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    Quote Originally Posted by Tingle View Post
    $2.8k new in box on eBay. I grabbed it with both hands!
    Damn. That is a great deal, congrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MingusDew View Post
    Not sure if the bike isn't fitted right, or if the bike isn't fitted right. That saddle seams awfully low.
    Short legs long body? Not


    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by MingusDew View Post
    Not sure if the bike isn't fitted right, or if the bike isn't fitted right. That saddle seams awfully low.
    I don't know. The saddle seams look fine to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcollier5 View Post
    I don't know. The saddle seams look fine to me...
    Autocorrect >.>

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    Seems.
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    them saddle seams seem awfully low?
    "I tried being reasonable, I didn‘t like it."

    "I understand. I just don't care"

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    Quote Originally Posted by MingusDew View Post
    Not sure if the bike isn't fitted right, or if the bike isn't fitted right. That saddle seams awfully low.
    The saddle is fine, I think it's the bars that are high.

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    This is my new build. Della Santa, Campy 10 mix, Dt 440 rims and spokes with campy hubs.

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    Almost hot, but the levers are too high on the bars for my liking.

    Is that steerer really 1 1/8" threadless? It looks so skinny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorMantra View Post
    Almost hot, but the levers are too high on the bars for my liking.

    Is that steerer really 1 1/8" threadless? It looks so skinny.
    1" steerer and I still need to trim it,

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    Ah right, I assumed 1 1/8" because of the Arx stem. Is it shimmed?

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    yes, seems like the only way currently. Although, I am thinking of having a custom stem made once I am 100% sure of the final position. That should clean it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck r View Post
    This is my new build. Della Santa, Campy 10 mix, Dt 440 rims and spokes with campy hubs.
    All though I am a fan of steel, I think this one is set up a bit odd. The hood position could most likely be changed with a less negative degree stem. The saddle is way too far forward for that set back seat post. If the position is correct, a zero offset post would be much more pleasing to the bike. Tires look off center to valve stem.
    Not Hot.
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    Eh? If you draw a line along the post, a zero setback would be right at the front of the rails and would look silly. That's a Dorico which does have more setback than most, but inline is not the solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck r View Post
    This is my new build. Della Santa, Campy 10 mix, Dt 440 rims and spokes with campy hubs.
    I'd like to see this with a -6 stem instead of the -17 and the hoods lower. Nice bike, but as is it's not hot.

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    2011 Merlin Extralight



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    I'm not judging your set up because I dont know your proportions. BUT, your saddle appears to be slammed all the way forward and the seat post nearly to its max insertion, with a stem that looks like a 70-80mm. Do you feel this bike fits you or are you making due with the frame you have?

    Its a not for me, sorry.
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    That Merlin is almost hot, but weird looking.

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    It's a 57cm frame and I am 5'10 with a 33' inseam and a short torso. I have a good amount of stand-over clearance on this bike, but the top tube is too long. Bike is very comfortable in this current setup and I don't notice any twitchyness.

    I bought the frame used, so worked with what I had.
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    Quote Originally Posted by link0 View Post
    It's a 57cm frame and I am 5'10 with a 33' inseam and a short torso. I have a good amount of stand-over clearance on this bike, but like almost every bike I've ever tried, the top tube is too long for my torso. Bike is very comfortable in this current setup and I don't notice any twitchyness.
    Why didn't you go with a 54-55cm frame?

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    ...Bro, you need a smaller frame. 33" inseam isn't that insane for your height, try a 54, maybe you'll fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redlude97 View Post
    Why didn't you go with a 54-55cm frame?
    Didn't have a choice. Fit is perfect for me right now though. Proportions are weird though, I admit.

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    In don't want to keep the conversation going in a circle, especially since I don't expect you to sell your bike and do what "we" advise, but for example I am also 5'10" with a 33" inseem and I ride a 54.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
    In don't want to keep the conversation going in a circle, especially since I don't expect you to sell your bike and do what "we" advise, but for example I am also 5'10" with a 33" inseem and I ride a 54.
    No offense taken, I usually do ride 54 as well. I love this frame quite a bit, so had to just make it work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by link0 View Post
    2011 Merlin Extralight


    I'd almost rather see this with 105 black components. The gray of the ultegra looks off against the clean titanium.

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