Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Let's see your Eddy Merckx!

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Let's see your Eddy Merckx!

Old 10-30-15, 07:00 PM
  #576  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 144

Bikes: 4 Merckx, 5 Bontragers and a bunch more...

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by DiabloScott
I think I've got you beat in that department:



66Satellite is offline  
Old 10-30-15, 08:55 PM
  #577  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Central Virginia
Posts: 4,804

Bikes: Numerous

Mentioned: 151 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1684 Post(s)
Liked 3,190 Times in 931 Posts
Here's mine. Took it part way up Thunder Ridge today. This is at Petit Gap (the horse crossing) for those of you familiar with the climb. '85 Professional 753 with C-Record. Turned around and went back down at that point as I was getting chilly ( but didn't want to wrestle the 42-24 up any more of the climb!).

BTW - Somebody pipped me on ebay today, '85 looked to be Corsa or Strada, well equipped, got it for about $500 shipped. Hope it was someone here.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
image.jpg (101.7 KB, 372 views)
Spaghetti Legs is offline  
Old 10-30-15, 09:06 PM
  #578  
Banned.
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: on the beach
Posts: 4,816

Bikes: '73 falcon sr, '76 grand record, '84 davidson

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 59 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 22 Times in 17 Posts
Originally Posted by lascauxcaveman
... I think Wildwood said he had fellow Seattle area C&Ver Bill put the bike together when it arrived.
i mostly just played with the drivetrain. it was so smooth.

glad you're riding it.
eschlwc is offline  
Old 10-31-15, 02:27 AM
  #579  
Veteran, Pacifist
 
Wildwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 13,426

Bikes: Bikes??? Thought this was social media?!?

Mentioned: 284 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3946 Post(s)
Liked 4,949 Times in 2,281 Posts
Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs
Here's mine. '85 Professional 753 with C-Record.
Always nice to see them out on the road.
More pics with close-ups of the C-Record. Please.
Love the ride of the Corsa Extra but have never pedaled an EM Pro. Never pedaled a 753 bike either, for that matter.

Not a frame debate, but could you (or anyone else) offer-up an opinion on: the 753 vs SL/SLX ride quality. And I am a believer that 90%+ of the ride quality (in a classic lightweight) is in the tires and wheels and geometry - but I let the question stand.
__________________
Vintage, modern, e-road. It is a big cycling universe.
Wildwood is offline  
Old 11-01-15, 07:30 AM
  #580  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Central Virginia
Posts: 4,804

Bikes: Numerous

Mentioned: 151 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1684 Post(s)
Liked 3,190 Times in 931 Posts
Originally Posted by Wildwood
Always nice to see them out on the road.
More pics with close-ups of the C-Record. Please.
Love the ride of the Corsa Extra but have never pedaled an EM Pro. Never pedaled a 753 bike either, for that matter.

Not a frame debate, but could you (or anyone else) offer-up an opinion on: the 753 vs SL/SLX ride quality. And I am a believer that 90%+ of the ride quality (in a classic lightweight) is in the tires and wheels and geometry - but I let the question stand.
I've never considered myself the connoisseur of the subtleties of ride quality but I place the 753 in the middle of the spectrum, regarding stiffness, between my SL Moser and my SP/SL Tommasini. It is a very smooth quiet ride, descends well, accelerates well. It's my favorite of my 3 C+V bikes. Geometry is a little different on all of my bikes. Moser is 56 X 56, the Eddy is slightly small for me, technically, a little shorter in the seat tube. I have noticed any excessive flexiness which was a complaint I read in an old thread on 753.
Spaghetti Legs is offline  
Old 11-01-15, 11:52 AM
  #581  
Veteran, Pacifist
 
Wildwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 13,426

Bikes: Bikes??? Thought this was social media?!?

Mentioned: 284 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3946 Post(s)
Liked 4,949 Times in 2,281 Posts
Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs
I've never considered myself the connoisseur of the subtleties of ride quality but I place the 753 in the middle of the spectrum, regarding stiffness, between my SL Moser and my SP/SL Tommasini. It is a very smooth quiet ride, descends well, accelerates well. It's my favorite of my 3 C+V bikes. Geometry is a little different on all of my bikes. Moser is 56 X 56, the Eddy is slightly small for me, technically, a little shorter in the seat tube. I have noticed any excessive flexiness which was a complaint I read in an old thread on 753.
Thx.
Discerning the qualities of a particular 'favored frameset' is a tough thing. They are all pretty high-end, eh? How objective can we be given all the variables? Appreciate your comments, sounds like 753 could be a keeper for me. Owned a mid 80s EM Corsa Extra & mid 80s DeRosa Pro, both listed as SL/SLX tubesets, and even with the same tubular wheelset the 'feel' was quite different (probably mostly due to geometry). Mixed tubesets (esp in the larger sizes) was not uncommon. All part of the mystery and why the range of lightweight vintage rides never goes stale.

edit: I still wonder about an EM Pro vs Corsa Extra of similar sized frames from similar years.
the EM in sig line is a new to me = frameset. So I look forward to the EM experience anew.
@Lascauxcaveman should be able to differently distinguish the above 80s SL/SLX comparison.
Oh, and on another note, our personal perferences in riding style, never influence pure objectivity.
__________________
Vintage, modern, e-road. It is a big cycling universe.

