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Post pics of beautiful bikesBulldozer
Aug 26, 2003 9:57 AM
I was perusing some bike catalogs yesterday and came upon two makes that made my jaw drop. Here they are. What are your votes?

Pinarello Montello
re: Post pics of beautiful bikesBulldozer
Aug 26, 2003 9:58 AM
Merlin Cielo
re: Post pics of beautiful bikesColnagoFE
Aug 26, 2003 10:10 AM
Saw it at HHH trade show (nm)Al1943
Aug 26, 2003 7:59 PM
Far a Classic, "Can't Touch This"High Gear
Aug 27, 2003 2:06 AM
t'was spirito's. here's a pic of mine...JS Haiku Shop
Aug 27, 2003 6:43 AM
Sigh... I'm in love. nmKristin
Aug 26, 2003 10:34 AM
Okay!the bull
Aug 26, 2003 10:18 AM
And I own this one!
Is that really yours?Fez
Aug 26, 2003 11:02 AM
That Land Cruiser looks pretty sweet.

Is it yours? Give some more details on it.
The Toyota or the Ellsworth?the bull
Aug 26, 2003 11:58 AM
The Toyota is really a Ford escort that I put the crusier body on and the Ellsworth is a Schwinn from Walmart! :)
I guess you didn't click on the postFez
Aug 26, 2003 12:00 PM
Yes, I said the Land Cruiser.

Tell us about it.
I will post up some stuff !the bull
Aug 26, 2003 12:08 PM
Give me a little time.
I was not sure if you were like "sweet Truth BTW nice cruiser"!
Yeah the bike is nice, too, but...Fez
Aug 26, 2003 12:12 PM
If you have the dough, you could go out today and build yourself a pretty sweet Ellsworth Truth.

An old Land Cruiser like that is a bit more challenging to find, especially one that's in good shape.
This is a 1973 FJ-40.the bull
Aug 26, 2003 1:47 PM
I am rebuilding the engine.
Then I am going to restore the body.
It is soild and not to much rust.
It does have some rust in the rear but they all do.
All metal interiors!the bull
Aug 26, 2003 1:49 PM
Got to love em!
All metal interiors!the bull
Aug 26, 2003 1:51 PM
Very easy to get in the doors if window jams.
Heck I can take a door off in less then a minute.
Got engine partsevery where!the bull
Aug 26, 2003 1:53 PM
Under bench.
Got engine partsevery where!the bull
Aug 26, 2003 1:55 PM
In cabnets.
Engine about to come out!the bull
Aug 26, 2003 1:56 PM
MACK DOG!the bull
Aug 26, 2003 1:58 PM
Thats it!the bull
Aug 26, 2003 2:00 PM
Lifter holders? (nm)53T
Aug 26, 2003 5:17 PM
Actually I have a severe lack of imagination!the bull
Aug 26, 2003 6:05 PM
I need to listen to music everywhere I go!
So I placed the speakers here on the engine so when I pull it out I can listen to music.
Engine and drivelineFez
Aug 26, 2003 2:34 PM
What kind of engine? Inline 6?

What kind of 4wd system? Permanent 4wd? Can you lock any of the differentials?

Are you going to restore the interior? How easy is it to get old Land Cruiser parts these days?

That is a nice vehicle. Keep us posted how the restoration goes. Its funny how big and plush Land Cruisers have become since then.
It is a....the bull
Aug 26, 2003 3:43 PM
6 cyl F motor.
It is pretty much a 250 Chevy motor.
It has a 3 speed manual trans with a 4 high and low.
These diffs dont lock and when you want to put in 4 wheel drive you have to shift it in to 4 high or low out of 2 low
and then then lock the frt hubs into the frt shaft at the wheel.
I will probally get it running and go from there.
I want to use it to carry my dogs and go camping etc.
I hardly drive it even when it runs.
It is easy to get parts.
A company called Spector has every thing you will ever need.
Hey The BullAtombomber
Aug 26, 2003 7:48 PM
Want a more recent one? I have a 1987 FJ-60 w/ 3.8l 6cyl diesel and 5spd manual tranny. 412000km, and still running as strong as new.

I need something larger for my work as a carpenter/timber framer, so a 2004 F-350 Diesel is on order.
This is how it startedAtombomber
Aug 26, 2003 7:56 PM
Looked good new.
What country are you in?Fez
Aug 27, 2003 4:57 AM
I don't recall U.S. ever getting the diesels.

