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Old 03-24-15, 12:21 PM
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MX-Leader in British Racing Green. I think it's mid-90's, but I need to do more research.

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My 1985 Professional. Late 80s Chorus.

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'92 MX Leader and '91 Century frameset (recently sold).

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Old 04-19-15, 06:43 PM
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New here, and this is my new ride...I love it!
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Originally Posted by WalterE
New here, and this is my new ride...I love it!
What wheels are those? I like it!

Here is mine, just finished building it.

Full list: Late 80's early 90's Merckx Corsa Extra (57cm top tube), early mid 2000's Campagnolo Record Carbon (compact "ct" crankset and FD, RD, shifters/brake levers), Campy Chorus cassette, Campy Record headset, Campy Record Titanium brakes, Campy something Aero seatpost, new Cineli 1A stem, new Cineli Giro D'Italia bars, Mavic cosmic elite wheelset, Fizik Ardea saddle, Fizik soft touch bar tape, Michelin Krylion Carbon tires, Jagwire cables, Wipperman chain, Look KEO cardon pedals

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Old 04-29-15, 05:13 PM
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Thanks Jaredn! They are Mavic Open 4 ceramics. Yours is a beauty too! Love that fork!
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Originally Posted by Jaredn
What wheels are those? I like it!

Here is mine, just finished building it.

Full list: Late 80's early 90's Merckx Corsa Extra (57cm top tube), early mid 2000's Campagnolo Record Carbon (compact "ct" crankset and FD, RD, shifters/brake levers), Campy Chorus cassette, Campy Record headset, Campy Record Titanium brakes, Campy something Aero seatpost, new Cineli 1A stem, new Cineli Giro D'Italia bars, Mavic cosmic elite wheelset, Fizik Ardea saddle, Fizik soft touch bar tape, Michelin Krylion Carbon tires, Jagwire cables, Wipperman chain, Look KEO cardon pedals


niiiiiccce. love the colors.
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my next to build ----------- close as I can tell is a masi built, took a while to figure out the details as it is a repaint, well done I might add.
previously built as all campy NR, as shown in one image, but I'm thinking of updating to indexed dura ace. I have 7400 system and 7800 sitting around, but would have to coldset to 130. anyone have an opinion on the upgrade? I could redux it in NR again, but have another Molteni in NR hanging on a wall ----------------- want to ride this one more.

input?
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I am brand new to this forum, but am looking for a little assistance/information from some of you Merckx experts, particularly gr23932... In your pictures above and in a 11-14-08 post you have a picture of a yellow ("vintage" ?) Merckx, the last in your string above. I have the exact same bike and want to learn as much about it as I can. I have been searching the web looking for information on this Merckx and ran across your November 11, 2008 posting. I am trying to identify this bike in detail. It is at my local shop right now, or I would send pictures. I don't have the serial # on hand, but I think it might have a Z in it. I saw where someone mentioned that might be a "transition" build in 1985...
I have owned the bike since about 2000. I bought it from a friend who I believe bought it new in CA in the ?mid-late 80s? Unfortunately he is deceased, and I never really got the bike's history before he passed. Anything you can tell me would be helpful and greatly appreciated! Thank you...
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Originally Posted by curiousK79
I am brand new to this forum, but am looking for a little assistance/information from some of you Merckx experts, particularly gr23932... In your pictures above and in a 11-14-08 post you have a picture of a yellow ("vintage" ?) Merckx, the last in your string above. I have the exact same bike and want to learn as much about it as I can. I have been searching the web looking for information on this Merckx and ran across your November 11, 2008 posting. I am trying to identify this bike in detail. It is at my local shop right now, or I would send pictures. I don't have the serial # on hand, but I think it might have a Z in it. I saw where someone mentioned that might be a "transition" build in 1985...
I have owned the bike since about 2000. I bought it from a friend who I believe bought it new in CA in the ?mid-late 80s? Unfortunately he is deceased, and I never really got the bike's history before he passed. Anything you can tell me would be helpful and greatly appreciated! Thank you...
[MENTION=418331]curiousK79[/MENTION] - once you place an image or 2, you will get some input. many here will be able to see --------- given original paint ---------- the possible or probable model/approx year - I looked for the post(11-14-08) but for some reason couldn't find it.

