My Merlin Extralight (new pic on page 1)

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olli
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by olli

Did you happen to weigh the wheels? I've been thinking of doing exactly the same wheels myself.

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by majklnajt

waynedude wrote:
Wingnut wrote:Hmm...I'm not sold on the seat post being white, rather a polished Campy but regardless I think it looks GREAT! :thumbup:


+1

I think the white seatpost gives the whole bike a bit different look to a classic one. But you can still satisfie your curiosity and do it in photshop :thumbup:

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Timo
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by Timo

My original plan was a black seat post with white saddle but I am very pleased with the result. The seat post looks a bit like an ISP.
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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Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez
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by Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez

Timo,
this is exactly what it looks like.


Usually white components look cheap but this is really well done.

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Timo
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by Timo

And as a bonus I have a tuned Record 10sp gruppo with ZG's and Powerarms that came off this frameset and is now whispering in my ear at night: start a new project, all you need is another nice frameset :mrgreen:
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 tochnics

another titanium frame i hope 8)
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by Wingnut

Timo wrote:My original plan was a black seat post with white saddle but I am very pleased with the result. The seat post looks a bit like an ISP.


I was going to say the same thing, it's growing on me. If you had a polished seat post lying around it would be interesting to see how it looks?

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Timo
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by Timo

tochnics wrote:another titanium frame i hope 8)

Custom steel actually 8)

"Wingnut", I gave that a try after I tried the black seat post and before I decided to send the seat post to the painter too.
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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Timo
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by Timo

Added the pedals and the bar tape, so here are some final pics of my new love :mrgreen:

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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 fa63

Stunning; well done :thumbup:

Any side shots, by the way? This bike needs to go on my blog (with your permission, of course) and side shots work the best :mrgreen:

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by owl

Timo that is superbly executed. The transition between the seat tube and seatpost looks great. The choice of colour looks superb. The vittoria sc's are a great choice.
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Wingnut
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by Wingnut

Looks great! :thumbup: Going to be a bugger to keep clean though...
"It's not the destination...it's the ride!"

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Timo
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by Timo

38mm carbon hoops don't look shabby either...

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Wingnut
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by Wingnut

Looks great! I wonder how some black sidewall tyres would look? Might go well with the wheels, tape & saddle?
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tochnics
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by tochnics

very nice

looks much better with the black spokes and hubs, the old wheels made it a bit of a classic bike
never the less the old wheels are very good quality
the crank matching the groupset makes it more classy compared to a mixed groupset bike
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