|Miss Belgium 2002: Naked Bike Pics / Mature Eyes Only||JS 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
Look PP296 pedals
|rear||JS 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 :) nm||JS 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 equipped||JS Haiku Shop|
Oct 16, 2003 5:55 AM
|and colorful||JS 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 'em||JS Haiku Shop|
Oct 16, 2003 5:57 AM
|strong identity and sense of self||JS Haiku Shop|
Oct 16, 2003 5:58 AM
|light and nubby :)||JS Haiku Shop|
Oct 16, 2003 5:59 AM
|she's all business||JS 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 remove||PaulCL|
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 nm||DougSloan|
Oct 16, 2003 6:35 AM
|that's a military secret nm||JS Haiku Shop|
Oct 16, 2003 7:44 AM
|haiku for you...||rwbadley|
Oct 16, 2003 6:49 AM
an exotic masterpiece
|your haiku: has promise, needs practice. ;-) nm||JS Haiku Shop|
Oct 16, 2003 7:45 AM
|ATTN DOUG! Plrase remove this porn||MB1|
Oct 16, 2003 6:17 AM
|before I have to go out and buy one.|
|warning: not intended for DC winters nm||JS 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 rider||JS 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 nm||JS 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 appealing||JS 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) nm||Dale Brigham|
Oct 16, 2003 7:25 AM
|a nod's as good as a wink to a blind bat||JS 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.nm||Straightblock|
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 nm||JS 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) nm||JS Haiku Shop|
Oct 16, 2003 9:53 AM
|Beautiful and Functional, I always settle for Functional||bigrider|
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 out||JS 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 ;-) nm||JS Haiku Shop|
Oct 16, 2003 9:58 AM
|Nice but.........ugly ugly saddle pushed too far forward :-( nm||Cat 3 boy|
Oct 16, 2003 10:31 AM
|wow, VERY attractive bike there JS||JFR|
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! nm||KG 361|
Oct 16, 2003 2:27 PM