sometimes on the net you have to dig deep = the serial number issue on the older frames can be tricky, especially considering with handmand frames, the specific builder may have been building a frame for someone in his off time. what I found with masi's were not only the history of where they were built, but how crazy the serial numbering got over the years, using prefixes (z) and numbering with zeros in front then eliminating them, evolving in ways that made sense to the builder but not to us 20-30 yrs after the fact.

the merckx frames are all over the map, figuratively, with builders ---------- until he opened his own personal operation. the serial number from those steel frames are much easier to nail down, if the orig finish and decals are stil present. a new finish makes it extremely difficult to nail down the builder sometimes as well as the material, ie, 531, columbus, etc., obviously bringing down authenticity and value.

post the pics!!!
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Got this jersey from eBay today to match the bike
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1985 Corsa Extra with a NOS Zeus New Racer group. I upgraded the RD to a Supercronos and the shifters to Retrofrictions.





(Disregard the wheels in this pic, they were placeholders before I had the others built.)


I found this for sale by a German seller on eBay.
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Just built this, 1998 ( I believe) Strada OS
Centaur ten speed, red edition. carbon crankset
Vento Wheels
Deda Piega/3t/Thomson finishing kit
Brooks C17

This is the third Merckx I've owned, the other two where older Corsa and Corsa Extra, regrettably sold.
Its fast, stiff and looks damn good.

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Crosspost from the "wacky" thread... I just love these things. SWMBO has already vetoed with prejudice


Originally Posted by colinm
Waht teh? Baby Eddy...




Eddy Merckz Starnord Bikes 48 cm 39 cm




Someone more tech than me, please, save properly for posterity.



Oh my God, those are adorable.









Mid 70's Eddy Merckx bicycles. If you're looking at this then you probably already know how great these bikes are. If I had kids I would love to keep these but I don't even have a girlfriend There is some paint chipping and general dust and dirt from being in storage but overall good condition for being 40 years old. Both need new tubes but they're complete besides that. I haven't been able to find out much about these small frame Merckx except that they were made in France.




Orange 48cm - $375
Blue 39cm- $325




Please email or text at 612 - 8 zero 2 - 2144 with any questions.




These bikes are in Madison right now but I come to Minneapolis every weekend and can deliver.




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My First Eddy Merckx ....more pics to follow !
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Originally Posted by bonzoxedge
I'm new here. I have a couple of Eddy Merckx bicycles, I'll post them here one by one.

First off, a very early 1980 produced one, fitted with a Campagnolo 50th Anniversary groupset. Frame has the signature pantograph on the seatstays, and "eddy" and "merckx" on he fork crown. De Rosa built?
This is absolutely fantastic
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Originally Posted by pinch1967
My First Eddy Merckx ....more pics to follow !
Very pretty Merckx.
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Anyone rocking a Merckx Pista or track model? Going to be in a town with a velodrome soon, this could be a good excuse to get into a C&V bike.
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Great thread. Love it

One I stupidly sold




One getting ready to build (just waiting for a stem to show up)





One on the way (will build with Super Record)


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Originally Posted by 66Satellite
Great thread. Love it
Why yes it is!

Can't wait to see yours built.
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1986/87 Corsa Extra I wrenched from the grasp of @Wildwood last winter in a two-bike deal that probably doubled the $ value of my collection

He bought it from a guy in Europe, whose poor packing job left the paint job all gouged up along the downtube. I will likely repaint that someday. As yet, I haven't done anything at all to this bike other than raise the stem an inch, put some Tufo tires on it and ride it. (Oh, yeah. There was a brief and disastrous flirtation with Vittoria Rallys - what a waste of time!) I think Wildwood said he had fellow Seattle area C&Ver Bill put the bike together when it arrived. Everything seems set up just so; snickety-snick. Good job, [MENTION=232813]eschlwc[/MENTION] !


Oh yeah, I did spin on that enormous freewheel, too.



A little C-Record goodness here. (And yes, it's OK to hate on my crappy pedals)



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/\ Pretty bike!!!!!
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman

Oh yeah, I did spin on that enormous freewheel, too.

I think I've got you beat in that department:



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Originally Posted by DiabloScott
I think I've got you beat in that department:





Egads! Whatever that... that ...that THING shifting it is, it hardly belongs on a MERCKX!!

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