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Let's see your Eddy Merckx!

Old 12-07-10, 05:28 AM
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Great minds think alike.
Matches perfectly in my opinion.


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Old 12-10-10, 10:19 AM
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An ad for EM, but riding a Kessels?
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An ad for EM, but riding a Kessels?
Yup. Those bikes are pretty highly sought after. One on eBay now.
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Here's my new-to-me Merckx Titanium AX. Still trying to figure out what year it is and searching for a Campy group to replace the Shimano one on there... Eventually I think just about everything on this frame you see pictured here will be replaced but here is how she sits now:



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Old 12-13-10, 05:22 PM
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Eddy meets the Internet.

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^^^
That's definitely a keeper>
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Old 02-24-11, 08:04 PM
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My New Corsa 01

I just finished my rebuild of my '96, '97? Corsa 01.

I think everything went together pretty well.

Build consists mostly of Campy Athena components, Cinelli bars and stem, Campy Mexico '68 rims, and a Sella saddle. I found some cool Merckx Podio pedals as well. I have a very nice, era specific Chorus rear derailleur, but could not get it to work with my Ergo shifters for some reason. I ended up having to put on a newer era Record derailleur instead which works great. I'm a bit of a Newbie at this so go ahead and tell me where I went wrong.

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Old 02-24-11, 10:15 PM
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Great looking Corsa 01. I was always curious about those. How's the ride? And how do you like those pedals?
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Just got it done and it's been raining here and haven't had a chance to get on it yet. Hopefully this weekend. The pedals seem pretty straight forward. Just slide your foot forward into them. When I go for a ride I'll see how much play I get in them.
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I found the following catalog image:



and am rebuilding my 82 merckx closely following those lines. Should be done in a few days; will post better pics when I can find my camera.

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Originally Posted by Ridler
I just finished my rebuild of my '96, '97? Corsa 01.

I think everything went together pretty well.
Have to agree with you there. I'm not knowledgeable enough to comment on period correctness & component choices but I have to say....that's a gorgeous bike.
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I finally got my Merckx up and running, it is kind of a tank but it is a smooth ride. It's a Corsa Extra team bike from the Telekom pro team and was ridden by Olaf Ludwig (the number hanger is hard to see against the brick wall, my bad). The fork is a MXL/Leader fork which I presume would have been put on the bike because Ludwig was a sprinter. The stem is crazy long, 140mm, I can't imagine how fit these guys must be to ride in a racing position for hours at a time.



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Just cleaned up and readied the 85 Corsa Extra for the fall season. Or an excuse to revive this old, but excellent thread..

New stuff included a Miche 28T cog and 50T 135 bcd outer ring for a slight change in the 8sp gearing.



I also had so much peeling paint on the the chromed BB shell that I stripped it out to the lug line and polished it a bit:


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Old 09-10-11, 07:27 AM
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Nice looking Merckx, Jan.

What size is that frame(I'm thinking 59-60)?
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Originally Posted by maym036
Matches perfectly in my opinion.


the color scheme and wheels are sooo puuurrddy..

it would look great with some black wraps, maybe a rolls saddle or a supercorsa or turbo saddle
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Originally Posted by mapleleafs-13
the color scheme and wheels are sooo puuurrddy..

it would look great with some black wraps, maybe a rolls saddle or a supercorsa or turbo saddle
Close to perfection: would look even better with a cassette on the rear wheel.
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My fast as hell tutti frutti Merckx Corsa Extra constructed out of Columbus TSX tubing:

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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
My fast as hell tutti frutti Merckx Corsa Extra constructed out of Columbus TSX tubing:
You've got that one set up nicely, considering the shape it was in!
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Me n my MXL


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Old 09-16-11, 05:27 AM
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Originally Posted by northbend
Me n my MXL

Gorgeous.

One of my favorites for sure.

Are those Challenge PRs?

If so, how do you like them so far?
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Thanks Gomango. Yes those were PRs. Wonderful riding tires, looked great but sadly didn't hold up very well. Had one casing fail after just a few rides (before getting any flats), put on a replacement and rode maybe 500 miles before giving up on em. Got too many flats and they cut easily. I really wanted to like these...
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Northbend - great shots and awesome bike! What handlebars are you using on the MXL?
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