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Old 10-14-11, 09:40 PM   #1
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Merlin Cyclocross Cantilever Brake Bosses

The bosses screw into the seatstays, not welded. The screw-in models corroded and broke. The problem is that Merlin used bosses that have a 1.5mm thread pitch vs the normal 1.25mm.
I have contacted the newest owner of the Merlin name, Competitive Cyclist, and they are working on locating a part. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-15-11, 07:42 AM   #2
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American Bicycle Group bought Litespeed and Merlin (among others) several years ago and sold both brands for quite a while. I believe Merlins were made in the Litespeed plant in Chattanooga, TN for most of that time. I'd try contacting ABG, or more specifically Litespeed, to ask about getting those parts. Litespeed's Blue Ridge and Appalachian models used cantilever brakes and may have used the same mounts.
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http://www.paragonmachineworks.com

maybe they have what you're looking for.
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Old 10-15-11, 04:06 PM   #4
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Maybe check with Seven Cycle, Independent Fabrication, or Firefly bikes?
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Paragon has them. Thanks for the help.
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