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Let's see your Eddy Merckx!

Old 09-30-14, 04:48 PM
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I don't think it's De Rosa built, just De Rosa over the shoulder.
That's the way I understand it.
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Originally Posted by jiangshi
My size, exactly, too small for you.
My size too, and I saw it first. Gonna go look at Hilary Stone now....ok just looked, nice but doesn't have the signature seat stay caps.
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Old 10-01-14, 12:03 PM
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Merckx #2 :

Eddy Merckx Corsa/Corsa Extra
Lopro/Time Trial
Early 90s, numbered under the bottom bracket
SLX tubing
Campagnolo C-Record groupset



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That TT bike is amazing! Could it do with an aero campagnolo bottle?
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Originally Posted by Zieleman
That TT bike is amazing! Could it do with an aero campagnolo bottle?
Yes, ofcourse! I didn't have one at the time of finishing the bike.

Here's a crappy Instagram picture (sorry) with an aero bottle:

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Old 10-01-14, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by bonzoxedge
Yes, ofcourse! I didn't have one at the time of finishing the bike.

Here's a crappy Instagram picture (sorry) with an aero bottle:

That's finished properly.
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'86 Corsa Extra in SLX.
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Eddy Merckx #3
MX-Leader from 1992/1993
Rare edition with chromed lugs

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Old 10-04-14, 01:13 AM
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Eddy Merckx #4

1996 Corsa
Columbus Brain tubing
Team GAN edition color

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Old 10-04-14, 05:12 AM
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7-Eleven Beauty

Bought this in Belgium built it in London,have since put Dura Ace 7400 STI on to it and changed the saddle but everything else stock,ex team issue 59cm seat tube,i think Frankie Andreus machine
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Old 10-07-14, 06:42 AM
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Not "vintage" per se, but definitely a classic:



2004 Eddy Merckx Team Sc. One of the last generation of Belgian-built Merckxes. The P-51 Mustang of aluminum race bikes: the last and best. Fast, light, SWEET ride and handling!

These pics are from the ebay listing. Currently has a different saddle (WTB SSTX) and stem (longer and lower). Will be swapping out the cranks (172.5's on a 62cm frame? REALLY?!?!), tires (I don't like Contis) and bar tape. Now if I can just figure out why BF won't let me upload MY pics...

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Old 10-08-14, 03:28 PM
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Eddy Merckx #5

1998 MX-Leader
Very rare frame with Freuler geometry, extensions on the head- and seattube
Ex-bicycle from the GB-Vorselaar-Den Tip team (Den Tip on the frame + race number hanger)
Size 61 CT without the extension, 65 CT with the extension

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Old 10-08-14, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by bonzoxedge
Eddy Merckx #5

1998 MX-Leader
Very rare frame with Freuler geometry, extensions on the head- and seattube
Ex-bicycle from the GB-Vorselaar-Den Tip team (Den Tip on the frame + race number hanger)
Size 61 CT without the extension, 65 CT with the extension



Hmmm,....probably about my size :-) How long is the ETT? Crank length? Any idea who the original rider was? Interesting that they left the binder bolt at the seat cluster as well as adding one to the Freuler extension. Did they cut any sort of bog bone shaped slot to allow the seat cluster binder to be effective?
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My recent addition, a MX Leader in beautiful molteni orange with full Campagnolo Super Record. The previous owner believes it was one of the few last frames painted in the old Eddy Merckx factory. It's in almost pristine condition, I try to ride her 3 or 4 times a week.
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Old 10-14-14, 01:37 PM
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Eddy Merckx Corsa/Corsa Extra
Bicycle was bought new in 1993 by the previous owner. He got it painted in local team colors and raced it.
Size 55CT

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Truly an amazing collection, bonzoxedge, simply stunning.

And now, for something completely different, as I decided to go SRAM on this.
Wheels are not SRAM, but are hand-builts, and I didn't have any Kinlin decals.

Like my former Corsa Extra, this bike makes me wonder how much better the other models could possibly be.
The bike is so far over my head, riding an EMX-5 or EMX-7 would really be a waste of equipment.

This is an "endurance bike," and well under 16 lbs. The full-on "7" or the new "525" must be unreal.

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^ Love it! I have always loved the looks of the Pinarellos but now my LBS just started carrying the new EMXs and I'm afraid to test ride one as I'm not quite ready to open my wallet that far!
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Originally Posted by bonzoxedge
Eddy Merckx #3
MX-Leader from 1992/1993
Rare edition with chromed lugs


I love all of your EM's, but this one is in my dreams tonight

How do you date the bike? I got an MX-Leader and I would love to know how to date it.
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Originally Posted by Zieleman
I love all of your EM's, but this one is in my dreams tonight

How do you date the bike? I got an MX-Leader and I would love to know how to date it.
Haha thanks!

I just looked up the code at the cadre.org/merckx page. Especially the code at the right side of the bottom bracket. It seems to be good or less working with the frames I have.
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^ Love it! I have always loved the looks of the Pinarellos but now my LBS just started carrying the new EMXs and I'm afraid to test ride one as I'm not quite ready to open my wallet that far!
Thanks. Competitive Cyclist has a limited number of them for sale at prices well under what the frames cost when new. Note that there are differences in top tube geometry from 2011 to 2013. I've been looking at an LXM frameset for sale locally, looks more relaxed.
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Originally Posted by bonzoxedge
Haha thanks!

I just looked up the code at the cadre.org/merckx page. Especially the code at the right side of the bottom bracket. It seems to be good or less working with the frames I have.
That's cool, thanks a lot! I heard about the page, but it didn't work on my iPad I guess. So it's the letter that indicates the year… Man, I got a more modern bike than I thought!
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First bike of a lifelong collection:

1984 Professional 57cm
All original, as far as I know, down to the bar tape with the exception of the wheels/tires
Serial 7CP 8485 Z

Bike was found hanging in a restaurant in NC and purchased by a collector/shop owner in 1992? He sold it to me this week.

Question:
There isnt a Columbus sticker on the frame anywhere. However, there is one on the fork that says Forcella Originale Columbus. In the 1984 brochure pic, there is a Columbus sticker located at the top of the seat post. All other stickers are in good to excellent shape and there is no indication that a Columbus sticker was once there.
Thoughts/Info?

Thanks!
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Beautiful bike, and looks to be in amazing condition. Thanks for sharing.

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First bike of a lifelong collection:

1984 Professional 57cm
All original, as far as I know, down to the bar tape with the exception of the wheels/tires
Serial 7CP 8485 Z

Bike was found hanging in a restaurant in NC and purchased by a collector/shop owner in 1992? He sold it to me this week.

Thoughts/Info?

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Old 11-06-14, 09:34 AM
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Here's my 90s Merckx AX Titanium:
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I just picked this up on ebay. Should be getting it in a couple weeks. I'll update with my finished build, I will be using modern components.

Serial number: P 7XB D 5513

It seems like this isn't a very common color scheme?

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