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 Post subject: Merlin Titanium
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 5:17 am 
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Hows it going everyone, new guy that just joined the boards to gain some insight, and just to checkout whats going on in the world of other cyclists.

Here is my current road bike. She's not the lightest on the road at 18lbs, but for an original from 1992, id say she's not bad. Bike has been owned since new, but sat collecting dust until early this year when she was outfitted with all up to date gear. Just got refreshed with a new original decal set.

Merlin Titanium

Tom Kellogg Geometry

Fi'zi:k Aliante Gamma Saddle
Dura-Ace 7800 Shifters
Dura-Ace 7800 Brakes
Dura-Ace 7800 Rear Derailleur
Dura-Ace 7800 Front Derailleur
Dura-Ace 7800 10spd Chain
Full Speed Ahead (FSA) Crank
Mavic Ksyrium SL SSC (For climbing and training)
Mavic Cosmic Carbone SSC Carbon Clincher ( w/ White Mavic Decals for fast paced/racing )
Cat-Eye Astrale 8 Computer
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 Post subject: Re: Merlin Titanium
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 9:50 am 
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Welcome to the forum! :welcome: A very fine representation of the gray metal! :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: Merlin Titanium
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 12:24 pm 
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That is a good looking build, but the amount of spacers on the steerer looks to be a bit on the unsafe side? :noidea:

Also, I think you need to put a shiny Dura Ace 7800 crankset on there ASAP :)

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 Post subject: Re: Merlin Titanium
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 1:28 pm 
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I think you need to put a shiny Dura Ace 7800 crankset on there ASAP

Yep ditch the spacers and put some black tyres on :thumbup: Too!
Take those ridiculous Transfers off the wheels and now your looking better :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Merlin Titanium
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 1:50 pm 
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Smallest headtube I've ever seen! Looks like it's impossible to mount a stem without spacers and still having the drops higher than the tyres level :noidea: :noidea: :?:


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin Titanium
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 2:40 pm 
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That is a good looking build, but the amount of spacers on the steerer looks to be a bit on the unsafe side? :noidea:

Also, I think you need to put a shiny Dura Ace 7800 crankset on there ASAP :)


Found out the hard way on not being able to put my 7800 crank in. Ive got the tiny square taper pressed in BB that a few of these came with so hollowing it out or having a replacement BB shell put in wouldn't be worth the time nor the expensive price to do so :(

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 Post subject: Re: Merlin Titanium
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 5:44 pm 
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get a custom frame made. best.

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