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Old 01-09-19, 10:10 AM
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Flaunt your bike with oversized steel tubing

As there seems to be some interest in this - why not a dedicated thread!?

This thread wellcomes any bike with a frame made out of oversized steel tubing. MAX, Minimax, Excel, EL OS, Oria or any other make or model tubing in larger than classic dimensions.

Merckx Corsa Extra in MAX



Masi 3Volumetrica/Milano 314 in Excel tubing



Merckx MX Leader in MXL (early one - no seat stay caps)


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Old 01-09-19, 10:14 AM
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Dang, If I had one with OS tubing, it would be Masi's 3V Volumetrica.....
But so far, no luck finding that bike in the right size, color, condition.......and price....
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Once again I can't post photos from the mobile site. I wanted to post my 92 Paramount PDG 7.

It's frustrating when a site pretends everything functions correctly. Pretending is easy and fun!
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1995 Carrera - Columbus EL with "Carrera" on the sticker, so I think it is a variant of OS. different tube diameters than my EL Ciöcc. Ovalized at the bottom bracket. It's on my list of "take to my grave" bikes.





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Are you using the mobile option?
Yes. This time I used 'manage attachments'. Nothing. Last time I clicked on the insert picture icon. Same.
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I just love riding a vintage road bike. The smooth speed and quick response of the steel has to be one of the most enjoyable experiences I know.
My bikes: '72 Schwinn World Voyageur, '79 Trek 930, '84 Schwinn Letour Luxe, with couplers, '92 Schwinn Paramount (Panasonic) [Incoming: '88 Centurion Ironman Expert, '80 Trek 414]
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Once again I can't post photos from the mobile site. I wanted to post my 92 Paramount PDG 7.

It's frustrating when a site pretends everything functions correctly. Pretending is easy and fun!

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I just love riding a vintage road bike. The smooth speed and quick response of the steel has to be one of the most enjoyable experiences I know.
My bikes: '72 Schwinn World Voyageur, '79 Trek 930, '84 Schwinn Letour Luxe, with couplers, '92 Schwinn Paramount (Panasonic) [Incoming: '88 Centurion Ironman Expert, '80 Trek 414]
I will buy no more bikes forever.

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91 Schwinn Paramount with Tange OS. Smooth!
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MXL with a colour code Merckx called "TAL". I hated it when I got it and planned a repaint. But it is in perfect shape and I have sort of got used to it by now - a lot of years later. Will probably get the 10V Record treatment.

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My Stelvio with oversize Dedacciai Dolmen steel.


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My first build, 1992 Paramount series 5, sourced a nos Shimano 105 group, Campy Omicron rims, 7 speed free hub. Paint scheme has not grown on me, and frame is a bit small, probably the first in the fleet to go. Great ride regardless


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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Once again I can't post photos from the mobile site. I wanted to post my 92 Paramount PDG 7.

It's frustrating when a site pretends everything functions correctly. Pretending is easy and fun!
Maybe the BS "wall" is getting in the way?
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Maybe the BS "wall" is getting in the way?
Have the same problem, always have to switch to full site for pics. Series 7 is a nice bike.
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I'll play, here's my PDG Series with it's OS Tange Prestige tubing.






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Normal size, oversize and undersize steel tubing - all on the same bike.

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Mine of MXL and my wife's of Max.


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MAX Bianchi Caurus Proto. Dirty but in OK condition.

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My Stelvio with oversize Dedacciai Dolmen steel.


Pinarello Stelvio by cb400bill, on Flickr
I have a Stelvio
can't find any info on it
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Schwinn called this "1-1/8" tubing". Does that count?
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MXL with a colour code Merckx called "TAL". I hated it when I got it and planned a repaint. But it is in perfect shape and I have sort of got used to it by now ...

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...Paint scheme has not grown on me, and frame is a bit small, probably the first in the fleet to go. Great ride regardless

Just goes to show there's no accounting for (my) taste! I like both those paint jobs a lot! If that Paramount is 60cm c to c or larger and you want to sell the frameset send me a pm.
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I sold this to a friend about a year ago to make room for a dedicated touring bike. It was a great bike

The latest configuration for my Merckx by NBend, on Flickr
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I do have a lot of steel bikes (about 30 and of which at least 17-18 are ready to use) and/but If someone twisted my arm really hard and I had to choose only one bike to use a Merckx MX Leader would be my choice. There are others that are more important to me and/or are better looking - but this one would be my choice if I had to loose the rest.



Today it has 10V down tube shifters but this pic with 10v bar end is a bit better.

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