Category Archives: merlin

Thanks to My Cool Lady Friend

Bought this beauty years ago now. Been literally leaning against the wall in the bedroom. Almost every morning I’d take a look at it, such fine lines. Give the brakes a squeeze. I may have this bike to thank for … Continue reading

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skewer comparison (expanded)

Used bikes tend to come with crappy skewers. I guess previous owners tend to swap out the nice ones before selling the bike. So I have a set of Control Tech titanium skewers on the Princess. But Princess came with a … Continue reading

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1991 Merlin Mountain Titanium

I tried out a merlin mountain at an old bike shop somewhere in north side of san francisco in about 1990-1991. Being hypoxic from riding all over town I never trusted the impressions I had from that short ride. Impressions were: lively wonderful steering, … Continue reading

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