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My new and third Eddy Merckx bicycle

Old 07-23-15, 02:47 PM
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My new and third Eddy Merckx bicycle

I have a 7-11 tsx and a Gan merckx bike...just picked up the Kelme colored TSX a couple days ago from a nice lady in Davis who said her uncle had the bike for years and she inherited it. Now my next goal is to try and find a Merckx Kelme Jersey in a medium
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Great find; and my favorite E.Merckx paint scheme of all. I think I'll go that route when I finally get around to doing something about the gouged-up paint on my Merckx's downtube.
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Looks like a nice bike from what I can see on my 24" monitor. Amazing condition, is that Chorus or Athena?

Seven years and you can't post a full sized picture? You're killing me.
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Well, at least I am posting pics a bit better. I am still a computer idiot, especially, when posting pictures...I just take em with my little sony camera and post em. Haven't figured out how to make them full size yet. That is Chorus 8 speed. I really like that group, although those darn wheels with those cones in them !!!!! I wish someday, someone would make repop cones for those wheels because the cones always seem to get pitted and rough. Thanks for the comments.
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Looks like a nice bike from what I can see on my 24" monitor. Amazing condition, is that Chorus or Athena?

Seven years and you can't post a full sized picture? You're killing me.
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All the right parts, in all the right places.
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Well, at least I am posting pics a bit better. I am still a computer idiot, especially, when posting pictures...I just take em with my little sony camera and post em. Haven't figured out how to make them full size yet. That is Chorus 8 speed. I really like that group, although those darn wheels with those cones in them !!!!! I wish someday, someone would make repop cones for those wheels because the cones always seem to get pitted and rough. Thanks for the comments.
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Well, at least I am posting pics a bit better. I am still a computer idiot, especially, when posting pictures...I just take em with my little sony camera and post em. Haven't figured out how to make them full size yet. That is Chorus 8 speed. I really like that group, although those darn wheels with those cones in them !!!!! I wish someday, someone would make repop cones for those wheels because the cones always seem to get pitted and rough. Thanks for the comments.
Are they 8 speed wheels?? You are lucky, 8 speed campagnolo wheels are orphans & rare. If you don't want to bastardize your ride with Japanese parts, try to keep them alive.

I am using 7 speed Shimano, spaced from 126 to 130mm, and it works because the spacing is the same between cogs as 8 speed campagnolo (the ergos just had a redundant click, no problem). You can't use 9/10/11 speed campag wheels as the freehub is different.

I think that you can use (someone can correct me here), an 8 speed Shimano HG-50/ other Cassette, pulled apart, with spacers from a 7 speed Shimano cassette, on a 9/10/11 speed modern Shimano hub. I don't think you'd find any 8 speed campagnolo hubs without cup/cone. Record 8 speed cassettes are still cheap & common, so I'd stick with it. 13-26 8 speed is excellent if you have a 53/52 t chainring.

Also, a set of Ventos/ Shamals/ Zondas would make it FLY on the flats.
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Wow, really beautiful bike. Never ridden a Merckx but have always wanted one. Maybe in the future if I can find one like this....
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Cool. Thanks for the help. Yes, 8 speed chorus. They are a bit rough when I spin the axle with my fingers, but I dont notice it at all when I'm riding the bike. The bike really rides great and it is the "century" model. From what I recall, that model is different from my other two as it has a more relaxed angles for longer distances such as centuries. I really can't tell the difference between this or my other two except that the seven eleven model uses dura ace and I believe I like the chorus better. Thanks again to all for the comments as well. and the help with the pictures. I will try to get some better quality ones in the future
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