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Old 03-19-10, 10:48 PM
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
Gilberto, is it common for the Belgian riders to cover their chainstays with foil tape? The faux Rossin was done up the same way.

-Kurt

P.S.: Insert extreme drooling here.
Kurt, yes, or atleast back in the day. They thought that tape offered some protection to the chainstay from chain slap. You still see it on newer bikes but now it's usually done by the bike shops since they tend to add their logo on the tape. Free advertising.
On another note, I almost sold this frame set last year but luckily the reserve was not met, though after the auction ended, I received offers for more than the reserve, but I had been given enough time to have seller remorse before the fact.
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Old 03-20-10, 06:57 AM
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Another chance to post a picture of my pair of Falcon Eddie Merckx. Full Campy, Brooks Pro saddle and leather bar wrap.

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Old 03-20-10, 09:25 AM
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HI everyone .
I must say there are some lovely merckx cycles in this thread .

here are a couple of mine ..










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Old 03-20-10, 09:29 AM
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Those are Beautiful SB! I think the Leader is my favorite.

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Originally Posted by junkfoodjunkie View Post
Those are Beautiful SB! I think the Leader is my favorite.

Jake
yepp its my favorite as well

i have another MX leader with the Mavic ZMS system as well , but no pictures ( YET )
it hangs over my head in the ceiling at work .
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Here´s my Corsa extra from 1989-90

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My Molteni Merckx back from a repaint by the guys at Circle A Cycles.


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Old 03-30-10, 02:06 PM
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Pics of new Eddy Merckx picked up this last weekend. Seems to be all Super Record?
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Old 03-30-10, 02:51 PM
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Very nice.
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Old 03-30-10, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by nine14six View Post
My Molteni Merckx back from a repaint by the guys at Circle A Cycles.


Very nice! Can I ask how much the refinish cost and how long it took Circle A to do it? You can PM me if you want. Thanks.
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Came across this cool video on youtube. A guided tour of the Merckx factory by the cannibal himself. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApaHw...layer_embedded
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Please post a pic or ten !!!!!!! We'd love to see her.
Mmmm-kay.

I just stumbled on a bunch of (crappy) pis I took a long time ago, and since I'm too lazy to bring it down from the hooks and take some better ones - you get what you get :

















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Tongue hanging out, drool on chin, naked greed on face. If that bike was my size, you'd be in serious danger!
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
Tongue hanging out, drool on chin, naked greed on face. If that bike was my size, you'd be in serious danger!
Thanks. I'm embarrased to say how little I ride it.

I don't see too many Professionals - a lot of Corsa's and Corsa Extra's, but very few Pro's. I think this is the first one posted in this thread.
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What a great bike!!! Love the color, and it looks like she is in "erste klasse" condition.

Very classy indeed.

Don't ever worry about pic quality with me.

I'm the guy who drags the bike out to the front steps, takes 5-10 snaps, and pronounces the photo shoot complete.

Drives my family crazy. I don't think they want the neighbors to know how many bikes "dad" is hoarding.
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In name only:



These Wool Jersey links seem to disappear but you can see more pics here:

http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/v/otis/Colnago+Super/
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My new 10th Anniversary with full Campa C-Record. Hope you will like it!






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Love it.

Looks showroom fresh. I wouldn't change one thing on that bike, except for some new tires.

I'll say it again, you have an incredible knack for finding delightful road bikes.

Keep up the good work, and thanks for adding this to our little thread!
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Thank you for the compliment gomango! I`ll try to do my best!
This bike is just outstanding, and like you call it, showroom fresh.
If cleaned, I think you couldn`t see the difference between new and this one.
And the best is that it`s in 57cm, which is my size

Oh, and since this is a Merckx thread I can not resist to post my other one.
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I have a vintage green white and red 7-11 winter jacket (nylon front and sleeves, wool everywhere else) lying around somewhere, if any of you with 7-11 team color bikes are interested, let me know (via PM) and I'll try to find it.

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This thread is dangerous.

When this was first started a few months ago it made me think that maybe I COULD have another bike in my life and within a couple of days there was an EM frame/fork on my local CL for a fair price. I met, paid and went home with my prize only to find a few problems and inconsistencies. It can all be sorted out but now it will be a full on restoration instead of a cool beater/rain bike.

Darn You BF for your tantalizing imagery and mind numbing lack of common sense that you bestow on us!!

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Poor man's Merckx. Corsa Extra built up with some 9 speed Ultegra...

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I like the down tube logo on Lynn's and BBM's bikes. It seems like it precedes the 'bubble script' on the rest? Not that there's anything wrong with those: Mine has delicate silver out lining and a delicious raised font:



All in all I think Merckx (or his art advisor) had very good taste in color schemes/combination, which certainly add to the immediate appeal. I even like the controversial Team Telekom. In fact only the 7-Eleven version without the white in between seems a little off to me. And thankfully he mostly avoided the hideous airbrush fade jobs of the eighties.

Anyway, mine has already been posted, but I changed bar tape and saddle, something which certainly will qualify it for a repost:





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I like the down tube logo on Lynn's and BBM's bikes. It seems like it precedes the 'bubble script' on the rest? Not that there's anything wrong with those: Mine has delicate silver out lining and a delicious raised font:
Mine is a ca 92 Corsa. It was originally in red and white Faema livery.
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