That body style looks like a cyclist's dream. Looks like the cargo area could handle a few bikes mounted upright, and possibly without even taking the front wheel off.

I'd probably get the windows tinted if I did that.
Aug 27, 2003 7:17 AM
I did have the tint film put on all of the windows behind the front doors. I generally carry my bikes inside if I'm driving solo, but I have 5 fork down roof carriers and a 3 bike hitch slide-in carrier, and a 2 bike front bumper carrier. I have maxed out that system only once on a shuttle in Moab. I did fit everyone inside, but 4 squeezed in tight in the dog box.

I remove the front wheels when I put my bikes inside (unless its just 1 bike, where I just lay it down). I made a fork down thingy so that I can securely transport the bikes inside, bit of wood and some old hubs.
MY PRIDE AND JOYstrong bad
Aug 26, 2003 10:25 AM
love that crooked fork (nm)ColnagoFE
Aug 26, 2003 11:00 AM
re: Post pics of beautiful bikesbrian n
Aug 26, 2003 11:15 AM
ahhh, a beautiful masi track bike courtesy of
This one tickles my panties...biknben
Aug 26, 2003 11:18 AM
Yup, there's not an ugly one in his gallery. nmsn69
Aug 26, 2003 11:23 AM wear panties? nmmldphish11
Aug 26, 2003 11:25 AM
brick houseJS Haiku Shop
Aug 26, 2003 11:24 AM
PSST.....I've got a secret............Len J
Aug 26, 2003 11:31 AM
There are other bikes in the world other than Merck.

You really need to get some "medication for that fixation".


Beautiful bike BTW
but it's so...'lickable'...! nmJS Haiku Shop
Aug 26, 2003 11:48 AM
ooh. You really need professional help. nm ;-)Kristin
Aug 26, 2003 12:02 PM
trust me, i *AM* a professional. nmJS Haiku Shop
Aug 26, 2003 12:07 PM
A professional what? nmKristin
Aug 26, 2003 12:42 PM
Wait, I think I know tha answer to that.
whatever it takes to get the job done nmJS Haiku Shop
Aug 27, 2003 4:59 AM
Hmmm. There's this one...Kristin
Aug 26, 2003 11:33 AM
And this one...Kristin
Aug 26, 2003 11:34 AM
Or this one...Kristin
Aug 26, 2003 11:35 AM
And this one isn't bad...Kristin
Aug 26, 2003 11:36 AM
Here's something for you retro geeks...Kristin
Aug 26, 2003 11:36 AM
Like a moth to a flame...Kristin
Aug 26, 2003 11:38 AM
Not for the clumbsy...Kristin
Aug 26, 2003 11:39 AM
You have beautiful lugs, but I supose you hear that all the time...Kristin
Aug 26, 2003 11:41 AM
You found it. I've been eyein' that baby for months.No_sprint
Aug 26, 2003 1:19 PM
My size too.
Like a moth to a flame...mosovich
Aug 26, 2003 11:42 AM
Where did you get that paint job from? Sweet!
Can someone tell me who painted this bike?Kristin
Aug 26, 2003 12:01 PM
This was up for auction on Ebay last year. It is a special edition that was suposed to be presented to Lance at the Tour. (I'm not sure if it was or not.) Anyway, I can't remember who painted it. Its not my bike though. If I recall the winning bidder paid over ten grand for it.
Troy Lee Designs (according to the Ebay listing) nmlanterne rouge
Aug 26, 2003 6:20 PM
didn't someone try to EBAY this for like $9k? nice paint (NM)bicycle268
Aug 27, 2003 5:24 AM
Kristin, I own that one, it is painted pink and orange nmbigrider
Aug 27, 2003 4:22 AM
My one of a kind...GFocker
Aug 26, 2003 11:44 AM
Tesch S-22 Full Dura Ace
Just a matter of time before someone posted a huge picture...biknben
Aug 26, 2003 11:53 AM
Now you went and messed up the whole thread. :-)
Yikes, sorry about that. (nm)GFocker
Aug 26, 2003 11:55 AM
It's a nice bike...We'll let it slide this time :-) NMbiknben
Aug 26, 2003 11:57 AM
I had an S-22 , loved it, wish I still had it. nmlanterne rouge
Aug 26, 2003 6:21 PM
Or just a plain Vanilla tack bike like thisPdxMark
Aug 26, 2003 11:50 AM
With track drops like thisPdxMark
Aug 26, 2003 11:52 AM
Modified with a circle V to look kinda like thisPdxMark
Aug 26, 2003 11:53 AM
And stainless steel stays like this...PdxMark
Aug 26, 2003 11:56 AM
simple but beautiful Steelman track bikej-son
Aug 26, 2003 11:51 AM
I don't know what it is about this bike ... but it's one of the most beautiful I've seen in a long time.
This is my bike! LOL!alansutton
Aug 26, 2003 12:06 PM
love the lugsstrong bad
Aug 26, 2003 12:07 PM
my dream machine. just trying to save the cash to finish her of
Pretty, but doesn't look quite rightFez
Aug 26, 2003 12:09 PM
I'd guess most Steelman's are custom, so why is the saddle very far back and the stem appears a bit short?
and a stunning sky pearl steelman roadievelocity
Aug 26, 2003 1:59 PM
re: simple but beautiful Steelman bikeMike Prince
Aug 26, 2003 2:46 PM
Oops...misread. Dream bike. This is my bike. Come to think of it, it'll do fine as my dream bike!

