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Miss Belgium 2002: Naked Bike Pics / Mature Eyes Only(44 posts)

Miss Belgium 2002: Naked Bike Pics / Mature Eyes OnlyJS Haiku Shop
Oct 16, 2003 5:52 AM
bought the frame a year ago and, finally, the kit.

another GVH success story.

2002 Eddy Merckx Elite
57 cm c-c Extralight 7020 Double Butted Aluminum
all carbon Merckx fork
2003 Ultegra Double, 53/39 x 12-23
Mavic CXP33 Rims (32h, Wheelsmith) on Dura-Ace hubs
TTT forgie 46cm
Cinelli Alter 12cm, 2cm stack
Chris King headset
SI Turbo Matic Quatro Gel
Thomson Elite seatpost
Elite Ciussi side-entry cages
Cinelli tape
Look PP296 pedals
rearJS Haiku Shop
Oct 16, 2003 5:54 AM
YEAH...back door action!!!!biknben
Oct 16, 2003 7:10 AM
Very nice looking rig!
fast, too :) nmJS Haiku Shop
Oct 16, 2003 7:44 AM
A useful angle ...Humma Hah
Oct 16, 2003 8:51 AM
... probably the only way I'd ever get a decent look at one on the road.
she's equippedJS Haiku Shop
Oct 16, 2003 5:55 AM
and colorfulJS Haiku Shop
Oct 16, 2003 5:56 AM
wow! what legs!JS Haiku Shop
Oct 16, 2003 5:56 AM
lean and clean, like i like 'emJS Haiku Shop
Oct 16, 2003 5:57 AM
strong identity and sense of selfJS Haiku Shop
Oct 16, 2003 5:58 AM
light and nubby :)JS Haiku Shop
Oct 16, 2003 5:59 AM
she's all businessJS Haiku Shop
Oct 16, 2003 6:02 AM
quit drooling, you dogs! (last pic)JS Haiku Shop
Oct 16, 2003 6:03 AM
Doug...I find this offensive and vulgar. Please removePaulCL
Oct 16, 2003 6:26 AM
Putting Shimano on the Merckx! The horror....

Sweet. So how many bikes do you own now? Are you into the double digits yet?
no accounting for taste nmDougSloan
Oct 16, 2003 6:35 AM
that's a military secret nmJS Haiku Shop
Oct 16, 2003 7:44 AM
haiku for you...rwbadley
Oct 16, 2003 6:49 AM
Flawlessly spinning
an exotic masterpiece
constantly grinning
your haiku: has promise, needs practice. ;-) nmJS Haiku Shop
Oct 16, 2003 7:45 AM
ATTN DOUG! Plrase remove this pornMB1
Oct 16, 2003 6:17 AM
before I have to go out and buy one.
warning: not intended for DC winters nmJS Haiku Shop
Oct 16, 2003 7:55 AM
You gonna ride that cassette up Brasstown?!!!Mike P
Oct 16, 2003 7:06 AM
I've been waiting for the pics! NICE! There's something about the Merckx frames that just say "TAKE ME HOME AND RIDE ME LIKE THE ANIMAL I AM!" isn't there?

I guess you've been working on the leg strength if you think you are going to turn those gears up Brasstown Bald!

negative, ghost riderJS Haiku Shop
Oct 16, 2003 7:46 AM
bb will see nothing short of a triple + xt. this bike will only see brasstown from a car.

I did put a 27 on for the arkansas climb last weekend. it helped.
Need to email me your address so I can send you the bill.hrv
Oct 16, 2003 7:15 AM
Because you very well may have set off an incurable case of 'have-to-get-a-new-frame-and-and-build-me-up-a-bike' -itis!

Without this post I might have been able to go another year...damn you!

it's a sickness nmJS Haiku Shop
Oct 16, 2003 7:47 AM
That stem -- ouch!Dropped
Oct 16, 2003 7:21 AM
Beautiful bike, but that stem is like a zit on the nose of a beauty queen. I wince when I look at that beast. ;)
actually i find it quite appealingJS Haiku Shop
Oct 16, 2003 7:49 AM
they're not made anymore and gary couldn't lay hands on one, so this one was NOS off ebay. i have the alter girl pin-ups ready at home, just haven't decided on which one, yet.

to each his own; i could not conceive of any other stem on this beauty. imho it's a TCB look.
Looks great, but is she a go-er? (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) nmDale Brigham
Oct 16, 2003 7:25 AM
a nod's as good as a wink to a blind batJS Haiku Shop
Oct 16, 2003 7:54 AM
she sometimes goes, yes.

all go and some show, though the rider is a slow fat guy.

climbs like a dream; descends like riding in the front car of a roller coaster (eats sharp banked curves for lunch). very stiff, though; not a double century ride. would probably carve-up road races and crits, if had the brass 'uns to put her in harm's way.
Say no more, guv'ner, say no more! (nm)Dale Brigham
Oct 16, 2003 8:14 AM
Ah, knew she would, knew she would.nmStraightblock
Oct 16, 2003 8:26 AM
What's it like?Humma Hah
Oct 16, 2003 8:38 AM
... I've never ridden one that nice.
so far, like being strapped to a runaway thoroughbred nmJS Haiku Shop
Oct 16, 2003 9:52 AM
Oh, dear, that's not in the script ...Humma Hah
Oct 16, 2003 2:59 PM
... I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to shoot you ...
nice but.....flat chest........african
Oct 16, 2003 8:43 AM
that stem needs the cinelli alter eog girls on it, did you not post about that a long time ago, those will look great on there, you have to try and get them.
have 2 in the wings...deciding which (beach or flyer) nmJS Haiku Shop
Oct 16, 2003 9:53 AM
Beautiful and Functional, I always settle for Functionalbigrider
Oct 16, 2003 9:27 AM
How does the ride compare to your other rigs? What is the longest ride you have done on this beauty?
jury's still outJS Haiku Shop
Oct 16, 2003 9:57 AM
i'll also always take functional over beautiful, but my stable screams FUNCTIONAL, so that's under control. this one is both...with a generous second helping of "beautiful" if you like, or "flashy" perhaps.

so far only 2 outings, with ~50 miles (3 mountain ascents, ~7000'+ climbing & descending) as the longest ride. stiff, responsive, stiff, shiny, stiff, nice to look at, and stiff. it won't go on any >100 mile rides. but that's not its reason for existing.

right now i'm content to park it in the living room and stare. lucky mrs. haiku is out of town.
Hey, baby, how much? (nm)jma24
Oct 16, 2003 9:32 AM
20 pounds fully dressed ;-) nmJS Haiku Shop
Oct 16, 2003 9:58 AM
Nice but.........ugly ugly saddle pushed too far forward :-( nmCat 3 boy
Oct 16, 2003 10:31 AM
wow, VERY attractive bike there JSJFR
Oct 16, 2003 10:28 AM
I dig fancy paint.
Keep an eye on that rear wheel!. (nm)oldbutslow
Oct 16, 2003 12:23 PM
Fess up. What's it like to ride her?KG 361
Oct 16, 2003 2:25 PM
I know a gentleman would never tell, but no one has confused you for a gentleman lately =) How's she ride? BTW-I like it,
Oops-didn't see the WHOLE thread! nmKG 361
Oct 16, 2003 2:27 PM