Sunday, April 29, 2007
Blackbird — custom Merlin track bike
Terminaut's vintage titanium track bike, "Blackbird":
Custom, ultra-short wheelbase, Merlin titanium frame.
Passoni titanium handlebar. Titanium fork, and titanium toe cages. (For the uninitiated, track bikes do not have brakes. The rear cog is fixed to the hub. I.e. you can't coast, so you control your speed with your legs.)
Merlin titanium quill stem. Titanium stem bolt. 1" Chris King Titanium GripNut™ headset.
Morati Titan titanium crank arms, Boone titanium chainring. Titanium chain ring bolts. Regina Titanio titanium chain, Boone titanium rear cog.
Araya Titaace Gold titanium rims. Titanium spokes.
Custom Italian titanium saddle with titanium seat rails. Titanium seatpost, and titanium seatpost bolt.
A nice video.
Another bike Terminaut is building up: the Merlin Newsboy (info).
Some of his other bikes in his living room 0_o
Another Ti beauty (off-road): the Amaro Lollobrigida (info).