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Let's see your Eddy Merckx!

Old 12-09-13, 03:32 AM
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i am not sure what a CE is, but here are some detail pics:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...0083235&type=3

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Old 12-09-13, 04:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Motta
i am not sure what a CE is, but here are some detail pics:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...0083235&type=3

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CE=Corsa Extra

Really nice pics!

Thank you for including those, it will give me something to do this morning.
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Old 12-09-13, 12:24 PM
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got one for sale if anybody is interested

Eddy Merckx Team Telekom Columbus MAX tubing

Size 57cm c-t

top tube 56cm c-c

The laqueur is in a bad condition and the frame has a tiny dent on the top tube

Dura Ace 7400 BB / run smooth
Stronglight Headset

410USD shipped
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ponyhof...7637383540784/


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Gerrrr...just noticed the dent.

Sorry.
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Originally Posted by Motta
got one for sale if anybody is interested

Eddy Merckx Team Telekom Columbus MAX tubing

Size 57cm c-t

top tube 56cm c-c

The laqueur is in a bad condition and the frame has a tiny dent on the top tube

Dura Ace 7400 BB / run smooth
Stronglight Headset

410USD shipped
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ponyhof...7637383540784/


cheers
Gah, a telekom max bike is at the top of my lust list. Why can't this have a 58cm tt!
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Old 12-13-13, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Motta
got one for sale if anybody is interested

Eddy Merckx Team Telekom Columbus MAX tubing

Size 57cm c-t

top tube 56cm c-c

The laqueur is in a bad condition and the frame has a tiny dent on the top tube

Dura Ace 7400 BB / run smooth
Stronglight Headset

410USD shipped
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ponyhof...7637383540784/


cheers
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Old 12-13-13, 10:22 PM
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I've got Grady's in my basement. Not sure in going to want to bring it back
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Originally Posted by Motta
got one for sale if anybody is interested

Eddy Merckx Team Telekom Columbus MAX tubing

Size 57cm c-t

top tube 56cm c-c

The laqueur is in a bad condition and the frame has a tiny dent on the top tube

Dura Ace 7400 BB / run smooth
Stronglight Headset

410USD shipped
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ponyhof...7637383540784/


cheers
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Old 12-13-13, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird
I've got Grady's in my basement. Not sure in going to want to bring it back
Sorry it was so muddy for gosh sakes.
The day got away from me!!!
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Old 12-14-13, 10:57 AM
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It doesn't bother me
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Old 12-14-13, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird
It doesn't bother me
Do you think Bruce Gordon's Rock n Roads will fit?

He has a good price going and it includes tubes.
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Old 12-14-13, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by gomango
Do you think Bruce Gordon's Rock n Roads will fit?

He has a good price going and it includes tubes.
There is gobs of fork and seat stay clearance but the chain stays may limit you to a 35 or 37... This bike was probably made around 32s for race use.
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Old 12-14-13, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird
There is gobs of fork and seat stay clearance but the chain stays may limit you to a 35 or 37... This bike was probably made around 32s for race use.
Thanks for checking.

I really want to try the Challenge Chicanes, so I don't see this as a down grade.

The Chicanes have great reviews as a race and gravel tire, so I'll start looking for a decent price.

They are rather spendy for a clincher though.

I'll likely order the Bruce Gordons for my Fargo.

I'm itching to try those this season.
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Old 12-14-13, 12:00 PM
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The chain stays on this bike are massive
I think the challenge tires will be a great match for this bike.
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Old 12-14-13, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird
The chain stays on this bike are massive
I think the challenge tires will be a great match for this bike.
Stiff doesn't begin to describe that frameset.
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Old 12-24-13, 01:46 PM
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A Merckx Grand Prix with Reynolds 753 tubing. With the exception of the seatpost, a complete Mavic SSC groupset. I've had this bike since 1988.

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Old 12-30-13, 11:13 AM
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That is a real beauty 9146! Even better since you have owned it for so long. Original paint?
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Originally Posted by HigherGround
On a side note, this thread (among others) makes me appreciate the range of beautiful bikes that were around in the 80's and 90's. So many of the carbon bikes today look fairly generic, with the too common black / white / red color scheme.
I know what you mean.

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Old 12-30-13, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
I know what you mean.
Oh my goodness. Best looking carbon bike out there.
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I don't particularly like the race bikes of today. However, I think a lot of the paint schemes are pretty cool.
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Originally Posted by longbeachgary
Oh my goodness. Best looking carbon bike out there.
That's a good looking Merckx.

Somehow I missed this one Robbie.

Congrats!
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Originally Posted by gomango
That's a good looking Merckx.

Somehow I missed this one Robbie.

Congrats!
As did I.

perfect place for those DA wheels and my old cages.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
I know what you mean.
I hope this doesn't seem like I'm back pedaling, but that looks pretty nice. In fact, one of my riding buddies has a Trek that is ivory and metallic red with black trim. Normally I am not a big fan of the look of Trek bikes in general, but there's something about his that looks great, especially in the sun; I think it's the metallic red. So I am not totally opposed to the black, white, and red designs. It just seems like a very large percentage of the carbon bike manufacturers out there are using it as an option on most of their models. In fact, there was a thread in the road forum a while ago asking why that color combination was so prevalent. If I had a choice to get an EMX-3, I'd probably pick a different combination, but if I got a good deal on the black/white/red combo, I'd jump on it like a trampoline! How's the ride?
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