Last edited by Wildwood; 11-01-15 at 12:17 PM.
Wildwood is offline  
Old 11-02-15, 06:31 PM
  #582  
Ride, Wrench, Swap, Race
 
dddd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Northern California
Posts: 9,220

Bikes: Cheltenham-Pedersen racer, Boulder F/S Paris-Roubaix, Varsity racer, '52 Christophe, '62 Continental, '92 Merckx, '75 Limongi, '76 Presto, '72 Gitane SC, '71 Schwinn SS, etc.

Mentioned: 132 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1574 Post(s)
Liked 1,316 Times in 876 Posts
I'd post my E. Merckx, but now it's the image ****ion that doesn't work on this site. Good stuff.

And th chracters stl skip like craz.
dddd is offline  
Old 11-02-15, 07:18 PM
  #583  
It's MY mountain
 
DiabloScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Mt.Diablo
Posts: 10,011

Bikes: Klein, Merckx, Trek

Mentioned: 70 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4383 Post(s)
Liked 3,054 Times in 1,653 Posts
Originally Posted by dddd
I'd post my E. Merckx, but now it's the image ****ion that doesn't work on this site. Good stuff.

And th chracters stl skip like craz.
Really, this is the only site that's giving you problems? Weird.

DiabloScott is offline  
Old 11-02-15, 07:53 PM
  #584  
Ride, Wrench, Swap, Race
 
dddd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Northern California
Posts: 9,220

Bikes: Cheltenham-Pedersen racer, Boulder F/S Paris-Roubaix, Varsity racer, '52 Christophe, '62 Continental, '92 Merckx, '75 Limongi, '76 Presto, '72 Gitane SC, '71 Schwinn SS, etc.

Mentioned: 132 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1574 Post(s)
Liked 1,316 Times in 876 Posts
Originally Posted by DiabloScott
Really, this is the only site that's giving you problems? Weird.
Nice Mrckx, mine's titaniu.

Thiss the oly site of hudrs with suh prolems, andis the firstever to force meto use Ad-Block
dddd is offline  
Old 11-03-15, 10:52 AM
  #585  
It's MY mountain
 
DiabloScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Mt.Diablo
Posts: 10,011

Bikes: Klein, Merckx, Trek

Mentioned: 70 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4383 Post(s)
Liked 3,054 Times in 1,653 Posts
Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman



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

{ sniff - Jeeves! Fetch me a cognac! And as quick as you please, for I am getting the vapours! ]
Hope you're recovered by now. Here's the other end:

DiabloScott is offline  
Old 11-03-15, 10:58 AM
  #586  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: STP
Posts: 14,491
Mentioned: 74 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 821 Post(s)
Liked 259 Times in 144 Posts
Originally Posted by DiabloScott
Hope you're recovered by now. Here's the other end:

If I lived where you do, I would have an 11-36 or so on the back of that baby.

I'd still need a small imported auto to drag me up the hill.

BTW Pretty bike!!!
gomango is offline  
Old 11-16-15, 11:48 AM
  #587  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 144

Bikes: 4 Merckx, 5 Bontragers and a bunch more...

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Ok this should keep me busy for a while.

66Satellite is offline  
Old 11-23-15, 08:26 AM
  #588  
Junior Member
 
cycledog1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: vancouver WA
Posts: 120
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 32 Post(s)
Liked 44 Times in 20 Posts
Originally Posted by 66Satellite
Ok this should keep me busy for a while.

thats quite a collection of classics! going modern, or traditional?
cycledog1 is offline  
Old 11-29-15, 10:20 AM
  #589  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 144

Bikes: 4 Merckx, 5 Bontragers and a bunch more...

