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Let's see your Eddy Merckx!

Old 08-14-17, 06:28 PM
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1986 Corsa Extra, waiting on the Corsa Extra and SLX decals that I ordered.









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^^^^^^When I open up BF, it opens to your Corsa 01. I wonder if I should change it to this beauty.^^^^^
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Thanks, my only issue with it is I'm not sure if I can get use to the 175 cranks. I might start looking for some 170-172.5 Veloce cranks.
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My First Merckx :love:

OK, so here's the bike that got me into so much trouble; you might say this is the bike I found at the top of what has become a very slippery slope.

It's a 60cm Alu, I think late 90s or early 00s. Can't find many others like this, it has a 1" fork steerer tube, 'Altec Custom' tubing, Italian BB and I built it up with a 105 5700 10sp gruppo and some Mavic Ksyrium Elites.

Unfortunately the original forks failed catastrophically a year ago and now it's being restored in pearlescent white with red decals, and a Tifosi 1" threadless fork. Should be a ripper when it's done, I think it's going to be a 2 x 10 flat bar with heaps of carbon bling.

Stay tuned for more photos!

Update. Found an expert on date codes. Itís a 1998!

Dec Ď17 update, all done. Itís now white with red decals and trim, Tiagra 4800 10-sp gruppo. Carbon everywhere, super to ride and nearly 20years old. Love it!
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My Eddy Merckx

My recent build. Came across the frame and built it up with Ultegra. Cinelli stem, Nitto Noodle bars, older Fizik Aliante saddle. Columbus SLX tubing.
The non-drive side looks better. I'm still dialing it in but it's proving to be a great around town cruiser.


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So after about 8 months of having no bikes (all 4 stolen from my garage around xmas time last year) I finally built up something.

Not sure if it's really C&V, but it is a Merckx, so here we go~




Still debating on the decals ... leaning towards black.

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This thread is absolutely beautiful to read and look at, shame a lot of the pics are no longer posting from within or from hosting sites.
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Originally Posted by Jaredn
So after about 8 months of having no bikes (all 4 stolen from my garage around xmas time last year) I finally built up something.

Not sure if it's really C&V, but it is a Merckx, so here we go~




Still debating on the decals ... leaning towards black.

Please choose black. It will be perfect.
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Old 09-05-17, 06:53 AM
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Originally Posted by styggno1
Please choose black. It will be perfect.
I vote for red, with some red sidewall tyres.

Lovely build, what forks are they?
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Originally Posted by Millfield Velo
I vote for red, with some red sidewall tyres.

Lovely build, what forks are they?
Thanks! They are Ritchey Carbon forks, I just covered up the white lettering with some enamel. I did the same to the stem, bars, and seat post where it said "NEOS" in white lettering. The rest of the build is- early Super Record 11 grouppo, Record 10 silver brakes, Record polished hubs laced to H Plus Son TB14 polished rims, Brooks C17 Cambium w/cutout, Fizik Microtex bar tape in grey, Jagwire titanium (color) cable housings with Campy cables, 28x700c Clement Strada LGG, and a Tange IRD Technoglide headset.
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Originally Posted by supercharger
My recent build. Came across the frame and built it up with Ultegra. Cinelli stem, Nitto Noodle bars, older Fizik Aliante saddle. Columbus SLX tubing.
The non-drive side looks better. I'm still dialing it in but it's proving to be a great around town cruiser.


Did the frame come from Michigan by chance?
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Old 09-06-17, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Danbianchi881
Did the frame come from Michigan by chance?

Yes, I purchased the frame in Milford from a third party. My understanding is the previous owner bought the bike for the Campy components for anouther build (additinally I think this frame was too small for previous owner). I had some extra parts lying about and was looking for a suitable steel frame to build up using modern components.
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Home again, home again!


Originally purchased this from a CA seller in 2013 and had it shipped to Al Wanta for a respray in Metallic Cobalt Blue. Built it up in 2014 as my long distance rider with mostly Ultegra and a triple crankset & put a couple thousand miles on it. Foolishly let it go in a trade in 2016 and was able to buy it back this past August.


Now set up as an all-around and travel bike with Shimano Tricolor 8 speed shifters, hubs, seatpost and brakes with very early 6400 European issue non-aero brake levers, Nitto Noodles, Mavic Open Elite rims and 700 X 28 Continentals that measure out to more like 31's. FD is a CX70, RD is an older Deore, crankset is 6206 triple set up as a compact but easily converted back to three rings for super vertical rides. It's sweet!





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Very nice Doc!

I think Eddy nailed it with the Century geometry.
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Agreed. It's just super-duper comfy when putting down the miles. I rode this frame at SOTR in 2014, had a flat somewhere close to the bottom of the backside, didn't even realize it until I made the drop-your-clothes-off-here left turn.
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Super restoration.

Lovely job, that blue is fabulous. 10/10
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My MX Leader now wears a 10 speed Record compact group.

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I second the enthusiastic review of the EM Century

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...this one sat with some mismatched wheels on consignment at a bike shop here for a couple of years, unloved and unwanted, until it got cheap enough for me to buy it. It's a very impressive bicycle in terms of smooth and fast.
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Originally Posted by ecsjr
All put together and took it for my first ride.

Very smooth, feels light underneath, and the Campy Daytona group worked well.

I know, should have taken drive side pictures, but I took these after the ride, and I was too cold to think straight.
Super rebuild mate. Love the cable and bottle cage colouring. Really great job.
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Does anyone know if Mercx made any frames that could fit 27 inch wheels, or are all they all meant for 700s?
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Here's some photos of my Merckx-bikes. Sold 3 of them for several reasons but still own the 1981 cherry red one and the neo retro "team Hitachi".
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Some of the Merckx swag that came with the MX Leader and Century when I bought them.
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Motorola MXL - BB question

Picked this bike up recently, planning a full resto with DA 11sp gruppo.

Serial checks out, D 2499, itís a 92/93. MXL tubing etc. MAX forks, itís the real thing.

Small question though. The BB is 68mm English! Never seen this on a Merckx before.

Anyone got any clues?
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Merry Xmas, Eddy

A perfect time to give thanks for a great year; it started with only 1 of Eddyís finest, and ended with 6.

Iím not sure iím finished yet, I think I need one for each day of the week

My favourite to ride is the Alu. My favourite to stare at endlessly is the Molteni.


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Met a guy on The Mountain this morning and we compared notes.

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