Merlin Racing cycles frame pics - info please!

joe1983 Posts: 440
edited March 2009 in Road general
Hi, I have bought the following bike for my singlespeed project and was wondering if anyone could offer me some information on the frame? Also, tips on restoration would be great as it's rusty and has a lovely homemade white bit!:







  • bigtim
    bigtim Posts: 14
    Bob Jackson of Leeds use to make Merlins in the 90s, they might still do a renovation with transfers. :?
  • meagain
    meagain Posts: 2,331
    Be very sure that it's sound before lavishing cash on it!
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  • joe1983
    joe1983 Posts: 440
    Pretty certain it's all sound, just surface rust. The chrome bits have polished up nicely but don't know whether to splash the cash on a Bob Jackson respay. Probably not a good idea economically, but it would look nice!
  • dilemna
    dilemna Posts: 2,187
    Get it blasted - if frame is any good there will be lots of metal left. If loads of holes then bin or replace the affected tube. Nostalgia can be expensive.
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  • cycologist
    cycologist Posts: 721
    It may be just the photo but the seat tube in the top photo looks slightly bent to me. (at the white homemade bit )
    Two wheels good,four wheels bad
  • joe1983
    joe1983 Posts: 440
    yep see what what you mean cycologist, (goes off to check out tube...)
  • joe1983
    joe1983 Posts: 440
    seems straight enough to me, did the 'scrape a file on rust' test and saw silver so guess it's ok