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Old 10-07-22, 12:35 AM
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Ah, time to bring up this wonderful story again: eddy-miyata.

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Old 10-07-22, 09:01 AM
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Ah, time to bring up this wonderful story again: eddy-miyata.


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Thank you for the link.
I read the Miyata-Merckx report (or story?) in the Japan's cycling mag, I'm not sure what mag it was.
The article of the link was just same as my memory.

And this photo!
It must have been on New Cycling, and I think Miyata still has this Merckx.


The King Merckx version bible and The King's holy handwriting.

1985, Shimano invited Merckx to Tokyo and held an event.
They screened the best cycling movie La course en tete.
After the movie, talk show and autograph session were held.
I brought 3 pieces of trade card but forgot this bible.
It was the biggest sxxt of the year!

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Originally Posted by botty kayer
And today I finally finished my new MX Leader. I bought it as a complete bike that came with Shimano 105 and looked like this...

I stripped it and replaced everything apart from the headset, so its now running 28c tyres and 20 speed Campag and a mish-mash of black, silver and gunmetal/graphite/ti or whatever words the marketing department insist on using instead of grey. Despite this mix of parts I'm still very pleased with how it looks and rides. Seen here with poser summer wheels....

....but as summer seems a distant memory already, its kitted out with these 32h hole Record hubs and Open Pro combo for the coming months.
Man, that's another stunner! Tell me, which frame size is that? 60 perhaps? Meanwhile, my Strada is a work in progress and looks like this:




What do you think about white stem? Yay or nay? Or should I just keep it all black:


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King, Royal Guard, King's Vehicle, and Royal Carpet presented from Japan.

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Mine's not C&V, although I'm told it's one of the last to be made in Italy, so possibly "C" status is in its future.

A carbon SXM which had Hed Belgium wheels (because...Belgium), but they don't match the color scheme, so for photos, I threw on a pair that looks better cosmetically.

I'm hoping to add a vintage bike in the traditional blue and orange color scheme when the right one comes along.

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Under the BB cover should be the serial number: M and a few digits - this will make it easier to date this frame.
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Merzaic, well its a strawberry, whats there not to like? especially since they haven't been built for a while now. I met Andy Newlands at a bike show at a bar in SE PDX a few yrs back and hung out with him for a while, nice guy, and meticulous builder. would've love to have had one of his frames.
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Originally Posted by nenad
An absolute delight. Tell me, which frame size is that? 60 perhaps? By the way it was your Domo Farm Frites MXL (and this one confirms it) that convinced me to put a black headset on my Strada. Speaking of, it is a work in progress and looks like this:




What do you think about white stem? Yay or nay? Or should I just keep it all black:



Yes, that is a Deda Newton cockpit
Keep it black :-)
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Originally Posted by cycledog1
Merzaic, well its a strawberry, whats there not to like? especially since they haven't been built for a while now. I met Andy Newlands at a bike show at a bar in SE PDX a few yrs back and hung out with him for a while, nice guy, and meticulous builder. would've love to have had one of his frames.
Yep and Tx, I have 3 now and another older one in the works. Andy actually built one in the last couple years and I strongly suspect he is working off a maybe long list of promised frames still to be completed. He was going to build the new one above but changed his mind.

Did you meet him at Velo Cult or before that at one of the Oregon Framebuilder shows, maybe Hopworks?

So here's the story.

The old and the new, the ying and the yang, the good, bad and the ugly, you decide.
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Originally Posted by merziac
Yep and Tx, I have 3 now and another older one in the works. Andy actually built one in the last couple years and I strongly suspect he is working off a maybe long list of promised frames still to be completed. He was going to build the new one above but changed his mind.

Did you meet him at Velo Cult or before that at one of the Oregon Framebuilder shows, maybe Hopworks?

So here's the story.

The old and the new, the ying and the yang, the good, bad and the ugly, you decide.
Hopworks - never saw him at velo cult, and they had an event there with buildings 2nd to last yr they were in business, I met up with the guys at BreadWinner and eventually had a b-road built. but I loved the Strawberry trad build, he's a special builder and person.
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Originally Posted by cycledog1
Hopworks - never saw him at velo cult, and they had an event there with buildings 2nd to last yr they were in business, I met up with the guys at BreadWinner and eventually had a b-road built. but I loved the Strawberry trad build, he's a special builder and person.
Absolutely agree as well as being responsible along with Merz and DiNucci for PDX being the framebuilding epicenter it is and has been to this day.

