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Eddy Merckx Corsa 0.1

Old 11-19-15, 08:27 AM
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Eddy Merckx Corsa 0.1

I have a chance at getting an Eddy Merckx Corsa 0.1 Frame set. It is the same as the one in the pic. Can someone explain the hierarchy of Merckx Bikes and Dedacciai Tubing...also what is a fair price to pay for the frame set sans bb? Preferably non ebay price. As this is local.

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I assume it is Italian threaded bb?
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$300 would be a good deal, it would probably hit $400 or more on Ebay since it appears to be in good shape and is a popular size.

I am not sure about the hierarchy but I believe the Corsa '01 replaced the Corsa Extra, I am not sure why the name changed, perhaps because Merckx moved away from Columbus as a tube supplier and went with Dedacciai?
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Many consider the Corsa01 to be the best handling steel frame the Merckx factory ever produced. The name is indeed derived from the "Zero Uno" Deda tubing. Stiff but not as much as MAX/MXL tubing, good even for lighter riders. Fancier paint jobs than the Corsa Extra with more airbrushing and often more chrome. The example above is pretty typical with chromed fork and both sets of stays.

I sold one last year, locally, in excellent condition, with a Shimano headset and no BB for $850.
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Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
Many consider the Corsa01 to be the best handling steel frame the Merckx factory ever produced. The name is indeed derived from the "Zero Uno" Deda tubing. Stiff but not as much as MAX/MXL tubing, good even for lighter riders. Fancier paint jobs than the Corsa Extra with more airbrushing and often more chrome. The example above is pretty typical with chromed fork and both sets of stays.

I sold one last year, locally, in excellent condition, with a Shimano headset and no BB for $850.
Unfortunately I am not a lighter rider at just under 200lbs. I don't want to scare him off with a low ball offer. I think Jet SanchEz estimate of 3-400$ is on the low side.
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Agreed.

BTW, I weigh in the mid 190's and found the Corsa 01 to be a delightful ride. If it's your size and you can afford the price (and the components to build it properly), you should be veey happy with it.
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Very fine frame. My Gita catalog for 1996 shows the 0.1 with "oversize" tubes in yellow-red-anthracite paint similar to your photo and says "2002" scheme. $1020.00. MX leader at $1500 and OV Pro at $1285 and Strada at $900.
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This bike is on 'da bay for $780
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Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
Many consider the Corsa01 to be the best handling steel frame the Merckx factory ever produced. The name is indeed derived from the "Zero Uno" Deda tubing. Stiff but not as much as MAX/MXL tubing, good even for lighter riders. Fancier paint jobs than the Corsa Extra with more airbrushing and often more chrome. The example above is pretty typical with chromed fork and both sets of stays.

I sold one last year, locally, in excellent condition, with a Shimano headset and no BB for $850.
Hey Doc, just scored a Corsa 01 today. I haven't seen you over at the Paceline lately. I used to post here years ago under another name with an old email account I no longer have.I just re registered today. I was looking for info on Merckx Corsa 01 and saw your name on this thread. I wish I paid only $300-$400 for the frame ( as someone suggested above) but the ride of these is worth triple that amount.


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Yep, excellent frames, just not inexpensive. Still check the PL every day, just not much reason to post there lately. Still have the Merckx Century I bought from you as a bare frame, had the top tube cable guides replaced and a new paint job. Bare now, but when it was built up it looked like this:

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I owned a Corsa 01 for a number of years, and rode it many thousands of miles. I bought it new for about $900 and sold it for $500 a few years ago. IMHO, the Corsa 01 is second only to the MX Leader in the Merckx hierarchy. Various reviewers have described it as the best handling bike they have ever ridden, and it has a "riding on rails" feel to it. Mine was a size 57 with a red-to-black fade paint scheme and chrome fork and stays. The bike shown in the OP's photo could easily sell for $500 or more in eBay, in the condition that it appears to be. For many riders, the Corsa 01 is probably a better frame for riding than an MX Leader, which could be overly stiff for light weights. I weighed between 170-190 lbs during the period that I owned my Corsa 01 and it was very comfortable riding but not at all flexy.
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