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Old 10-14-18, 01:13 PM
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That's a great story and a very lovely Corsa 01!
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This is yet another Eddy Merckx build that has taken a long time to get born. Pretty sure this is the fourth Faema Merckx I've built, but the earlier ones all had something about them that was never quite right for me. On the other hand had a lot of time to do the planning on this one.

Fresh spray on a very solid early 80's Professional frame by Al Wanta, with DA 7400 6 speed, much of it NOS collected over several years. Built the wheels using DA7400 hubs, red anodized Velocity A23's (may yet de-sticker those) and Sapim DB stainless spokes. That's a Rolls Due saddle on a 6400 aero seatpost. Love that new graphene series of Vittoria tires!




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Sweet!

Hey Doc, that's not the frame set you got from me, is it? If not, what did you do with it? Just curious.

Edit: Never mind. I see it's the wrong fork.
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Sweet!

Hey Doc, that's not the frame set you got from me, is it? If not, what did you do with it? Just curious.
Nope, that was purchased from shnibop earlier this year. Loved the frame, not the color.
Which frame did I buy from you, and when? Was it a Faema colorway?
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Nope, that was purchased from shnibop earlier this year. Loved the frame, not the color.
Which frame did I buy from you, and when? Was it a Faema colorway?
LOL. It was solid red, with rust. You said something about repainting in Molteni orange, IIRC. That was almost two years ago.
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Oh, geez, yes, I remember that one. Took a long time to bring it back and deal with the rust. I think we replaced all of the top tube cable guides on that one. Took a while to smooth it out, but turned out well, I think. Eventually wound up in dark grey metallic with red logos and Dura Ace 6 speed group, sold it to a local guy who got ill and later resold it (at a profit, if I recall correctly).

I'll see if I can dig up a picture of the finished bike, it turned out exceptionally well.

Aha! Found it!


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I don;t have my own yet.....but one day, but I often see them out on the streets.....here is one in Frankfurt...

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one up for sale from the legendary @bigbossman 1985 Eddy Merckx Professional, Panto-graphed Campagnolo Record 55cm
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Here are two of my Eddy Merckx. They are excellent riders!
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I don't think he's ever sold one of his premium bikes on BF. He used to rehab dozens of bikes and sell them to the college crowd. Had a great time with him and Marko Polo, junkfoodjunkie, and others at NAHBS in Austin, where I met the amazing @quotient , who rode an '86 Ironman across the US.
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So many nice Merckx's If only someone would trade my too small 10th anniversary 56cm for something comparable in 60cm or bigger, frame for frame or maybe complete.
Mine is mostly not original, some original spec, mostly later Ultegra.

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@merziac , I have a couple of 60cm EM frames that we could discuss. www.millfieldvelo.com.au

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New project recently completed. 1998 Corsa Extra in white, 62cm with DA9100 11sp gruppo. Still looking for the right crankset.







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Took all the eighties parts from my 1981 Professional and rebuilt it as a (more comfy) neo retro.

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Took all the eighties parts from my 1981 Professional and rebuilt it as a (more comfy) neo retro.
Super nice, very rare 'signature' frame. Great build, hope you have plenty more (comfy) miles on it.
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I just bought one as well. I will have some pics after it arrives. It’s my first bike to have campy components. I can’t wait for it to get here
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Oh, geez, yes, I remember that one. Took a long time to bring it back and deal with the rust. I think we replaced all of the top tube cable guides on that one. Took a while to smooth it out, but turned out well, I think. Eventually wound up in dark grey metallic with red logos and Dura Ace 6 speed group, sold it to a local guy who got ill and later resold it (at a profit, if I recall correctly).

I'll see if I can dig up a picture of the finished bike, it turned out exceptionally well.

Aha! Found it!


Nice job! Glad you could salvage it.
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