Hand-cut head tube lugs on my new Kirkdavet
Aug 26, 2003 12:08 PM
Aug 26, 2003 12:45 PM
This is just pure lug jewelryColnagoFE
Aug 26, 2003 1:23 PM
check out some of their bikes:
THAT's the one I was looking for earlierKristin
Aug 26, 2003 1:29 PM
Thanks. Now I can add Columbine to the list of bikes I'll never own. :-)
that wins it for me nmThe Human G-Nome
Aug 27, 2003 7:12 AM
Aug 27, 2003 7:48 AM
thanks for the link. these are by far the most beautiful bikes i've ever seen.

rt - i'm in love
re: Post pics of beautiful bikesspluti
Aug 26, 2003 1:31 PM
That settles it . . .Dropped
Aug 26, 2003 3:27 PM
Vanilla and Steelman make the most beautiful steel bikes I've ever seen.

And will someone please take Moon's lug carving tools away from him? It looks like someone puked over the tube joints on those bikes. Busy busy busy!
Aug 26, 2003 4:31 PM
The Waterford R-33....(sigh)....
Waterford pt 2Sao
Aug 26, 2003 4:32 PM
The Waterford 2200....(sigh)....
Waterford pt 3Sao
Aug 26, 2003 4:35 PM
With Anniversary Black head tube and rear triangle....(sigh)....

Waterford 120053T
Aug 26, 2003 5:26 PM
753 is the classiest English tube set.
is that yours?Sao
Aug 26, 2003 6:06 PM
You're a lucky devil if it is.
Damn straight53T
Aug 27, 2003 6:26 AM
Lucky? You don't know how lucky. I bought the frame (that fits me) used from some guy on the internet for about 1/3 list. Put the whole thing together with new Ultegra build kit (GHV bikes) for less than a Specialized. I race it in crits, and call Richard Schwinn every couple of years for some more touch up paint.
Damn straightSao
Aug 27, 2003 9:10 AM
How old is the frame? Also, do you see a lot of them in crits? I can't say I see many of them in races, although I've seen bike messengers riding around on them which seems odd.

Dang, you're making me want to spend a whole bunch of money VERY soon!! There's just a certain something about the Waterford. Like I said in my posts....someday...

Great bike. Thanks.
Damn straight53T
Aug 27, 2003 10:16 AM
The frame was manufactured in 1996, I got it in 1998. No I have never seen another one in a crit, but the geometry is fine for crits (although it is targeted at road racing), the speedplays compensate for any lowness of the BB that the bike may have. I've never seen a messanger on one, but they all seem to know what it is.

There are many bikes as nice as the Waterford, some comparably priced. The heritage, however, is unmatched in the U.S.
re: Post pics of beautiful bikesMXL02
Aug 26, 2003 4:45 PM
This guy's bike has that ugly new DA 10 on it, but I'd take it.Elefantino
Aug 26, 2003 5:20 PM
Outside Stade de France.

my future carbon baby!bikefreax
Aug 27, 2003 5:45 AM
Should arrive around September 25th.
My present carbon baby!KG 361
Aug 27, 2003 9:35 AM
Ain't she purdy? =)