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    1992 Merlin Road Geometry

    Anybody have a link to, or scan of, a geometry chart for the 1992 Merlin Road/Titanium?

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    Should be the same as 1997. try a search below



    Frame Size (cm., ctr-top) 45 47 49 51 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 61 63
    Frame Size (cm., ctr-ctr) 43.5 45.5 47.5 49.5 51.5 52.5 53.5 54.5 55.5 56.5 57.5 59.5 61.5
    Head angle (degrees) 71.5 71.5 72.5 73.0 73.0 73.0 73.5 73.5 73.5 73.5 74.0 74.0 74.0
    Seat angle (degrees) 74.0 74.0 74.0 74.0 74.0 73.5 73.5 73.0 73.0 73.0 73.0 72.5 72.5
    Top tube (cm) 51.0 51.5 52.1 53.3 54.5 55.0 55.5 56.1 56.5 57.1 57.5 58.5 59.5
    Chainstay (cm) 41.3 41.3 41.6 41.3 40.6 41.0 41.0 41.0 41.0 41.0 41.0 41.6 41.6
    Wheelbase (cm)* 96.4 97.0 97.1 97.4 98.0 98.0 98.0 98.1 98.5 99.0 99.0 100.2 101.2
    Standover height (cm) 69.6 71.5 73.8 76.0 77.9 78.6 79.7 80.3 81.4 82.3 83.4 85.5 87.5
    Bottom bracket drop (cm) 4.8 4.8 7.3 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 6.7 6.7
    Head tube length (cm) 7.5 9.6 6.6 8.6 10.5 11.4 12.0 12.8 13.8 14.8 15.6 17.8 19.8
    Steerer length (cm) 12.1 14.2 11.2 13.2 15.1 16.0 16.6 17.4 18.4 19.4 20.2 22.4 24.4
    Fork rake (cm)* 3.8 3.8 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0
    EL frame weight (pounds) 2.31 2.37 2.42 2.47 2.55 2.60 2.66 2.68 2.69 2.79 2.92 3.09 3.28
    Road frame weight (pounds) 2.62 2.68 2.74 2.86 2.97 3.02 3.06 3.23 3.39 3.50 3.61 3.90 4.14







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    Excellent, thank you.

    Paul

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    Matches by 199? Extralight Cyclocross

    Same size/ TT length ratio

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    Matches "MY" 199? Extralight Cyclocross geo. Sorry for typo.

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    Merlin Cyclocross 1997
    Frame Size (cm., ctr-top) 51 53 55 57 59 61
    Frame Size (cm., ctr-ctr) 49.5 51.5 53.5 55.5 57.5 59.5
    Head angle (degrees) 72.0 73.5 73.5 73.0 73.0 72.5
    Seat angle (degrees) 74.0 73.5 73.5 73.0 73.0 72.5
    Top tube (cm) 53.5 54.5 55.5 56.5 57.5 58.5
    Chainstay (cm) 42.5 42.5 42.5 42.5 42.5 42.9
    Wheelbase (cm)* 99.4 99.9 100.5 100.5 101.5 102.4
    Standover height (cm) 76.4 78.5 80.3 82.1 84.0 86.1
    Bottom bracket drop (cm) 7.0 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.4
    Head tube length (cm) 6.2 8.2 10.0 11.7 13.6 15.8
    Steerer length (cm) 10.4 12.4 14.2 15 .9 17.8 20.0
    Fork rake (cm)* 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3

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    Maybe you know the birthyear of my Merlin cyclocross

    It's a 1" headtube with a steel straight fork from Independent Fabrications. And it's got assymetrical chainstays. I bought it on eBay from a guy who clearly did not know its age and claimed it was 2002. But, with a 1" headset, I think not. A guy at Competitive Cyclist verified that Merlin played with assymetry. But I'd love to know more. I built the Extralight it into a touring bike, rode across Turkey on it with wide gearing and switched to a tight cluster and knobbies for cylcocross type riding at home.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 1992 Merlin Road Geometry-merlin-7pm-6-1-2011.jpg   1992 Merlin Road Geometry-img_7225.jpg   1992 Merlin Road Geometry-img_7223.jpg  

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    This is from their 1991 catalog. Unfortunately, I am missing the 1992 catalog. I also have the 1993 catalog.
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    1991 catalog (cont'd)
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    1991 catalogue (cont'd)
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    1993 catalog (part 1)
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    1993 catalog (part 2)
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    Thank you for posting the brochures. I guess they did not change the EXL and road geometry through the years. I have a 57cm 1989/1990? and a 58cm 1993 road and was never sure of the sizes. I used the head tube length to determine the right size.

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    Here is the 1989 catalog... unfortunately, it does not show a dimension chart.
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    1989 catalog (cont'd)
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    for their websites from 1997 on look up Wayback Internet Archive and search merlinbike.com. Scroll through the years and catalogs should come up.

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    From the older Merlin web site. There appears to be quite a few holes in the chart but it is a place to start.



    Year


    Serial Numbers
    1988 1 - 59
    1989 60 - 139
    1990 3518 - 3604
    1991 3605 - 6353
    1992 6354 - 8150
    1993 8151 - 9948
    1994 9949 - 10757 C002 - C039
    1995 10758 - 11568 C040 - C081
    1996 11569 - 13111 C082 - C235 XM 034 - XM268
    1997 13112 - 14352
    1998 14353 - 16702
    1999 16703 - 19096
    2000 19097 - 19782

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