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    Vintage Eddy Merckx Update

    I posted a detailed message about upgrading my 1991 Eddy Merckx and a picture of the finished bike in the Introduction forum when I joined yesterday. Another member suggested I also post the picture in this forum. I've added a second view too. I'm 5'-7" and 152 lbs., so the lightweight steel of Reynolds 753 was perfect for me in 1991 and remains so today, even in comparison to carbon, although I dream about the same frame made in Reynolds 953. Pity Merckx no longer works in steel and I see nothing special about his carbon frames. I think the company reached its zenith in the early '90s. High Res images available if you want a closer look. Hope you enjoy. Comments welcome.
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    Senior Member miamijim's Avatar
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    Nice bike...but I/m fairly sertain its made from Columbus tubing.
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    Last edited by miamijim; 11-12-09 at 06:51 AM.
    WWW.CYCLESPEUGEOT.COM 2005 Pinarello Dogma; 1991 Paramount PDG 70 Mtb; 1976? AD Vent Noir; 1989 LeMond Maillot Juane F&F; 1993? Basso GAP F&F; 1989 Terry Symmetry; 2003 Trek 4700 Mtb; 1983 Vitus 979

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    It's a custom frame combining elements of his standard Century, Corsa, and Grand Prix frames: Reynolds 753 tubing, Century geometry, and Team Weinmannn colors. Eddy himself gave permission for it to be made when Dong (from the Denver Spoke, through whom I ordered the frame) met with him at the LA bike show.

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