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    Merckx Cross

    Can't talk now, just got an email that my new Merckx cross frame just arrive at my LBS. Gotta go check it out.
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    show me some pics!
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    I have a picture from the catalog on my computer but I don't know how to resize it so I can post it here. You'd think, for as long as I've been here, Ida figured it out by now. Hints?

    I ordered the grey frame, the one that's on the website. It didn't come. LBS called the importer and found the grey 06's were now gone, replaced by the 07.

    The new frame is a cobalt blue with cursive script and looks retro and modern at the same time.

    It sure is pretty
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    here it is
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    nice bike, ugly lettering

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    Beautiful bike!!

    I know nothing about cross but that bike looks a lot like a road bike with knobbies, are there any other differences?

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    Quote Originally Posted by invicta
    nice bike, ugly lettering
    Why mess with a classic? Eddie Merckx's logo was one of the best and most recognizable!

    I swear every new offering for '07 is as ugly as balls....My retrogrouch membership card should arrive next week, not a day too soon.
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    That is one sharp-a$$ bike!

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    meh... I wouldn't be complaining if it was part of my stable. It's a very nice bike!

    What part spec are you building into it?

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    still no replaceable derailleur hanger by the looks of it...

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    that looks like a stock photo you found on the web...where is a photo of your bike in your garage or on the side of the trail somewhere on one of your favorite rides?
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    Nice bike Mayo. I have it in gray. It looks like they toned down the Merckx graphics, the fork also looks a little different too. The only thing I did not like is that the derailleur hanger is not replaceable. I would have also liked a second bottle boss on the seat tube, but I realize they are not used in a race.

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    Yes, it’s definitely a stock photo. One from the forthcoming 07 catalog. It came to me via email from my LBS.

    I’m taking the campy record stuff from my Merckx Team SC(I know, I’m a marketers dream) and building it up with it. The idea is to outfit the Team SC with the new Campy gruppo next Spring.

    Due to me being out of town and my bike mechanic guru getting sick, there’s been a maddening delay it getting it built up.

    Once finished I’ll take a few shots and post them.
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    Frank holding my new bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayonnaise
    Frank holding my new bike
    Sweet, I want full built pic!!!

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    just posted a picture in the show us your cross bike forum
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