The current setup...
Frame: Merlin Extralight ; 58 cm ; gloss black
Fork: Ritchey Pro ; Ø 1” ; straight ; gloss black
Headset: Chris King Aheadset ; Ø 1” ; black
Headset cap: Carbon
Stem: Syntace Force 99 ; 105 mm ; Ø 26.0 mm w/titanium bolt kit
Handlebar: Schmolke SL ; 42 cm ; Ø 26.0 mm
Brake levers: Campagnolo Record TT (left) / Campagnolo Record Ergopower (right)
Down tube shifter: BTP carbon handle w/Campagnolo bolt
Handlebar tape: cotton black w/Schmolke carbon end caps
Shifting cables: Campagnolo : black
Brake cables: Campagnolo ; black
Brakes: Zero Gravity ; black
Bottom bracket: TA Specialité Axis Ti ; 108 mm
Bottom bracket bolts: Tiso ; black
Crank arms: Storck Powerarms ; 172.5 mm
Chain rings: Stronglight CT² ; 53/39
Chain ring bolts: Tiso ; black
Pedals: Time ATAC XS carbon/titanium
Cassette: Campagnolo Chorus ; 12-25
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Record ; short cage w/Fibre-Lyte carbon inner plate
Front derailleur: Campagnolo Record ; braze-on
Derailleur clamp: BTP carbon ; Ø 34.9 mm ; black
Seat post: Thomson Masterpiece ; Ø 27,2 mm
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite ; stripped
Bottle holders: Tune Wasserträger
Wheels: Campagnolo Neutron clincher
Inner tubes: Vittoria light
Tires: Michelin Pro3 grip (front) ; Michelin Pro3 (rear)
Quick releases: Tune AC14 ; black
Last edited by Timo; 10-07-09 at 09:50 AM.
That merlin is totally James Bond's bike.
Timo, that Merlin looks amazing. I think the best looking bikes aren't ones that just look pretty but the ones that you look at and just really want to go out on a ride on, which yours does.
btw- is it just me or do Merlin Extralight slope down towards the head tube?
just picked her up yesterday...
Timo, why all the uber-lite bits with a Chorus cassette? You could save probably 130-150g with a Tiso or KCNC cassette.
My new Guru Geneo with 2010 SRAM red. Pick it up tomorrow
I want some of those wall mounted wheel clamps to hang bikes around my house like artwork! The bike is just crazy. Inspired design for sure. I am not sure if I like it, but the WTF factor doesn't hurt in a world full of bikes that all look very similar for the most part.
Many fine examples of beautiful road bikes on this forum. I love them all.
I feel priveliged to present one of my favorites right now, altough I have a few. My 1995 Schwinn Le Tour, 100 Year Anniversary Edition. Chro-Moly double butted, steel main tubes, Shimano 300EX drivetrain with Biopace crankset, 7 speed Shimano cassette, Shimano sealed cartridge BB, Shimano RSX brakes, Shimano 300 Aero brake levers, Araya AL Alloy wheels, Shimano indexed shifters on the downtube and many more goodies, all stock (sans pedals). This bike weighs in at about 24lbs. and I have no problem passing $4500 road bikes all day long. It's currently in the que for a total resto-mod.
BTW, if you know of any like this for sale anywhere, please let me know.
2008 Trek Portland - 1995 Schwinn Le Tour - 1974 Schwinn Le Tour - &more.