Merlin, founded in 1986, was one of the earliest maker of titanium mountain bikes. The early serial numbers are a little sketchy but the folks at Merlin believe this to be from 1989 which makes it relatively early in the history of the brand. I'd still like to find one of the elevated stay bikes and one of the girder-style forks.
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|Fork||Rock Shox RS1|
|Spokes||Wheelsmith stainless steel|
|Tires||Panaracer Dart Front, Smoke Rear|
|Crank||Shimano Deore XT FC-M730|
|Rear Cogs||Sachs 7 speed cassette|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano Deore XT|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Deore XT|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore XT|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore XT 7 speed thumb shifter|
|Headset||Shimano Deore XT|
|Brake set||Shimano Deore XT|
|Brake levers||Shimano Deore XT 2 finger|
|Saddle||Selle Italia Turbo|
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