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should I trade my Eddy Merckx for a Lemond Zurich?

Old 08-09-15, 12:44 PM
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should I trade my Eddy Merckx for a Lemond Zurich?

My offer to trade me his Lemond Zurich for my Eddy Merckx extra corsa.
Is that a good trade for me?
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Old 08-09-15, 12:56 PM
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I would not do it. I like your bike way more. I think your bike is worth more as well.
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No. That Zurich, as it sits, is worth about $200.
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The Lemond looks great but your Merckx is lovely! I would stick with the Merckx for sure!
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
No. That Zurich, as it sits, is worth about $200.
Where do you live that $200 would be the going price for that Zurich?
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Old 08-09-15, 01:58 PM
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Agree with the others, the Merckx is easily the better bike.
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Originally Posted by kaliayev View Post
Where do you live that $200 would be the going price for that Zurich?
Perhaps I should have said "I'd pay no more than $200 for the Zurich as it sits"

The Merckx is a thousand dollar bike any day of the week, the Zurich is worth far, far less than that.
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Old 08-09-15, 02:11 PM
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I'd like to own a LeMond. I'd love to own a Merckx.
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My (beater) LeMond Zurich is too small for me, so maybe I'm a poor judge, but dang, that Reynolds 853+carbon fork is a nice combo. OTO, my Merckx is of a similar vintage and build as yours and I don't like any of my bikes better. But that one actually fits me, too.

So I guess what I'm saying is, you wanna buy a beater LeMond frame on the cheap?
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Are those Campy brakes on the Merckx? Pre-Trek Lemond?

I like my Lemond, but the Merckx looks like a better bike.

BUT.... the most important issue is which one feels better to you on the road.
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Are those Campy brakes on the Merckx? Pre-Trek Lemond?

I like my Lemond, but the Merckx looks like a better bike.

BUT.... the most important issue is which one feels better to you on the road.
Yes these are campy delta brakes on this merckx. not sure if this Lemond is pre-trek
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Originally Posted by Danbianchi881 View Post
Yes these are campy delta brakes on this merckx. not sure if this Lemond is pre-trek
If it is a Trek Lemond.... you're essentially being asked to trade your Merckx for a mid-range Trek. I think your brake set may be worth more
than his entire bike.
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I used to own a LeMond Zurich (2001) and I currently own a Merckx Mx Leader (1992). Not even close. Stick with the Merckx!
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Lemond doesn;t even have lugs, just tig welded. I loved mine before it was stolen, but I'd trade you 2 Lemonds for your Merckx.
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You have a Corsa Extra in your size & you want to get rid of it? Have you ever heard of decisions you'll always regret? Man, if I could only have 3 bikes I'd have a corsa extra in 3 different sizes. One for climbing days, one for all around days & one for long casual rides. There just aren't many frames, modern or vintage that are better. seriously
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Simple...and I am not a fan of either brand...

Merckx

And, besides, who was the greatest cyclist of all time? Most people would say Merckx...Lemond does not even come close!
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No. No you should not.
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I'd like to own a LeMond. I'd love to own a Merckx.
Amen +1
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If I had a Lemond Zurich I would also offer to trade it for your Merckx.
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If you just want to give away your Merckx, I'll gladly accept it - I can probably trade you some belly button lint for it.

Seriously though, as others have stated, yours is the much nicer of the two and I would not got for that trade unless there's a heap of cash also included.
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In 2013 I had a Corsa Extra for a year and did more than a 1,000 miles as I did with my '98 Zurich that year. If I had a lot of climbing to do I would go with the Zurich + cash. You could then get rid of those stock boat anchor wheels on the Zurich and love the climbs. For most of the vast majority of riding in the USA the Merckx is much better value and thanks to the SLX I am sure you enjoy your ride. As an aside, the weld beads on my Zurich are terrible, the Eddie was sweet in all respects, it is all up to you.
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