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WAZZUBIKER 06-23-11 10:42 PM

Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra components
 
I recently bought a 1985 Corsa Extra that came with a bunch of misc. parts. Mavic cranks, Shimano 600 sti shifters, Ultegra rear d. Dura Ace front d etc.. The previous owner had changed out pretty much the original groupo. I was wondering if anyone knew what components these bikes originally came with? I want to restore this bike to be period specific. Thanks!

miamijim 06-24-11 12:56 AM

1985?

Could have had anything but more than likely had a version of Campys Record components. Nuovo Record, Super Record, New Dura Ace. They're all good.

bobbycorno 06-24-11 10:11 AM

+1 Any high-end mid-80s components would be appropriate. Merckxes (just like most other high-end frames) weren't sold as complete bikes, so it's pretty much whatever you want to use.

SP
Bend, OR

vjp 06-24-11 10:25 AM

I have 6 speed Dura Ace 7400 on my mid 80's EM Professional and it is wicked! Suits the bike, works fantastic and is bomb proof.

vjp

miamijim 06-24-11 10:27 AM


Originally Posted by bobbycorno (Post 12834838)
Merckxes (just like most other high-end frames) weren't sold as complete bikes, so it's pretty much whatever you want to use.
SP
Bend, OR

I'm not sure what year this catalog is but Merckx did offer complete bikes....autographed by EM!!

http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/r...erckx/EMC1.jpg
http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/r...erckx/EMC9.jpg
http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/r...rckx/EMC10.jpg

gomango 06-24-11 10:53 AM


Originally Posted by vjp (Post 12834904)
I have 6 speed Dura Ace 7400 on my mid 80's EM Professional and it is wicked! Suits the bike, works fantastic and is bomb proof.

vjp

Agreed.

I have 7400 on a Pogliaghi. Early not 90s and a fun bike.

I also have 7400 on a De Rosa Professional. Great bike.

Wicked is an apt term for both of these.

gomango 06-24-11 10:54 AM


Originally Posted by miamijim (Post 12834910)

Yes, a fun example, but certainly an outlier.

longbeachgary 06-24-11 11:49 AM


Originally Posted by WAZZUBIKER (Post 12833239)
I recently bought a 1985 Corsa Extra that came with a bunch of misc. parts. Mavic cranks, Shimano 600 sti shifters, Ultegra rear d. Dura Ace front d etc.. The previous owner had changed out pretty much the original groupo. I was wondering if anyone knew what components these bikes originally came with? I want to restore this bike to be period specific. Thanks!

Great find. Have you posted photos yet?

WAZZUBIKER 06-24-11 02:45 PM

I am at work now but will try and post some pics when I get home.

WAZZUBIKER 06-25-11 09:22 PM

Here is a pic of it stripped down a little.
http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/s...yMerckx001.jpg

It came with Shimano 600 sti shifters, an Ultregra rear d, and a Dura Ace front d. The crank is Mavic. The shifters in this pic are some Simplex retrofriction that I had laying around. The wheels are Campagnolo Ypsilon rims with Dura Ace hubs. The Bars are not shown in this pic but are Cinelli Giro D Italia. I will try and post more pics of it when its properly built up.

GrayJay 06-25-11 09:50 PM

If you can forgo sti, I think that completing a mavic build would look great.

longbeachgary 06-26-11 10:18 AM

That's very nice. Love the partially chromed forks.


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