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roadfix 03-23-06 09:24 PM

Mai Tai

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...an/Firenze.jpg

linux_author 03-23-06 09:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ViperZ
Is that oxymoronic? ;) Kind of like a Cheap Ferrari? :lol:

Nice bike!

- tks... but no, actually true... the Fortius was a low-end Merlin (as in lower cost)... my model is not painted... non-integrated headset (what i wanted in a Ti bike)... straight seat stays, but thicker curved chainstays...

- geometry is nearly identical to the now-defunct Magia! (a real bonus!)

:-)

p.s. i'll never, ever sell this bike...

Trogon 03-23-06 09:42 PM

2 Attachment(s)
My two.

ViperZ 03-23-06 09:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by linux_author
- tks... but no, actually true... the Fortius was a low-end Merlin (as in lower cost)... my model is not painted... non-integrated headset (what i wanted in a Ti bike)... straight seat stays, but thicker curved chainstays...

- geometry is nearly identical to the now-defunct Magia! (a real bonus!)

:-)

p.s. i'll never, ever sell this bike...

I know, I just though it funny for I would never think of a Merlin as Low-end, it's like the inverse of High-end Huffy :lol:


http://img45.imageshack.us/img45/4813/tc163gv.jpg

Can I post another? :o

ViperZ 03-23-06 09:46 PM

That Davidson is Unique! :)

Thylacine 03-23-06 09:48 PM

No! ;)

Bob S. 03-23-06 09:58 PM

S. Squirrel; Sweet looking Classic! Nice & clean.

Nitro & BayArea; I have always thought that an FJ40 would be real sweet with a carbon body. None of the stinkin fiberglass stuff, go carbon, cut the weight way down,.... you know the deal. But that is for a different forum.

ViperZ 03-23-06 10:06 PM

That Classic Litespeed Polish reminds me of Queen Amidala's, Naboo Royal Star Ship in Star Wars, Nice and Shiny!

http://www.crocuta.net/PicPage/RoyalNabooStarship.jpg

Herbert 03-23-06 10:07 PM

My Ghisallo love (a work in progress)

Herbert

http://www.litespeed.com/images/G3.jpg

EricDJ 03-23-06 10:12 PM

Can I have some Ti hybrid love?

http://home.pacbell.net/pneil/ti.airborne.jpg

Secret Squirrel 03-23-06 10:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob S.
S. Squirrel; Sweet looking Classic! Nice & clean.

Nitro & BayArea; I have always thought that an FJ40 would be real sweet with a carbon body. None of the stinkin fiberglass stuff, go carbon, cut the weight way down,.... you know the deal. But that is for a different forum.


Polished titanium doesn't seem as popular as the brushed or natural finishes. I think that people identify the tag "titanium" or even "stainless steel" with a flat, gray metal. (Just an observation) Monkeys and children like "shiny" things. I wonder which category I fall into. :)

Chef23 03-23-06 10:39 PM

Great now I want one too.

rmwun54 03-24-06 01:43 AM

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My Dean Ti.

Bob S. 03-24-06 06:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Secret Squirrel
Polished titanium doesn't seem as popular as the brushed or natural finishes. I think that people identify the tag "titanium" or even "stainless steel" with a flat, gray metal. (Just an observation) Monkeys and children like "shiny" things. I wonder which category I fall into. :)

I picked up a polished classic over the winter & am mildly redoing it. Yours gives me a target to shoot for. I also prefer the plished look. I think I fall into the "child" categroy. My wife would say the "monkey" category. I quess the opinion of others varies between the two.

TitaniuMerlin 03-24-06 06:36 AM

I was beginning to wonder if i was the only one with a Merlin! I'd post a picture, but i dont have a camera of any sorts. Well, i have a webcam, but the quality etc wouldnt do justice to the bike. I love looking at how neat the welds are, and then look at some of the ugly welds on the other bikes in the Bike Room of my dorm. Haha....

LowCel 03-24-06 06:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mellowdave
super sick bikes. I LOVE the orange IF, and the Sevens.

I thought about buying a Seven when I was looking at new bikes last year.

of course I went carbon. :)

Thanks, I'll pass the word onto my IF. It could use some love right now. It definitely is not happy with me for putting it aside for a couple of months. It's used to being my primary bike.

serotta 03-24-06 07:05 AM

The view of my Serotta Legend Ti that most people see: ;)

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e1...earserotta.jpg

classic1 03-24-06 07:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chzman
Dean Ti (no record or da) - i might post some new pictures when my set of zipp 404s arrive on monday...

http://i1.tinypic.com/s2y5cm.jpg

Wow. Nice. Looks about my size too. :)

Summit 03-24-06 08:07 AM

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My Moots Compact...

chzman 03-24-06 11:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by classic1
Wow. Nice. Looks about my size too. :)

Ha, Thanks... but i'm pretty sure it fits only one person

Marlin523 03-24-06 12:57 PM

I'm thinking perhaps my next bike will be a Litespeed.....if they fit right.

I don't get this. Why not get a Seven? Better bike, made to fit you!!

jburnsdo 03-24-06 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by serotta
The view of my Serotta Legend Ti that most people see: ;)

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e1...earserotta.jpg

parked against a wall???

kidding:)

Your Serotta and all the other rides are beautiful. ViperZ, please post your first ride report and px when it warms up--from some of your other posts I get the feeling you have a hankering to do a classic build? i can't wait. . . (drools vicariously)

Patriot 03-24-06 04:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Herbert
My Ghisallo love (a work in progress)

Herbert

http://www.litespeed.com/images/G3.jpg



Where's the frame?

All I see, is wheels and a big seatpost. ;)

rufvelo 03-24-06 04:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Patriot
Where's the frame?

All I see, is wheels and a big seatpost. ;)


True. At what point in compact geometry does one describe the bike as a Ritchey with Litespeed components? :)

Cleave 03-24-06 05:26 PM

Hi,

I'm cheating a bit because I sold this frame last September:

http://www.pbase.com/cleavel/image/4...2/original.jpg

I liked it well enough but I like the fit and geometry of my Looks better.


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