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Old 03-23-06, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by ViperZ
Is that oxymoronic? Kind of like a Cheap Ferrari?

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...
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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




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

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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.
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Great now I want one too.
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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.
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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....
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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.
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The view of my Serotta Legend Ti that most people see:

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

Wow. Nice. Looks about my size too.
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Wow. Nice. Looks about my size too.
Ha, Thanks... but i'm pretty sure it fits only one person
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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!!
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Originally Posted by serotta
The view of my Serotta Legend Ti that most people see:

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)
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Where's the frame?

All I see, is wheels and a big seatpost.
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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?
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Hi,

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.
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