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    Wizard School - Show off your early Merlins

    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!


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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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    Quote Originally Posted by 5cagm View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Rings6Stars View Post
    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

    sort of

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    Senior Member 5cagm's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bane View Post



    woops, wrong thread

    sort of
    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
    Last edited by unworthy1; 07-26-10 at 02:57 PM.

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    Senior Member 5cagm's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by 5cagm View Post
    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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