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    Default Re: Eddy Merckx

    Quote Originally Posted by axel-f View Post
    Another one joined the stable - Corsa Extra.

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    Default Re: Eddy Merckx

    1986 - just qualify for l'eroica Britannia
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    Crazy - full DA7700 60cm Team SC just sold for $687 bucks on ebay. That's just crazy.

    Eddy Merckx Team SC Road Bike Scandium Lotto Domo Team Edition | eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas View Post
    Crazy - full DA7700 60cm Team SC just sold for $687 bucks on ebay. That's just crazy.

    Eddy Merckx Team SC Road Bike Scandium Lotto Domo Team Edition | eBay
    That saddle position easily knocked $500 from the price.

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    And the size.

    I see nothing wrong with that price actually. It's just a bike.
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    Default Re: Eddy Merckx

    Sadly this one has to go...

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    Hello everyone; I thought this thread would be a good one for my first post. Here's my '89 (per serial number) 10th Anniv. with a 12+ year old Molteni replica re-fin from Cyclart (Cat 2). As the original Dura-Ace rotted away I replaced as needed. The 172.5mm C-Record crank is from my previous Merckx ('87 Corsa). I couldn't bear putting a triple on there so I went with a 9 spd XTR derailleur and 12-32 cassette. The Simplex shifters are a joy :) I think the only original components left are the seat binder bolt and the 3T panto stem. The D/A dual pivots were added later.

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    Simplex shifters were the bees knees back in the 80's! Very well done.

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    I purchased this 1985 Corsa Extra early last year with the intent of a period build for Cino Heroica and perhaps even L'Eroica sometime down the road. I had planned on using Campy but after some thought I decided to change direction....that's the "norm" and I wanted to be different. The components are all NOS Zeus New Racer with the exception of the RD (Zeus Supercronos) and the shifters (Simplex). The rims are NOS FiR SC200...not really period correct but they mesh well IMO. Tires are 28mm Paselas which were the largest that would fit between the chainstays. We did make the journey to Cino Heroica and it performed just fine...the only thing that held it back were my legs.





    (Disregard the wheels, they were placeholders before I had the others built.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddyrider View Post
    Simplex shifters were the bees knees back in the 80's! Very well done.
    For good reason, too! I bought them new in the early 90's; they've shifted lots of different setups equally well.

    Thx for all the likes too everyone!

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    Just built this bike for a friend and customer. I think it turned out nice for a bike he wants to ride on a regular basis.

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    majestic. welded by litespeed but spec'ed by e.m.

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    A day shy of 3 months and no pics of a Merckx. No bike site can have this - so gotta fix that.

    Merckx San Remo - got it back in December. If I am gonna ride a Made in Asia plastic bike it's gonna have one name on it - THE KING.

    No Belgium bike should ever be without a pair of proper handbuilts - here we have some King R45 laced to DT Swiss 415 rims.

    Changed the handbar tape to grey rather than stock white and did a crappy job in my haste. The saddle I wish was all black, but my butt is on it anyway and it's what I had lying around.

    Think for the price point this is a great frame. Have been riding the Firefly cause it has power, but will ride the San Remo all this week and then do the TT with the Bora wheels and see how my time is. Merckx century geo takes a little getting used to, but once your on it you do notice you can real flat.

    Oh, and put EPS on this bad boy and, in a word, awesome - 1st gen, whatever, this stuff rocks.


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    I saw this gem at the US Bicycling Hall of Fame today- Andy's bike from his Motorola tenure:
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    Default Re: Eddy Merckx

    Quote Originally Posted by digited View Post
    Hello everyone; I thought this thread would be a good one for my first post. Here's my '89 (per serial number) 10th Anniv. with a 12+ year old Molteni replica re-fin from Cyclart (Cat 2). As the original Dura-Ace rotted away I replaced as needed. The 172.5mm C-Record crank is from my previous Merckx ('87 Corsa). I couldn't bear putting a triple on there so I went with a 9 spd XTR derailleur and 12-32 cassette. The Simplex shifters are a joy :) I think the only original components left are the seat binder bolt and the 3T panto stem. The D/A dual pivots were added later.

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    Jeez I love bitsa bikes...says to me it's about the ride, not the latest and greatest...this one is well used and loved!
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    I know the picture sucks. I've been riding this one to work a few times a week for the past few months. It's built up with all the heavy, but good stuff and as a result it weighs 26lb. For the record, it is a Titanium EX of mid '90s vintage with a mix of 10 speed campy stuff on it, 36 hole ambrosio excellence rims.


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    The other Merckx in the house.

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    Well worn Merckx ti. I've had it for 10 years, and it wasn't anywhere new when I got it. Nothing elegant about it, but it's getting a nice patina. I'll probably have it until it breaks. Think I have swapped out every part on the bike at least once, except for maybe the Italian threaded Octalink bottom bracket.
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    Default Re: Eddy Merckx

    Long time reader, first time poster here! Happy new year! Great bikes! I have recently acquired a 1998 MX leader myself and the ride is just bliss! built it up with Ultegra Di2.

    Just one question for MXL riders, whats teh biggest tyres you can fit on the rear? Been researching this for quite a while now and seems like some MX leaders can fit a 25c on the rear. I tried my best to fit one but I can only do a 23c. If somebody who's using a 25c can help me out, what rims are you using? I heard that wider rims makes the tyre height a bit lower or something like that.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Eddy Merckx

    hi shroom,
    i had 25 mm on mine they where continental g.p. on open pros and on h p son rims.
    i find veloflex 25 mm to be very small more a 24 mm tyre maybee that could be your ticket.
    Thank, mick van aar

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