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7-Eleven Corsa Extra: Best looking 1980s bike?

Old 06-07-22, 08:07 PM
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7-Eleven Corsa Extra: Best looking 1980s bike?

Was the 1989 7-Eleven team bike built by Eddy Merckx the best looking, most iconic 1980s road racing bike ever?

SLX/SPX tubing. Red and green metallic paint, white lettering, chrome forks and stays. Full Dura Ace 7400 8-speed drivetrain with grey aero brake levers and downtube shifters. Internal rear brake cable.

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Probably.

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Yes. Yes, it was.
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What is there to discuss?
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for anyone who clicked on this thread and is wondering what the bikes look like....











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(did anyone buy the stuff in that Giordana ad?? And would you admit it??)
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Very, very possible, Eddy knew and still knows exactly what he's doing with, on and about the bike.
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Originally Posted by steelbikeguy
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I would rock those jerseys, for sure!
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I’m voting for the Huffy Aerowind.
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It's possible.
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Thanks to Steve in Peoria for posting the article that inspired this post. Man, that's a fine looking bike!

I did note--and this is of course nitpicking--that the bike Eddie is shown with is a different bike than in the rest of the pictorial. Besides no water bottle cages, the paint job is ever so slightly different, and the bikes have different stems.
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Originally Posted by smd4
Was the 1989 7-Eleven team bike built by Eddy Merckx the best looking, most iconic 1980s road racing bike ever?
What, the water bottle cages are not oversized to hold a Big Gulp?
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Originally Posted by tiger1964
What, the water bottle cages are not oversized to hold a Big Gulp?
I think they're medium Slurpy-sized.
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It's too Christmas flavoured for my taste. Awaiting rebuttals from Bianchigirll, Centurion Ironmen owners, etc.
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My vote is for Giuseppe Saronni's red Colnago.
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My heart is with the 80's DeRosa but that 7-11 Merckx is a beauty
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Originally Posted by norskagent
this is where I post a pic of mine!
The white saddle > the original black.
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Originally Posted by BFisher
My vote is for Giuseppe Saronni's red Colnago.
or possibly the ESA N.Mx version
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Originally Posted by smd4
The white saddle > the original black.
Yes, there are a number of differences, because, it's my bike! The main one I think is I run a sugino compact crank vs dura ace. I also run clinchers. Pearl stem. Nitto bars. 7403 hyperglide hubs. That's about it I think!
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Originally Posted by T-Mar
It's too Christmas flavoured for my taste.
I was debating that issue last night when I was writing this, because usually those colors take me right to Christmas too. But studying the bike, the green just doesn't seem "Christmassy" to me, so I can't quite get there.

It was fun reading more about the 7-Eleven team back in the day. Sounds like they were "Rock 'n' Roll" in a world of classical violin.
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The ones in the article have a number hanger. A lot of the ones I've seen pictures of do not. Was that a team vs. repro difference, or just a model year thing?
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