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    My two Merlins...

    2007 Works CR and 2004 Agilis...exact same setup and gearing.
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    Bout to build this baby up!

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    My Merlin Works CR, Size M/L.
    Please excuse the ancient 7700 shimano dura-ace groupset. Shall be installing my 7800, when the weather improves....The old dura-ace, is my foul weather beater setup


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    I am the second owner of this Extralight. I purchased her from the original owner in Singapore when I was working there on an overseas assignment a few years ago. She is now back in the States with me. Nothing beats the feel of of titanium. My hardtail is also a titanium.
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    My 2005 Merlin Magia...






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    My merlin extralight with ultegra components...



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    Smile Merlin Magia

    Hi, I'll get my Magia in a few days. Can,t wait to build it up. Campagnolo Record Titanium 10S, FRM Wheelset, USE titanium seatpost, DEDA zero stem and Supernatural handlebar, FSA carbon chainwheels. When "she" is ready I'll post a pic.

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    2005 Merlin Magia

    Not too many Magia's on the board so I figured I would post mine before she leaves the herd. Superlight and stiff for a ti frame, med sz, right at 16lbs, built with d/a 10sp. Original owner, hate to see her go, but will be selling later this week on RBR if interested. One magic ride on a timeless frame.
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    Any issues with the ti headset on a ti frame?

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    Merlin Proteus. Only made them for 1 year and I know why! although still ove the way it looks and rides
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    I love that bike, not to bash, but what was wrong with that frame, durability, ride, weight, what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MerlinDS View Post
    I love that bike, not to bash, but what was wrong with that frame, durability, ride, weight, what?
    The problem was/is with the Ti rings. It just so happens that they have the cable stops for the FD and RD on the down tube and the cable stop for the rear brake on the top tube. This put a stress on the rings which are just epoxy'ed on to hide the junction of the tubes to the head tube. Eventually the epoxy gives and you lose all gearing or braking. This has happened a few times to me. Once when bike was only a few months old. Merlin/Litespeed fixed it. While looking it over in shop after just getting it back I put a little pressure on it and it broke free again. They then sent a new frame. They were very good to me in the process and gave me a loaner bike through this period (Litespeed Firenz).
    It happened again about 2 years ago and LBS said they would do it, which they did an ok job at it although did drip some epoxy on DT.
    This summer it happened again and I just did it myself as didn't want to lose the bike for any period of time. I did a better job and I don't think it will break loose anymore. It really is a shame that they didn't think this through and just put some notches on the inside of the Ti ring instead of making it smooth and trying to get a smooth surface to bond to another smooth surface. Te bike itself is a dream to ride and handle. I have other bikes and have ridden many more over extended periods of time and still think this is one of the best riding bikes ever.

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    Gorgeous!

    #9 is absolutely gorgeous. I love the simple look! What fork are you running?

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    some seriously cool setups...i need to take pics of my merlins and post them up.

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    New setup...


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    Respray and rebuild for a 1993 Extralight...





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    Smile My '04 Extralite




    Built up February 2012. This replaced my '94 Litespeed Ultimate-polished, that developed a horizontal crack directly underneath the front deraileur hanger.
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    1999 Extralight

    Has more than 80,000 km's and is on it's third Dura-Ace group set.
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    "It's supposed to be automatic, but actually you have to push this button. "
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    Merlin Works CR
    Shimano 7800 groupset
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    My pre-owned Extralight Tri-bike (wide, aero tubing)
    Pretty basic components (105) and outrageously steep stem.
    Trying to find out more about the year and original specs. Any knowledge here?

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    Thanks
    R

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    Side.jpg My Merlin Extralight...a dream finally realized.

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    Here are a couple of pics of my 1992 Road. I just shipped it off (built slightly differently) to try a slightly smaller Litespeed Classic. The welds aren't nearly as pretty!

    Frame: 1992 Merlin Road; Fork: carbon 1" steerer labeled "Bianchi"; Campy Chorus headset; Microshift/Forte 10sp (380g!) Shifters and front derailleur, XTR short cage rear derailleur, 10-32 cassette; M550 Crankset (as a double on a 117mm spindle); Biopace 50/36 rings; Tektro brakes; Deda 215 bars, Titec Pluto seatpost; Cr-mo stem; Selle Italia Flite Gel Flow saddle; Easton Circuit wheels; Conti GP4000 25c tires; Ultegra pedals.

    Paul
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    photo.jpg

    c. 1993
    Wheels now de-stickered
    Mal
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    '92 Merlin Extralight, 15.0 lbs.
    '14 Giant Propel Advanced 2

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    extralight 98

    Merlin Extralight 98, built up with 5600 and 6600 except for 5700 grifters, hand built 5600 hubs with revolutions and archetypes, gp4000s tyres and that monstrosity of a tiagra crank
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