Merlin Frame Re-badge; cool or uncool ???

View Poll Results: Is it cool to leave the Celeste Bianchi sticker on?

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  • Looks Great !!! If she loves it, leave it on and let her enjoy it!

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  • Remove It Immediately !!! Dude, It's Totally Fake. Go buy her a fake Gucci bag instead.

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    Merlin Frame Re-badge; cool or uncool ???

    Recently picked up a Merlin Camena frameset and decided to build it up for my wife for her birthday. For those not familiar, the Camena came out around 2008 with a geometry designed for women.

    The Merlin decals needed changing, so I removed them and polished the Ti frame using Mother's Mag Polish to a nice, bright mirror finish, then built it up with Ice-Grey Ultegra components.

    My wife loves Bianchi Celeste. 'It's the same color as Tiffany's Blue Box.' She has a few Celeste biking outfits, and we have a good time with it... so I wrapped the bars with Celeste tape and had this unused Celeste Bianchi sticker laying around, so I decided to stick it on for kicks....

    I think it looks great, and would bet $$$ she will LOVE it. But it's not really a Bianchi....

    Is it cool to leave the sticker on, or is it Totally Uncool ???






    Last edited by redmasi; 08-07-2015 at 02:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redmasi View Post
    I think it looks great, and would bet $$$ she will LOVE it. But it's not really a Bianchi....

    Is it cool to leave the sticker on, or is it Totally Uncool ???

    Bike looks great!! And regardless of what anyone here thinks, if she likes it, THIS IS ALL THAT MATTERS!!!


    I have to say I am getting a WTF reaction of seatpost showing in my minds eye. ;)
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    Looks good .

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    That us one sweet bike, no matter who made it.

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    Bike looks great.

    Probably uncool, well yeah, uncool. Nobody cares though.

    Bike looks great. That's what matters I think?
    use a torque wrench

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    Quote Originally Posted by robt57 View Post

    I have to say I am getting a WTF reaction of seatpost showing in my minds eye. ;)
    Yep... set for me as I adjust everything. Have to say it rides pretty darn sweet!
    B-Day is the 17th... I think she'll like it!

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    Awesome. Though what would be more awesome would be a custom Merlin celeste sticker. But awesome as is. Why not? Cyclists take stuff too seriously. Bike looks smokin. Enjoy

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    It looks great! If the mis-branding bothers you, you can Merlin decals made with Celeste.

    Full disclosure: I don't like Celeste green but in the small amounts you have used it it, I like it.

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