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Let's see your Eddy Merckx!

Old 03-16-10, 01:12 PM
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Good golly, that is a major league treasure trove of Belgian hotness!!!!!! I'll start searching for your threads GR for additional gawking enjoyment.

By the way, there is an awfully nice looking Corsa Extra for sale in St. Paul. No affiliation whatsoever, but on CL locally for those that need to have one.
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GR...WOW...DROOL! I feel like someone having to follow Jerry Lee Lewis. Here goes:



















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3-EM 10th anniversary edition EMs; 1-57cm 1-58cm and 1 59cm.

























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Originally Posted by Belg-Ital Steel
3-EM 10th anniversary edition EMs; 1-57cm 1-58cm and 1 59cm.
Can't wait for everyone to see your pics.
You a have a few to show here!

Not sure if this is the picture you are trying to post, but I am pretty sure these are the bikes


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I should never have clicked on this thread, now I want a Merckx
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I now know why its hard to find a EM for less than $1000. 5 people own half of them!!!!!
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Originally Posted by Voyageur_guy
I now know why its hard to find a EM for less than $1000. 5 people own half of them!!!!!
They are out there for sure. I know of three in our little dorf here alone!

Jet- How do Corsa Extras or Titaniums grab you?

None of them are mine or connected in any way!

Aaron- Thanks for posting your incredible bike. I love your detailed shots. Just think, somewhere down the road somebody will come across one of these bikes and start doing the research like you did. Your bike could really help eventually with an id! If you do decide to swap out the Campy on her, you'll be able to drop them right onto another EM or DeRosa. Maybe even your Colnago wouldn't be such a terrible destination!

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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
I should never have clicked on this thread, now I want a Merckx
x2, and it looks like the guy up ^there^ has one that will fit me...
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bikes in Eddy's stable

I visited the velo museum in Oedenarde, Belgium this summer and copped a few photos of some regal bikes. I'll try to add them here for your amusement.
Museum Runde von Flandern in Oudenaard
The red bike on the rollers was an interactive get on and ride it exhibit with the rollers sufficiently distorted to replicate the cobble stones that they raced on in the Tour de Flanders. It was a bone shaking ride and quite a privelage to place my butt on the seat. Sorry I don't know the specifics of the two bikes. tom


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Originally Posted by junkfoodjunkie
can't wait for everyone to see your pics.
You a have a few to show here!

Not sure if this is the picture you are trying to post, but i am pretty sure these are the bikes


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Great bicycles!
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I tweaked the pic just a touch:

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Did you knock off the team support vehicle?
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No never thought of the team support vehicle idea, althought I did help a friend with a later 80s team support vehicle recently. It is all only possible due to the generosity and kindness of others like my friend Gil, along with wifey allowing me sufficient storage space. To me, EMs are art/history, and since I cannot ride more than 1, well maybe 2, I'm just their temporary caretaker and someday hope to return the favor to another EM bike friend, but not this week or next.
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Here's my 85/86 Corsa, and my 05 MX Leader. The Leader is too large at 58cm, I'm looking for a 56 - if anyone would consider a trade.




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Interestingly enough, I saw a Merckx last night, in a very crime prone area of Philly, chained with a cheaper u-bult to a chain link fence. The wheels had no protection at all. I cried inside just a little.
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Originally Posted by velomateo
Here's my 85/86 Corsa, and my 05 MX Leader. The Leader is too large at 58cm, I'm looking for a 56 - if anyone would consider a trade.



How about a nice shiny Colnago Master Extra Light? I'll just run and get my tape measure..................
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Originally Posted by gomango
How about a nice shiny Colnago Master Extra Light? I'll just run and get my tape measure..................
Hmmm....I was hoping for another MXL, but I would consider a Master Lt.
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Originally Posted by velomateo
Here's my 85/86 Corsa, and my 05 MX Leader. The Leader is too large at 58cm, I'm looking for a 56 - if anyone would consider a trade.

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Dude, you're so fast you blew the paint off the frame?
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Originally Posted by gr23932
Hey John, Not deployed yet but in training. Here are a few of mine. Some are still in boxes.

Gilberto, is it common for the Belgian riders to cover their chainstays with foil tape? The faux Rossin was done up the same way.

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This picture is my background now. This is a droolworthy thread, indeed!

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Here's a somewhat interesting tidbit. I am in a riding group this upcoming season with several fellows that have Corsa Extras or MX Leaders. Four beautiful Eddy Merckx bikes!

They really aren't interested in selling their bikes, nor do they get ridden more than once or twice a year at this point. They just can't bear to part with them.

Can't blame them.
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Originally Posted by gomango
Here's a somewhat interesting tidbit. I am in a riding group this upcoming season with several fellows that have Corsa Extras or MX Leaders. Four beautiful Eddy Merckx bikes!

They really aren't interested in selling their bikes, nor do they get ridden more than once or twice a year at this point. They just can't bear to part with them.

Can't blame them.
Sad that they don't get ridden more often. These bike like to out in the sunshine (or rain).
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Originally Posted by longbeachgary
Sad that they don't get ridden more often. These bike like to out in the sunshine (or rain).
I'm bugging these guys to get registered and stop by here from time to time. At the very least, I'll get some shots of their bikes at some point during the season and add them to this thread.

Visual history at least.

They also have some additional "brands" that some of us would like to see in C&V.
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