My Merlin Extralight (new pic on page 1)

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Timo
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by Timo

This season I dropped the stealth look of the saddle and the bar tape in favour of a bit more color...

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And if I ever meet an aardvark, I'm going to step on its damn protruding nasal implement until it couldn't suck up an insect if its life depended on it.

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by Krull

great bike-the wheelset fits perfect, better than the lightweights, for my taste.
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by Sleg8

Great bike Timo! I have enjoyed reading through the evolution of it in this thread. I would also love to see it try on a pair of record hubs, ambrosio tubs and some pave CG's in its next iteration. :thumbup:
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by Timo

Thanks! "Sleg8", must admit that I've been thinking about such a set but saved the idea for a less weenie more Paris-Roubaix proof build.
And if I ever meet an aardvark, I'm going to step on its damn protruding nasal implement until it couldn't suck up an insect if its life depended on it.

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by cleavel

Hello Timo,

The bike continues to look great. I agree that the current wheelset fits the look of the frame very well.
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Timo
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by Timo

Now that I broke my Schmolke bar in a crash I can sit back and do a winter makeover. The first plan...

Frame Merlin Extralight ; 1993 ; 57 cm ; white w/black decals

Fork Ritchey Pro alu/carbon ; Ø 1” ; white

Headset Campagnolo Record aheadset ; Ø 1” ; silver

Stem Deda Zero 100 ; 6º ; 110 mm ; white

Handlebar Schmolke SL OS ; 44 cm

Brake handles Campagnolo Record 10sp Ergopower

Ribbon black cotton

Brakes Zero Gravity ; custom black/white

Brake/shift cables Campagnolo ; black

Bottom Bracket Campagnolo Record

Crankset Campagnolo Record 10sp UT ; 172.5 mm ; 53/39

Pedals Speedplay ; white

Seat post Campagnolo Record ; Ø 27.2 mm

Saddle Selle Italia Flite evolution 2 (carbon deck w/titanium rail)

Chain Campagnolo Record C-10

Front derailleur Campagnolo Record 10 sp

Rear derailleur Campagnolo Record 10 sp ; short cage

Cassette Campagnolo Record ; 12-25

Wheels Campagnolo Hyperion One ; clincher 1600.00

Tires Vittoria Corsa KS ; 700 x 23c ; classic

Bottle holders Campagnolo Record carbon
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Its a personal thing I know, but I would lose the paintjob (and a couple of 10s of grams?) and get it back to its naked lovely titanium self :)
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by Fuchspk

what an lovely bike!
really nice.... :)

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by bwindsurfin

Bike looks stellar, what would it look like with black bar tape and a black saddle? Just curious. :)

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Timo
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Well...like this...

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;))

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Timo, I love this bike, I'm a fellow flexy ti advocate!

Do you run the down tube shifter as a weight saving measure or for some other clever reason? Where did you get the carbon down tube lever from please?
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Timo
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Thanks all! "Tallboy", it's made by BTP but you'll need a donor Campagnolo shifter because all BTP gets you is the lever.
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Timo
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Well, since I decided to have my Merlin repainted and because I think polished alu goes better with white I started polishing after getting rid of the black anodized finish. Nice job for a rainy afternoon...

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