My Merlin Extralight (new pic on page 1)

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Timo
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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 Juanmoretime

Timo, truly stunning! The black and white theme is just awesome! I don't usually care for painted titanium but your bike is the exception.
RESIDENT GRUMPY OLD MAN.

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Thanks Juan! I know people will demand a specs list so here goes...

Frame: Merlin Extralight titanium ; 58 cm w/Syntace titanium seatpost bolt & titanium Merlin headset badge
Fork: Ritchey Pro alu/carbon ; Ø 1" ; painted black
Headset: Chris King Aheadset ; Ø 1" w/Chris King cap and Syntace titanium bolt
Stem: Syntace Force 99 ; 120 mm w/Syntace 1" shim and titanium kit
Handlebar: Syntace Racelite 7075 ; 46 cm ; Ø 26,0 mm
Ribbon: Fi'zik
Brake handles: Campagnolo Record Ergopower QS 2007
Brake cables: Nokon
Shifting cables: Nokon
Brakes: Zero Gravity w/Carbonsports rubber
Bottom bracket: TA Specialité Axix Titanium Pro ; JIS ; 103 mm
BB bolts: Tiso aluminium ; JIS
Crankarms: Storck Powerarms ; JIS ; 172,5 mm
Chainrings: Stronglight CT² ; 50/39
Chainring bolts: Tiso aluminium
Pedals: Time Atac XS titan/carbon*
Chain: Campagnolo Record Ultra Narrow
Seatpost: Thomson Masterpiece ; Ø 27,2 mm ; 240 mm
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR limited edition
Bottle holders: Tune Wasserträger
Cassette: Campagnolo Record 12-25
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Record 10-speed w/Fyber-lite carbon inner plate
Front derailleur: Campagnolo Record QS ; braze-on w/black Campagnolo clamp ; Syntace titanium bolts
Wheels: Carbonsports Lightweight standard 20/20**
Tubes: Dugast Strada ; 700 x 20c
QRs: Tune AC14
Computer: Cateye Strada wireless

* Pedals: MTB because I don't want to think about which shoes to wear for which bike when I go out for a ride 8)
** Not in the pic. Wheels are at the house in France and will join the bike after the weekend when my holiday starts.
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 jet sanchEz

Is the frame painted or is it a powdercoat? Nice, very nice.

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yes, that is pretty special!
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Classy!

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by Timo

It's painted by Brady van Dalen (www.specialpaintwork.nl). The logos are painted too and it has four layers of clearcoat. The finished frame is 1304 grams on a digital scale.
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by ridley86

what's the total weight?

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Timo
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As shown here it's 7.6 kilos (Record 32h hubs, Sapim spokes, Open Pro rims, Chorus 13/26 cassette, Record QR's and Schwalbe Stelvio tires). With the Lightweights (Record 12/25 cassette. Tune QR's, Dugast tubes) it will go down to 6.7 kilos.
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by bespoke

Very nice

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by Kam0916

Black is beautiful!

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by KB

Now it looks stunning with the wheel and tyre combination. Looks very artful in black and white.

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by Martin.F

I've just got to say, as I was thinking the bike could'nt look much better the lightweights really amazed me. Really really beautiful.

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i just wet myself... want some of those hoops for my Extralight now. you're bad, bad influence!
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