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    Merlin Ti Thread

    There doesn't seem to be a thread to post Merlin Ti bikes...

    So here's mine:

    1996 Merlin Mountain - 17.5"
    - Refurbished at the Cambridge factory in 1999 just before closing. (Removed rear canti stop, re-routed cable to TT, decals, etc.)
    - SID SL w/ Long Casting lowers built by the @angryasian (James Huang) when he use to be a local shop mechanic.
    - CrossMax wheels
    - Du-race 9spd bar end shifters on custom mounts (pre-Paul Components thumbies)
    - Avid Arch Supreme's w/ matching levers. (Have a set of "Extreme" arches too.)
    - Syncros stem and carbon post.
    - Bontrager Velo Ti saddle.

    The bike has been sitting in the basement for years. So with Spring finally on the way in the Mid-West, I dug it out and happen across the correct rise/reach stem for it. (Long and low doesn't work for me any more...)

    Please post up your Merlin Titanium bikes.

    Cheers,
    -jw

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    "And single-speeding 29ers are mountain biking's equivalent of Scientologists..." - Captain Dondo

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    ^was just about to post that thread...
    All the gear and no idea.

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    Great looking Merlin.

    Cool part selection, and awesome to see a bike with toe clips, (just need to untuck the ends).



    Bet it rides great.



    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by klasse View Post
    Thanks, somehow missed that one. I'll take some better photos and post up.

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    Merlin Titanium

    Just picked up a Merlin Titanium today. Looking for a decent 1" 170mm, 50mm threaded fork to replace the Rock Shox. Other than the crap sold on EBay! Any Ideas?
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    1" forks are getting hard to find...

    I gave my '99 Merlin XLM with a 63mm SID to my little sister. Might ask for it back....

    Could be a good 650b/single-speed conversion.

    Good luck.

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    Seems Like I will be going rigid...any input still helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strictly Mountain View Post
    Seems Like I will be going rigid...any input still helps.
    I remember seeing an 1" fork in the classifieds recently.

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    Walt @ Waltworks ought to be able to make you up a fine little number, that's be my choice instead of some Taiwanese garbaggio....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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