SOLD- Merida 905 race lite frame + Dropbars + Stem $240-SOLD

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SOLD- Merida 905 race lite frame + Dropbars + Stem $240-SOLD

Postby Chuck » Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:05 pm

Prolite 66 aluminium frame. "super light, triple butted" as quoted from the website merida.com.

The size is large 52.5cms. The top tube is 57.5cms and the seat tube is 47cms.

It's a good light aluminium frame from Merida's racing series that comes with a lifetime warranty although I'm not sure how that works if it's onsold.

I've had it (and ridden it solidly) for 4months. It's in good nick with no damage. The colour is orange and black and you can find out more about the frame and colour scheme at the Merida website. Sorry for not posting pics the wife has gone to Tassie and taken the camera with her.

The reason for selling is that I've downsized to the Medium frame. When push came to shove I felt that I couldn't get hold of the bike when riding in the drops. So after much agonising I bit the bullet and went for the medium 905 frame.

If interested please post back here or feel free to PM me.

Photos coming shortly.

Cheers
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Postby plasmapuff » Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:47 pm

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Postby Chuck » Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:09 am

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Re: WTS Merida 905 race lite frame, Large size $250 ONO

Postby Matt_Matt » Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:56 am

Chuck wrote:
Photos coming shortly.

Cheers
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Might help if you post some pictures


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Postby Chuck » Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:35 pm

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Postby Chuck » Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:47 pm

Ok that seemed to go alright let's try this

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Re: WTS Merida 905 race lite frame, Large size $250 ONO

Postby Chuck » Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:49 pm

Matt_Matt wrote:
Might help if you post some pictures


Matt


:oops:

Thanks for the kick up the bum Matt :D
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Postby rustychisel » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:02 pm

hmmm, too large for me, sadly. I like a nice yellow frame. Tell 'em some more Chuck, the price is right...

no fork, so does it take 1 1/8 fork steerer?
Head fittings?
bottom bracket = assume English 68x
no seat post collar?
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Postby Crawf » Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:00 pm

Whats your height Chuck?
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Postby Chuck » Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:31 pm

Jacobite wrote:Whats your height Chuck?


173cm
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Re: WTS Merida 905 race lite frame, Large size $250 ONO

Postby Matt_Matt » Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:52 pm

Chuck wrote:
Matt_Matt wrote:
Might help if you post some pictures


Matt


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Thanks for the kick up the bum Matt :D


You're welcome.
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Postby Chuck » Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:01 pm

rustychisel wrote:hmmm, too large for me, sadly. I like a nice yellow frame. Tell 'em some more Chuck, the price is right...

no fork, so does it take 1 1/8 fork steerer?
Head fittings?
bottom bracket = assume English 68x
no seat post collar?


Gee Rusty I'm not so great with the technical side of things. Maybe this will help :?

http://www2.merida-bikes.com/en_INT/pub ... om-121.pdf

I hope so anyway.
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Postby Chuck » Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:07 am

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Postby k1lo5 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:11 am

hmm, looks right for me, where abouts are you again? do you post?
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Postby Chuck » Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:33 pm

Casula, NSW (it's near Liverpool).

I suppose I could. Never done it before but there's a first time for everything and I'm sure the more experienced here could point me towards a good carrier.

It's in a proper bike frame carton so shouldn't be a problem.

Whereabouts are you ?
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Postby Chuck » Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:45 pm

Been sold a few dummies, it's still for sale.
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Postby xc_bike » Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:04 am

I have one also but in Medium....GREAT FRAME!

What I didn't know until after it was sold to me, is Merida Rd frames are about 10-15mm longer (top tube) than most Rd frames same size. Adjustable with a stem change! I actually changed to FSA Shallow drop handlebars and this made it perfect!

For alloy frames they are show piece frames and quality technology is excellent as Merida own the factory that manufactures many of the top brands.

If your a taller rider this would be a perfect choice, light and stiff and this is agreat price!
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Re: Frame

Postby uncle arthur » Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:39 am

xc_bike wrote:I have one also but in Medium....GREAT FRAME!

If your a taller rider this would be a perfect choice, light and stiff and this is agreat price!


Yeah - I'd have snapped this up in a heartbeat if I wasn't certain it will be too long for me.
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Re: Frame

Postby Chuck » Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:40 pm

xc_bike wrote:I have one also but in Medium....GREAT FRAME!

What I didn't know until after it was sold to me, is Merida Rd frames are about 10-15mm longer (top tube) than most Rd frames same size. Adjustable with a stem change! I actually changed to FSA Shallow drop handlebars and this made it perfect!

For alloy frames they are show piece frames and quality technology is excellent as Merida own the factory that manufactures many of the top brands.

If your a taller rider this would be a perfect choice, light and stiff and this is agreat price!


Thanks for the feedback xc :) . This was my experience too, thought 52.5 meant top tube and sizing guides suggested this was about the mark. Even though it felt awkward in testing I thought it was just that it was my first road bike and that I would get used to it. I didn't obviously.

I now have a medium frame and I'm much happier, it is a good frame. I still have the shorter stem I put on the other frame so experience is telling me that I'm a small to medium in merida frames.

You live and learn.

I know how I like to ride now and how I want it to feel so if there's a next time (ie upgadeitis) I'll be better for the experience.

The shallow drops is a great idea, I'll check out prices and consider it. Thanks again xc.

uncle arthur I'd seen you were in the market and had hoped that this might interest you. Shame it's not the right size mate.
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Re: Frame

Postby uncle arthur » Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:23 pm

Chuck wrote:
uncle arthur I'd seen you were in the market and had hoped that this might interest you. Shame it's not the right size mate.


Seriously - I'd have been all over this like a fat kid at a buffet if it was only a small (53cm range) :shock: :D
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Postby Chuck » Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:53 pm

Looking to break the "views" record before a sale. Well on the way :lol:
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Postby Chuck » Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:56 am

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Will have the original X-Mission comp 31.8 drop bars up for sale in the new year too. Also in very good nick.
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Postby jz » Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:43 pm

hi chuck

what size rider would this suit

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