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Let's see your Eddy Merckx!

Old 06-25-16, 12:21 PM
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love the color, basically a colnago blue from the early 80's
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My love. I own many bikes but none of them climbs and corners like this one.

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Very nice DiabloScott. I think at some point I'll switch to white bar tape too as its a great accent.
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Very nice DiabloScott. I think at some point I'll switch to white bar tape too as its a great accent.
Speaking of accents, my finishing tape gets noticed as well.

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Speaking of accents, my finishing tape gets noticed as well.

Deservedly so!

Love how you did that.
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Finally finished. The Extra Corsa is now road ready. Now it's got a new lease on life and it will stay in like-new condition for many years to come.

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Still haven't built this up yet...

This came from the well missed OFG.



I really like the Telekom scheme.
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Newly built ~1997 MX Leader in the FNG paint scheme. 58cm ST, 57.3cm TT. Ultegra 6800.
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Newly built ~1997 MX Leader in the FNG paint scheme. 58cm ST, 57.3cm TT. Ultegra 6800.
That's great!

If you want to turn it to 11 (aka drop some more dough), a White Industries VBC crankset in all black would look super on that frame.
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Newly built ~1997 MX Leader in the FNG paint scheme. 58cm ST, 57.3cm TT. Ultegra 6800.
Wow.

Just wow.
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1989 Century

This is in Reynolds 653 which I believe was only sold in 1989. I got it as a frame a fork with a few extra bits. The frame was in lousy shape, chrome all pitted and a lot of paint dings. Shifter bosses were also pretty banged up but after TLC I was able to mount them. Fortunately minimal rust and the BB and headset that came with were in excellent condition. The seat post, not so much, with some of the deepest scores I've ever seen. I painted the fork and NDS chain stay with rattle can auto paint. Fitted her out with a mix of Campy 8 speed bits.

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I saw that frame at Thunder Ridge in May, and the improvement is simply astounding.
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This my MX Leader.

It did have a nasty red paint job and the wrong fork, so I sourced a Max fork and had it painted.
Built up with Dura Ace 7700, including the hubs which I laced to Velocity Razor rims.

Def one of the best bikes I've ever ridden, and despite me being a lightweight (so a Max frame is totally unnecessary) I still love the way it feels.





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This my MX Leader.

It did have a nasty red paint job and the wrong fork, so I sourced a Max fork and had it painted.
Built up with Dura Ace 7700, including the hubs which I laced to Velocity Razor rims.

Def one of the best bikes I've ever ridden, and despite me being a lightweight (so a Max frame is totally unnecessary) I still love the way it feels.





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Exceptional.
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I got another one on the way.
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@alrsv1 - Nice work! I would be tempted to put flowers or something in the unused braze-ons.

Question regarding the repaint. What did you do about the decals? I've considered a repaint on my Merckx Pro but worry about reproducing the nice raised, gilt edged logo.
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@alrsv1 - Nice work! I would be tempted to put flowers or something in the unused braze-ons.

Question regarding the repaint. What did you do about the decals? I've considered a repaint on my Merckx Pro but worry about reproducing the nice raised, gilt edged logo.


I got the decals from Cyclomondo (Greg Softley), he's well know here in Australia and has a great range.
CYCLOMONDO - BICYCLE RESTORATION DECALS
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Got this one today, still waiting on the wheels.


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Originally Posted by jtbadge


Newly built ~1997 MX Leader in the FNG paint scheme. 58cm ST, 57.3cm TT. Ultegra 6800.
Debating swapping the 6800 for Chorus 11. God and Eddy want Campy on this frame, yeah?
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Originally Posted by jtbadge
Debating swapping the 6800 for Chorus 11. God and Eddy want Campy on this frame, yeah?
Both are fantastic!

To be honest, most of the EMs I see around town are Shimano equipped.
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