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Picked up a Merckx 7-11 today

Old 11-05-19, 07:50 PM
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Picked up a Merckx 7-11 today

Unfortunately it's a 56 and I ride a 54.

It is built with a mix of 7s Chorus and Athena. I have it mostly stripped, apart from the stuck stem. The stuck seat post came out with moderate effort, the stem will take some work.

Pics tomorrow in the daylight. The red splash tape is glorious.
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Old 11-05-19, 07:58 PM
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Can't wait.

Neat bikes, congrats.
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Old 11-05-19, 08:21 PM
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Can't wait.

Neat bikes, congrats.
I fully agree and the plus is the 7-11 colour scheme.
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Old 11-06-19, 04:44 PM
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For those that have PM'ed me for pictures. I didn't have a chance to clean it up today, I'm hoping I will tomorrow. I just got to my Winter home 3 days ago, and believe it or not, there are priorities above bicycles, even a Merckx 7-11.


56 CTC seat tube, 56.5 CTC top tube. Corsa Extra (SLX). Chrome rear triangle, flat crown chrome fork.
It looks just like this one on Bulgier, except mine says Corsa Extra on the top tube, not 7 Eleven Team, and is SLX, not TSX. I'll post the serial number a bit later tonight for our resident, inside, expert, @CyclesMakaron

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That's a beautiful bike and my size but I don't have anything in a 54 to trade. I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures.
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Old 11-06-19, 05:05 PM
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This is all I have right now

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@CyclesMakaron The serial number is

6x B
3359


1988-89 Corsa Extra 56cm?

The forum will not allow me to properly space the serial number, but hopefully you understand.
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That's one of my grail bikes. One day... congrats
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That's a beauty. I wish I had a 54 worthy of trading for it. That's on the short list of bikes I'd like to acquire given the chance.
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Sweet 7-11 buy OP.
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Nice! That 7-11 paint just brings the good feelings.
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Old 11-11-19, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by jiangshi View Post
@CyclesMakaron The serial number is

6x B
3359


1988-89 Corsa Extra 56cm?

The forum will not allow me to properly space the serial number, but hopefully you understand.
Perfect
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Getting there.
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This would draw attention at any Eroica event, for sure. Even if it is to 'new'. Beautiful!
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I finished the clean up of the frame and fork, but haven't had time to get to the components yet. It came out pretty darn good.







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That's a nice bike. Glws

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Wow incredible!
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Very nice. I’m afraid to ask what something like that sells for.
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Adding to my collection of Eddy photos.
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riding the 12 yearolds off his wheel
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