It wasn't supposed to happen. Honest.
I've been out of the C&V scene for a while, enjoying a CX build from this winter, but when an Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra popped up locally, with a ridiculously high shipping price, I had to have a look at the advert.
It turns out it's Columbus SLX, now I'm no tubing snob but the chance to own a hand-brazed frameset made by Belgian masters from Italy's finest steel appealed.
It's also in my size. Hmm.
So I put in a low bid, the seller's shipping costs & odd auction end time kept interest low, and I accidently won it for €160. Don't tell my wife.
The eBay item number is 271522171174 if you want to have a look at the seller's pictures, otherwise I'll post some up when I've pickedit up this week.
Here are a couple of sample pics of similar frames:
And so it begins.