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Old 10-19-10, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by martl
its Seat tube is 61cm ct-ct, top tube length is 59cm ct-ct.
Too small for me. Probably just as well...

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Old 10-19-10, 12:39 PM
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Pic for gomango; Merckx collaborated quite a lot with swedish Crescent, especially in the late 80´s. On this bike, as in all other Crescen-Merckx cases the headbadge says Marckx. Crescent on tube.
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Old 10-19-10, 01:01 PM
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That is beautiful!!!

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I am really in love with the Tutti Frutti paint scheme but I rarely see any photos of it----anyone want to share theirs?
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Old 10-19-10, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by javal
Pic for gomango; Merckx collaborated quite a lot with swedish Crescent, especially in the late 80´s. On this bike, as in all other Crescen-Merckx cases the headbadge says Marckx. Crescent on tube.
Thank you.

Nice looking bike you've got there.

We had one for sale locally a year ago that sat and sat on CL.

The price was quite reasonable. I finally got up the gumption to buy her and she had sold that morning.

Sometimes it just takes the right person to see an ad!
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Old 10-20-10, 10:43 AM
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A nice detail pic of the bike above and a swedish Crescent-Merckx ad from the 80´s. The swedish C-M bikes were always built by the former pro brothers Erik & Gösta Pettersson (incidentally the also built my Monark!).
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Originally Posted by stien
Stunning. What are the details, so that I may google and search ebay and decide that it's way too expensive for me to even think about?

Love that paint job.
Nope,, Martin agreed to sell it to MEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-31-10, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by longbeachgary
2001 Eddy Merckx MX Leader


2003 Eddy Merckx Leader
I can't believe it, I logged on the Bike Forum to research the year of the Eddy Merckx MX Leader I just picked up today. I bought the Eddy Merckx MX Leader off of Chicago's CL page and was amazed to the condition, and without hesitation, I was going to offer $100 less than the asking price, but just handed the seller the asking price.

Most unusual combination of equipment:

Brakes-Shimano Dura Ace
Wheels- Shimano 600 with triple colors(Ultegra) with Mavic SUP Reflex rims
Seat Post-American Classic
Front Derailleur-Shimano Dura Ace
Rear Derailleur-Sach's Success indexed
Brifters- Sach's Campagnolo Carbon body 8speed shifters WoW
Crank-Campagnolo Chorus
Headset-Dura Ace
Handle Bar 3ttt
Stem Salsa steel

But, alas it's not my size:-(













One day I will find a Merckx MX Leader in my size and add it to my stable.
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heres mine, currently looking for a new home.
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Nice, too large.

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Originally Posted by gioscinelli
Nice, too large.

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Hi Mike.

Was your nice Merckx the one that was on the Chicago CL and listed as a Michigan, UP entry on ebay?

Both of these new entries above are quite nice.
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Yep, was on Ebay, cancelled with no bids by the previous owner of the Merckx MX Leader. Found it on https://bike.jaxed.com/cgi-bin/bike.cgi after getting back home.

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Old 10-31-10, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by gioscinelli
Yep, was on Ebay, cancelled with no bids by the previous owner of the Merckx MX Leader. Found it on https://bike.jaxed.com/cgi-bin/bike.cgi after getting back home.

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That was a whale of a deal then.

Way to go.

Is she going back on the market then?
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Old 10-31-10, 07:28 PM
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Hi gomango,

Yes, sometime during the week. I going to part it out. Sell the frame/fork separately on Ebay, and the other components I'll keep some and sell some.

Cheers,
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Old 11-02-10, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by gioscinelli
I can't believe it, I logged on the Bike Forum to research the year of the Eddy Merckx MX Leader I just picked up today. I bought the Eddy Merckx MX Leader off of Chicago's CL page and was amazed to the condition, and without hesitation, I was going to offer $100 less than the asking price, but just handed the seller the asking price.

Most unusual combination of equipment:

Brakes-Shimano Dura Ace
Wheels- Shimano 600 with triple colors(Ultegra) with Mavic SUP Reflex rims
Seat Post-American Classic
Front Derailleur-Shimano Dura Ace
Rear Derailleur-Sach's Success indexed
Brifters- Sach's Campagnolo Carbon body 8speed shifters WoW
Crank-Campagnolo Chorus
Headset-Dura Ace
Handle Bar 3ttt
Stem Salsa steel

But, alas it's not my size:-(













One day I will find a Merckx MX Leader in my size and add it to my stable.
I have never seen a Merckx the same color as mine. Thanks for posting.
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Old 11-15-10, 03:57 PM
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Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra / Complete Shimano Dura Ace / c-t-c 57cm

I will provide better pics when the weather outside is getting better, but is is in very nice condition.






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Old 11-15-10, 04:35 PM
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Finally got around to going SiS on the Merckx.

Before: Dura Ace 9 spd, Ultegra wheels.


After: Ultegra 9 spd, same wheels. And a touch of paint.
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Even Pete Townshend can see that those are two different frames!
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Originally Posted by jan nikolajsen
Even Pete Townshend can see that those are two different frames!
Well the frames are about the same size, but the forks are different. For the life of me, I don't understand why someone would paint a Faema replica blue, either.

Maybe Lynn made q mistake in linking photos.
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Originally Posted by Old Fat Guy
Well the frames are about the same size, but the forks are different. For the life of me, I don't understand why someone would paint a Faema replica blue, either.

Maybe Lynn made q mistake in linking photos.
No mistake. Same frame. Fork is different and I do still have the original fork. The Faema finish had major problems. Believe me the drive side was the good side. And I did not like it as much as the Azzuro Cobalto of the same year. To each his own.
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I think I remember asking you if you wanted to sell the flat fork crown fork once upon a time.

I am a huge Faema fan. I currently have three bikes in that livery. Yes, to each their own. Lovely repaint, regardless.
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That was tricky, since the forks obviously are different.
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Originally Posted by jan nikolajsen
That was tricky, since the forks obviously are different.
Agreed, it shouldn't be a quiz.

I do think the repaint looks as good as an original, though.
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Originally Posted by Old Fat Guy
Agreed, it shouldn't be a quiz.

I do think the repaint looks as good as an original, though.
There was a quiz?

Paint by Southwest Frameworks in Dallas. It is actually not the correct color. More sapphire than cobalt blue. But it grew on me.
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