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Old 08-26-10, 12:16 PM
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This should have been mine but he never shipped.
At least I got my money back
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Originally Posted by old_dreams View Post
This should have been mine but he never shipped.
At least I got my money back
Well, that stinks!

Did you find another bike?
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
Well, that stinks!

Did you find another bike?
No doubt. Ya can't ride money.

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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
Well, that stinks!

Did you find another bike?
Tell me about it. The hassle messed up a lot of the summer for me. Anyway I'm sure I'll find a nice one in my price range eventually.

And I don't want to hijack this thread any further with my tale of woe. Just had to vent a little... and maybe warn others. Back to the pics!
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I too, will contribute to this thread - gotta dress up the bike first though!
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... this has rendered me damn near speechless. Up until recently I didn't know enough about bikes to have a "dream" one. I think this thread has changed that.
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new to me '85 professional - I will get better pics later!
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Originally Posted by norskagent View Post
new to me '85 professional - I will get better pics later!
Very nice!!!

Looks like she is in very good condition.

Keep the pics coming please.
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Originally Posted by norskagent View Post
new to me '85 professional - I will get better pics later!
Love the red...I like how understanded it is...I find some Merckx's a bit garish.
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merckx

I can't believe I missed this thread earlier. I've got two Eddy's, a Corsa 01 and an AX (ti). Both are size 57s with the same century geometry and similar components, Open Pro wheels and a mix of Ultegra/DA components.
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Better pic of my new-to-me '85 Professional:
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norskagent, that color scheme is an abomination, and I can't believe you have defiled an otherwise beautiful Merckx like that!













Here are a few shots of my 92/93 MX Leader. I purchased it NOS from a distributor in South Africa, and built it up earlier this year. Despite some challenging weather such as extreme heat or torrential downpours, it's been rock solid on the Philly Gran Fondo 100 mile ride, LBC Covered Bridges Metric Century, and Philly LiveStrong Challenge rides this year. I dream of riding it in Belgium one of these years!

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By the way, great thread! One thing I always liked about Merckx bikes were the classy, tasteful paint jobs.
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My newest find. An Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra with Columbus SLX tubes and C-Record Components.
It is almost new. From what the owner told me the person who originaly bought it made 20 kilometers with it.
Then he got sick after his first ride and the bike was stored until now in a heated garage.







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Originally Posted by maym036 View Post
My newest find. An Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra with Columbus SLX tubes and C-Record Components.
It is almost new. From what the owner told me the person who originaly bought it made 20 kilometers with it.
Then he got sick after his first ride and the bike was stored until now in a heated garage.







Another beautiful Merckx.
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Originally Posted by norskagent View Post
new to me '85 professional - I will get better pics later!
similar to this one....


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For sale is a used 1980s Eddy Merckx "Professional" road bike - steel. I bought this bike used and absolutely love it, but do not ride it enough to justify owning it. $600, pretty firm. I put 52/53 because the previous owner was not sure. I am 5'10'' and it fits perfectly

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@Ricohman I think he had the 10th Anniversary for sale. PM him!
That`s correct.
But I`m happy I still have it
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Originally Posted by maym036 View Post
My newest find. An Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra with Columbus SLX tubes and C-Record Components.
It is almost new. From what the owner told me the person who originaly bought it made 20 kilometers with it.
Then he got sick after his first ride and the bike was stored until now in a heated garage.

I'm trying to get my LBS to source this exact bike in a 58 for me. The wait goes on.
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Originally Posted by old_dreams View Post
I'm trying to get my LBS to source this exact bike in a 58 for me. The wait goes on.
If it was 58 I would never in life sell this bike. Sadly for me it is 55cm.
Good luck with your search!
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If it was 58 I would never in life sell this bike. Sadly for me it is 55cm.
Good luck with your search!

Ack!! That's my size. How much?
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Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
Ack!! That's my size. How much?
Yes, I'd like to know as well.

I do have a Corsa Extra frameset I received from the ever lovely Mrs. Gomango for my birthday.

Mine is a 58cm, and is a gorgeous 7-11 Replica.

Will be a little spendy to build from scratch.

There is an incredible Corsa Extra available locally though, about 5 minutes away from our house, that may be less expensive in the long run.

Not that I need another bike mind you........
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I believe it's not cheap
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"ACK!!" - again. I'm out.
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