condition: excellent make / manufacturer: Merlin model name / number: Aspen
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The Merlin Aspen is an extremely rare frame, a road frame with disc mounts. This bike can accept standard road caliper rim brakes as well as disc brakes.
The bike is in excellent shape. No damage. Decals have some wear but are easily legible. The head tube is engraved with the Merlin symbol. Buy this bike if you're looking for a highly durable, light frame that will last you a lifetime.
I am including a lightly used carbon fork which can also accommodate either brake type. The headset is a Chris King NoThreadSet and a carbon coated handlebar stem are included. I am willing to sell just the frame alone if you don't want the fork.
This model was one of the last productions before Merlin closed operations in 2008. That is the year I purchased this bike and I am the original owner.
It is versatile - you can build up a traditional road bike, and that was how I rode it for most of the time. You can also build it up as a cyclocross, gravel or commuter flat bar road bike. The rear dropouts are 135mm wide to accomodate road or mtb wheels, and the tires can be up to 700c x 35mm. The headtube is straight 1-1/8". Bottom bracket is British Standard threading, 68mm wide. Accomodates seat post 31.6mm.
Effective top tube length: 54.5 cm; standover height 29". Ideal for someone between 5'4" to 5'8".
Merlin's ad copy: Looking for a life partner? Your search is over: meet the Merlin Aspen Road Bike. Its elegant Ti tube shapes stay easy on the eyes and will remain loyal till the end. Youll never grow tired with the Aspen, thanks to a multipurpose frame and extensive component compatibility. The options for this bicycle are as endless as titanium. Run it with heavy-duty tires, fenders, racks, and lights and you have a sicker city rig than 99% of commuters. Strip it down, slap some skinniness on, and you can bang out a century like its a decade. Merlin built the Aspen to be both versatile and reliable for a lifetime of blissful cycling.
This sale is for a local, in-person cash transaction. No checks accepted. No shipping offered.
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