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Old 11-18-10, 11:38 PM   #1
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Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra 7-11 MODEL

So I believe I tracked down a Corsa Extra. It's red/white green with chrome forks chrome ends and a cable routing on the top tube. The condition is in pretty decent. Some nicks here and there, no dents or anything, some slight rusting on the forks. Has the 7-11 logo on the down tube. Looks to be legit. Price someone is asking for the frame/fork is around $140ish. Is this around the right price, or would this be a good find?

Problem is the dude measured it...and it's a frigging about 50cm size frame. I'd need around a 56. Sooooo my serious inquiry is, would this be a good frame to buy and try use it to trade for another vintage frame more my size?

In before the "nah it's junk send it to me and I'll cover shipping and handling fees"
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Flip it, hard.
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So I believe I tracked down a Corsa Extra. It's red/white green with chrome forks chrome ends and a cable routing on the top tube. The condition is in pretty decent. Some nicks here and there, no dents or anything, some slight rusting on the forks. Has the 7-11 logo on the down tube. Looks to be legit. Price someone is asking for the frame/fork is around $140ish. Is this around the right price, or would this be a good find?

Problem is the dude measured it...and it's a frigging about 50cm size frame. I'd need around a 56. Sooooo my serious inquiry is, would this be a good frame to buy and try use it to trade for another vintage frame more my size?

In before the "nah it's junk send it to me and I'll cover shipping and handling fees"
What is the top tube measurement center-center?
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Old 11-19-10, 12:38 AM   #4
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Old 11-19-10, 06:08 AM   #5
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What is the top tube measurement center-center?
I'll email the guy and ask for measurements. I could be lucky and maybe he's not sure how to ready vintage sizing?

Flip it, hard? Is this frame really that coveted? Thanks guys!
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http://bike.jaxed.com/cgi-bin/bike.c...=d&submit=+GO+

You can trade up on that frame nicely, keep us updated and I am sure someone will offer you something that you like.
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Flip it, hard.
True, but at 50cm, it may prove a hard one to flip.
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Guy emailed me back, seat tube is 50cm and top tube is 50cm
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True, but at 50cm, it may prove a hard one to flip.
I would believe that at 60cm, but not 50cm. Much, much, easier flip.
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50 cm will be easy. Nymphs like me find it hard to get good bikes in that size.
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I would believe that at 60cm, but not 50cm. Much, much, easier flip.
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50 cm will be easy. Nymphs like me find it hard to get good bikes in that size.
Seems to me it is below the sweet spot. Yes, much easier than 60cm. YRMHV
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Pictures! Buying it tonight! Thanks all







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I'll email the guy and ask for measurements. I could be lucky and maybe he's not sure how to ready vintage sizing?

Flip it, hard? Is this frame really that coveted? Thanks guys!
Yep, the Corsa Extra frames are the ones to get, and the 7-11 team models are especially sought after.
There was a moderately used Corsa Extra frameset with headset on Ebay a couple of weeks back with a BIN of $999. Not sure if it sold.

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Move fast...

And post pics once you have it.
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And post pics once you have it.
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If you are flipping, a few bucks spent can help bolster the overall appeal if those DO set screws can't be straightened (they tend to weaken): http://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...ent-screw.html
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looks like the nds rear dropout screw is bent?
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looks like the nds rear dropout screw is bent?
And the right shifter is really a left?
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C'mon quit nitpicking, even if it was sans fork and headset I bet we'd all say go for it...
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I may be wrong here, but I don't think that is a Corsa Extra. CE would be made with SLX and would be marked Corsa Extra on the top tube. The logo on the top tube says it is is a Team model. Would be made with TSX. Even better.
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Thanks for all your kind words and insight, I'm in eroute to pick it up! Pics later
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Just picked it up! It was a little shop, they even cleaned and polished it! He's also holding a bag of "parts" for me if I want to buy them that came with the bike. Its a "campy" crankset, campy front and rear brakes, and a campy derailer. He said hed clean them up real good too. He wanted 50 for the parts. They loooked to be in good condition
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Just picked it up! It was a little shop, they even cleaned and polished it! He's also holding a bag of "parts" for me if I want to buy them that came with the bike. Its a "campy" crankset, campy front and rear brakes, and a campy derailer. He said hed clean them up real good too. He wanted 50 for the parts. They loooked to be in good condition
Why did you leave without them? While he is cleaning them someone will come in to the shop, see them and offer $200...

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Get the parts too. You will make your money back on the rear derailluer.

And stop and buy a lottery ticket on your way back...before it wears off.
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