    that's a great set up! i'd be doing similar, if i can EVER find the frame!

    1x9!

    the hunt continues.

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    Currently one on the 'Bay.

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    There's a Merlin Fat at East Coast Bicycle Academy in Harrisonburg, VA 540-433-3013. It's new and it looks sweet.

    Ask for George

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    Merlin Fat Ti -

    I have a Large Merlin Fat Ti that I'm selling. Its a large, in great shape, with Mavic Cross Max wheels (v-brake), Shiman XTR shifters, front/rear derailure, cannondale crank. Looking for $1,300 plus shipping. Can send pics if interested. email me at tgettier@aol.com or call 703-932-8781

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    Bringing this back. Anyone know of anything? Still searching.

    Thanks!

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    Me too. I've seen a few Fat Beat's on eBay but no hardtails.

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    exactly! where are the hardtails? i neeeeeeeeeed one.

    i have everything set for it, except the frameset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobslide
    exactly! where are the hardtails? i neeeeeeeeeed one.

    i have everything set for it, except the frameset.
    There is a Merlin with decal "Fat Beat" on ebay. Looks like first generation Merlin Soft tail back when they have the Moots decal.

    Disclaimer: - no knowledge of merchandise or seller just saw it on ebay.

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    man... oh man... this is one elusive frame.

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    I have one. I upgraded it to a carbon lefty elo, disc brakes, spinergy wheels, XTR. My goal was to have carbon and Ti on the whole bike. I have it down to 24 lbs.

    I still gets lots of comments and questions. I was at krankworx in whistler and all the guys in the booths wanted to look at my bike not the DH rigs. Was so funny.

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    here i am... still looking... anyone?

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    wow, this is an impossible frame to find.... anyone have any leads?

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    Maybe not a Merlin....

    http://www.kocmo.de/en/products/?vis...at=0&id=100027

    ...but the price seems to be not too bad.

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    still nothing... c'est la vie.

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    I have a Merlin Fat Beat Ti that i no longer ride if anyone is interested. Complete bike in like new condition. Pretty sure its a large.

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    I have one, Merlin Fat Beat size 19.5 (v-brake) frame with fork (Fatty) brand new. Fork rubber slighty out of shape. Let me know if you are interested and I'll get you some pictures. Coming out from Asia.

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    Merlin Fat Ti 700c Wheel Configuration

    It looks like it has been awhile since the last post. I have a frankenstein like idea, so (the post) it's ALIIIVE! I would like to run 700c wheels in a Merlin Fat Ti.
    Does anyone know if a 700 x 25 or even 700 x 28 wheelset will work with a Merlin Fat Ti? Of course a nice 26 x 1.5 aired up above 80psi would feel really smooth on the tarmac, but I was just wondering if anyone knows if 700c wheels work? I suspect it would work as Cannondale frames of the hardtail mountain bike variety have ample clearance. If anyone out there has a) a Merlin Fat Ti and b) a wheel with a 135mm hub and 700c rims, please see if it works.
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