- 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...Originally Posted by ViperZ
- geometry is nearly identical to the now-defunct Magia! (a real bonus!)
p.s. i'll never, ever sell this bike...
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.
My Ghisallo love (a work in progress)
Can I have some Ti hybrid love?
Originally Posted by Bob S.
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.
Great now I want one too.
My Dean Ti.
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.Originally Posted by Secret Squirrel
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....
Titanium Merlin ~ Matt
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.Originally Posted by mellowdave
The view of my Serotta Legend Ti that most people see:
Wow. Nice. Looks about my size too.Originally Posted by chzman
My Moots Compact...
Ha, Thanks... but i'm pretty sure it fits only one personOriginally Posted by classic1
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!!
parked against a wall???Originally Posted by serotta
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)
Originally Posted by Herbert
Where's the frame?
All I see, is wheels and a big seatpost.
--"Will you have some tea... at the theatre with me?"--
Originally Posted by Patriot
True. At what point in compact geometry does one describe the bike as a Ritchey with Litespeed components?
I'm cheating a bit because I sold this frame last September:
I liked it well enough but I like the fit and geometry of my Looks better.