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Merlin Extralight 1998

A bit of a quarantine project for me. Purchased everything used or on ebay/craigslist, with the exception of the bars and wheels. Thanks to Firefly for having the exact head tube cable adjusters (from another Merlin!) I needed for this build. This is my weight weenie bullshit bike. More to come.

Frame:
Merlin Extralight 1998, double butted titanium, 53cm

Fork/Headset:
Cane Creek 40 1" threadless

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
THM Clavicula SE

Pedals:
Crank Brothers egg beater 11

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Dura Ace cassette / Extralite 50/34 chainrings / KMC x11 SL

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Dura Ace 9000 rear mech Dura Ace 9100 front mech/Dura Ace 9000 brifters

Handlebars/Stem:
Whiskey no.7 6f 40mm/ Extralite Hyperstem 90mm ±6deg

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle Italia SLR superflow/Enve

Brakes:
Cane Creek eeBrakes El Verde

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Open Pro/Chris King r45/Conti GP 5000 28mm

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Open Pro/Chris King r45/Conti GP 5000 28mm

Accessories:
Blackburn steel bottle cages

More Info:
Weight: 15.9lbs (7.23kg)

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Added Ti pedals, KMC chain
  3. New Wheels/tires
  4. Add eeBrakes
  5. Swap Crankset for THM

Added by capslockpirate. Last updated 12 months ago.

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