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by cycledog1
thats quite a collection of classics! going modern, or traditional?
Probably Record for the Faema, DA 7700 for the Motorola and Record 10 speed for the Molteni
66Satellite is offline  
Old 11-29-15, 04:56 PM
  #590  
Full Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Durango, CO
Posts: 493

Bikes: too many old steel bikes

Mentioned: 73 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 136 Post(s)
Liked 941 Times in 178 Posts
Just reassembled this bike after chainstay replacement and respray by Franklin Frame. The cobalt blue doesn't pop like the factory paint, but the workmanship is first rate. One of my favorite bikes.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
DSCF0001.jpg (97.7 KB, 375 views)
File Type: jpg
DSCF0002.jpg (98.5 KB, 364 views)
Andy Antipas is offline  
Old 11-29-15, 06:15 PM
  #591  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: STP
Posts: 14,491
Mentioned: 74 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 821 Post(s)
Liked 259 Times in 144 Posts
Originally Posted by Andy Antipas
Just reassembled this bike after chainstay replacement and respray by Franklin Frame. The cobalt blue doesn't pop like the factory paint, but the workmanship is first rate. One of my favorite bikes.
I can easily see why it is one of your favorites!

Pretty Merckx.
gomango is offline  
Old 11-29-15, 10:02 PM
  #592  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 144

Bikes: 4 Merckx, 5 Bontragers and a bunch more...

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Andy Antipas
Just reassembled this bike after chainstay replacement and respray by Franklin Frame. The cobalt blue doesn't pop like the factory paint, but the workmanship is first rate. One of my favorite bikes.
I had one with that same color scheme. Mine was Reynolds 653. Nice bike. Don't see those too often.
66Satellite is offline  
Old 11-29-15, 10:18 PM
  #593  
Full Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Durango, CO
Posts: 493

Bikes: too many old steel bikes

Mentioned: 73 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 136 Post(s)
Liked 941 Times in 178 Posts
Mine is 653 as well.
Andy Antipas is offline  
Old 11-29-15, 10:23 PM
  #594  
Senior Member
 
pinch1967's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Victoria Canada
Posts: 535

Bikes: Somec ,Eddy Merckx , Basso Ascot ,Specialized Allez pro , cervelo,

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Love my Merckx.....
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
image.jpg (62.1 KB, 366 views)
pinch1967 is offline  
Old 11-29-15, 10:26 PM
  #595  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: STP
Posts: 14,491
Mentioned: 74 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 821 Post(s)
Liked 259 Times in 144 Posts
Originally Posted by pinch1967
Love my Merckx.....
Yes, another nice Merckx.

These just seem to keep popping up, don't they.
gomango is offline  
Old 12-08-15, 02:25 PM
  #596  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 144

Bikes: 4 Merckx, 5 Bontragers and a bunch more...

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Well, Christmas came early. Yes, these are the “wrong” parts for this bike so I’ll be swapping the 10 speed Campy stuff to the Molteni MXL frame and building this up with DA 7402 at a later date. But maybe I’ll ride this a bit as is? Once I get a proper length stem and stuff…

66Satellite is offline  
Old 04-13-16, 07:37 AM
  #597  
DK5
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Zurich / Chicago
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
My grandfather's custom 1983 Eddy Merckx Professional Aero with all-internal cable routing for the brakes and gears and a complete Campagnolo 50th Group (except for the more ergonomic ICS down tube shifters).




























DK5 is offline  
Old 04-13-16, 07:53 AM
  #598  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Central Virginia
Posts: 4,804

Bikes: Numerous

Mentioned: 151 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1684 Post(s)
Liked 3,190 Times in 931 Posts
^^^^^^^^^^

Now that is a show piece. Beautiful bike!
Spaghetti Legs is offline  
Old 04-18-16, 04:10 PM
  #599  
Junior Member
 
livelikegold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 13

Bikes: Production Privee Shan 26", 1996 LandShark Road Shark (currently in rebuild), Raleigh Roper Flat Bar Gravel/Commuter

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
some beautiful bikes in here.
livelikegold is offline  
Old 05-11-16, 04:52 AM
  #600  
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hi allThis thread is interesting reading! A lot of nice bikes.
I have some problems reading my serial number/bike specs. The bike seems to be a 90/91 model. Atleast a Corsa Extra TSX, but the "N" and "9TT" is unclear to me. What does it all mean?
The bike is almost a complete Dura-Ace except the pedals and handlebar. The pedals are Shimano with Look patent, probably from early 90's? I think the handlebar is from Campagnola?
One more question is, do you guys think all of these parts can be the original ones? For example the index shifter ST-7400 was first sold in 1990.
This is the page I used for number info Eddy Merckx Serial Numbers


So is this a "special" bike or not?

Thanks for any help!
Vegard from Norway





Attached Images
File Type: jpg
DSC_1161.jpg (98.3 KB, 740 views)
File Type: jpg
DSC_1163.jpg (98.3 KB, 741 views)
File Type: jpg
DSC_1164.jpg (101.1 KB, 733 views)
File Type: jpg
DSC_1165.jpg (104.6 KB, 733 views)
File Type: jpg
DSC_1166.jpg (103.2 KB, 735 views)
File Type: jpg
DSC_1186.jpg (95.2 KB, 735 views)
Fjalestad is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.