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Old 07-26-10, 10:26 AM   #1
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Wizard School - Show off your early Merlins

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I keep seeing all of these threads pop up with "show off your" dutch this, japanese that, etc. etc. So I thought I would start a thread for a material and brand that it is still five year from being Vintage but that is certainly a Classic by now . So if you've got it, flaunt it. Let me see your Merlins!

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I think mine is suffering from over exposure, but I'll post again when I get home.
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Hello,

I keep seeing all of these threads pop up with "show off your" dutch this, japanese that, etc. etc. So I thought I would start a thread for a material and brand that it is still five year from being Vintage but that is certainly a Classic by now . So if you've got it, flaunt it. Let me see your Merlins!
I'm afraid to post my Ti Steve Potts roadie on C&V...I don't think she's classic or vintage yet but I have no doubt some day will achieve classic status.

Let's get this thread rolling, I love these "wizards" and look forward to seeing more pictures!!
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I think mine is suffering from over exposure, but I'll post again when I get home.
Forget these ti Merlins. There must be some Wizards out there. I think there are fewer Wizards than Confentes even, but they are out there.
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I'm afraid to post my Ti Steve Potts roadie on C&V...I don't think she's classic or vintage yet but I have no doubt some day will achieve classic status.

Let's get this thread rolling, I love these "wizards" and look forward to seeing more pictures!!

Cheers to that! There has to be more than this haha.
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woops, wrong thread

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haha well played
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oops, looks like I'm in the wrong thread, too

BTW, it's a bird, a type of falcon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merlin_%28bird%29

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Yes I know it's a bird, I was just going for a silly play on words, but I really do like that bird you have there. Full 531?
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Yes I know it's a bird, I was just going for a silly play on words, but I really do like that bird you have there. Full 531?
Yes full 531, built by Bob Jackson in Leeds maybe early-mid '70s...why there was no lawyer battle with the modern Merlin USA, I don't know (maybe his copyright expired or was never extended to the US).
I didn't know about the bird until I owned this frame, the Wizard gets much more press.
and (one more time) it's for sale and has different components than this older pic shows.
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