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    merckx

    hi all, this is my fiest question so i will try to make it a good one. not sure if this is old enough for here but here goes.
    i am looking at a 1996 ti merckx. do you know if litespeed made the frames for mercks, and what is the quality of this frame. it is a eddy merckx ax, with dura ace 8 speed components.

    thanks for your replies

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    Yes - I believe the Merckx TI frames were built by Litespeed. I remember reading a review of one of the Merckx AX bikes and it received a very good review (but not brilliant). With the Durace ensemble it should be a top quality riding bicycle.

    The other thing to take into consideration is the MERCKX name on the frame; I'd love to have one.

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    They're made by Litespeed with Merckx geometry. Absolutely no way you can go wrong with this if you want a comfy, long lasting frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Fountain
    Yes - I believe the Merckx TI frames were built by Litespeed. I remember reading a review of one of the Merckx AX bikes and it received a very good review (but not brilliant). With the Durace ensemble it should be a top quality riding bicycle.

    The other thing to take into consideration is the MERCKX name on the frame; I'd love to have one.
    DA-8 is an orphan and incompatible with anything that's available now. The derailleur doesn't move the same, the shifters won't move a modern derailleur the same, the cassette isn't spaced the same (as other 8-speed components) - nothing wrong with it but may be a pain to replace individual components. I would consider the future cost of component replacement in my decision if I were thinking about buying it.
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