DiNucci was at that Hopworks show as well with his new Allez inspired reboot build and Andy came to 2 or 3 of the Velo Cult shows including the last one before they closed.
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Finally have something to contribute to this thread after being a long time watcher. Just picked us this '88 Team ADR Corsa Extra from a fellow Forum member. He made some tasteful upgrades and it rides beautifully. New pedals and probably tires to come.


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Push those brake quick release buttons in!
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Finally have something to contribute to this thread after being a long time watcher. Just picked us this '88 Team ADR Corsa Extra from a fellow Forum member. He made some tasteful upgrades and it rides beautifully. New pedals and probably tires to come.
Panasonic I can take or leave and Motorola I would definitely leave but ADR, Hitachi and 7-Eleven are great Eddy Merckx pro team colour schemes.
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Originally Posted by Sedgemop
Finally have something to contribute to this thread after being a long time watcher. Just picked us this '88 Team ADR Corsa Extra from a fellow Forum member. He made some tasteful upgrades and it rides beautifully. New pedals and probably tires to come.
Might I say, that's one of the best looking bikes in this thread and there are plenty of good looking ones, well done. What size is it? I ask, coz you might want to sell it one day
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Originally Posted by seagrade
Panasonic I can take or leave and Motorola I would definitely leave but ADR, Hitachi and 7-Eleven are great Eddy Merckx pro team colour schemes.
Thanks, man. Yeah, it's a good looking one.
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Originally Posted by nenad
Might I say, that's one of the best looking bikes in this thread and there are plenty of good looking ones, well done. What size is it? I ask, coz you might want to sell it one day

Appreciate the compliments. Size is 60x58 CtoC. Don't hurt to ask, but this one ain't going anywhere for awhile.
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Originally Posted by Sedgemop
Appreciate the compliments. Size is 60x58 CtoC. Don't hurt to ask, but this one ain't going anywhere for awhile.
Wonderful, we are the same size in which case trading is an option too

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I'm a bit late for Classics season, but I've redone my Merckx EX ti in Belgian colors. Supacaz Belgium bartape.


And now with added Merckx bottle cages too.
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Originally Posted by botty kayer
I'm a bit late for Classics season, but I've redone my Merckx EX ti in Belgian colors. Supacaz Belgium bartape.
And now with added Merckx bottle cages too.
Awesome, really liking the final belgian touches. If I see correctly, that's a Fizik saddle, which one is it?
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Thanks nenad you have sharp eyes, yes its a Fizik, the model is a Poggio, I think it was a limited edition, I found it on eBay.
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Thanks nenad you have sharp eyes, yes its a Fizik, the model is a Poggio, I think it was a limited edition, I found it on eBay.
Fizik used to have a custom program where you could spec the color of your saddle tops and side pieces. I had a not-quite-Italian-flag Fizik Pavé on my TT bike. The problem was the green they had was closer to a teal.
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Spent the weekend tweaking two of my Eddy's. Team Panasonic gets new 28c tyres, chain, cassette, Swiss Stop brake pads, cables and bar tape.



And the Domo Farm Frites MX Leader has new bars and stem, new Chorus ultra-torque crankset and Chorus shifters, new wheels, Chorus hubs and Ambrosio Focus rims, 28c tyres, and new black bar tape and saddle, as they were yellow in its previous incarnation. Looks a bit more stealth now. Both still great looking and riding bicycles


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This one gets ridden regularly, Corsa Extra with a Mavic Group.


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My Molteni tribute build. Originally a 1988 SLX CE frame that was in pretty poor shape. I prefer original paint, but given the prices of genuine Molteni frames, and I wanted to ride it, I came up with this build. Rides very nice, groupset is Campagnolo Record 8 speed, freshly built wheels with NOS Campagnolo Omega 19 rims. The Cinelli 1A stem is a nod to the original Molteni builds.



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