Hello to everyone here. My name's Manny and I've been lurking about a bit on (Cudak888) Kurt's suggestion that I visit the forum. I met him while scoping out a bike he was flipping, and mentioned that I had an old 753 Merckx with a complete (almost) Mavic group. I think he posted a couple of pics the day I showed it to him. After having shelved my cycling gear a number of years ago for other, more complicated interests, I decided to start riding a bit after knee surgery this summer. I was starting to get back into cycling again when I met Kurt, and I've since caught the bug in full and I'm finding that I've got some catching up to do.
Kurt has been a good enabler and a wealth of knowledge.
I'm Looking forward to interacting with this group in the future, and as a warm-up here's a few pictures of a couple of Merckx's. The Gran Prix I've owned since new in 1990 and the Corsa Extra I bought from a really nice guy in Miami that bought it new around the same time. I ordered the Gran Prix with the Mavic group and interestingly, the Corsa Extra had also been fitted with a Mavic group.