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Old 11-11-11, 11:27 PM
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Long overdue pictures of some of my bikes (long / lots of pics)

I finally found my camera charger and had a few minutes to snap some pictures. I've only had crummy iphone pictures for the last few months and haven't been able to do these bikes justice.

Eddy Merckx MX Leader. This bike is way out of my league... Campagnolo alloy 10s components, mostly Chorus and Record with Campagnolo Sydney 2000 wheels.
Album here.






Next up is my all time favorite. Independend Fabrication Planet X. I don't see myself ever parting with this frame, I hope to get it properly refinished in the near future and build it up right with Campagnolo 10 or 11. Right now it's built as my "D2R2" dirt road workhorse. I beat the crap out of this thing and it eats up the miles.



We got caught miles from home in our first snow storm a few weeks ago. 3"+ on the road by the time we got home!


This is my Reynolds 653 Eddy Merckx Century, purchased recently from a member here. My original plan was to sell off the C-Record group to fund modern Campagnolo. I'm having second thoughts now and I'm not sure what its future is... trying to pay for grad school myself and can't justify building up another steel Merckx road bike right now.
Album here.


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Old 11-12-11, 07:39 AM
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Nice collection.

Good to see that they're being "properly used", to boot!
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Great to see your bikes Alex, thank for sharing. Hope to see them and you on the road sometime soon.

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Old 11-12-11, 08:21 AM
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Nice bikes, not my size, now if there were some 58cm's around.....
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very nice bikes. Cool, non standard colours too, especially on that first merckx!
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I LOVE that IF...wow that's sweet!
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I LOVE that IF...wow that's sweet!
+1 thats my style right there! Nice rides.
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Nice looking rides!

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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
I LOVE that IF...wow that's sweet!
Agreed.

I've been passively searching for one.

I've been riding out to the local cross races this fall, and I'm strong enough again to try one.

Heck, half the guys in the cat4s aren't any chubbier than I am.
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I love the black "Century." I really wanted a Merckx with c record on it so I put one together. I'm jealous that you got one in black with a nice group.

Here is mine:


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I would love an Indy Fab CX bike... Some of my fabvorite frames made today.
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Agreed.

I've been passively searching for one.

I've been riding out to the local cross races this fall, and I'm strong enough again to try one.

Heck, half the guys in the cat4s aren't any chubbier than I am.
It's one of the few I'd still buy, but there's little danger of that as they always go much higher than I can afford. Maybe in 20 years
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Thanks for the compliments and all the love you're giving the IF. It has a few minor rust issues and the cable stops on the top tube are a little mangled so I want to get it refinished. I was tempted to get it painted in the reverse scheme, orange paint/green panels with the new style decals but I'm having second thoughts. The block-style decals are definitely going to stay but I'm not sure what I want to do with the paint. I'm also liking the Kirk inspired light blue/orange combo. It won't be any time soon so I have lots of time to agonize about it more and change my mind, any thoughts?
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Originally Posted by 4Rings6Stars View Post
Thanks for the compliments and all the love you're giving the IF. It has a few minor rust issues and the cable stops on the top tube are a little mangled so I want to get it refinished. I was tempted to get it painted in the reverse scheme, orange paint/green panels with the new style decals but I'm having second thoughts. The block-style decals are definitely going to stay but I'm not sure what I want to do with the paint. I'm also liking the Kirk inspired light blue/orange combo. It won't be any time soon so I have lots of time to agonize about it more and change my mind, any thoughts?
I really like what you have right now, but the Gulf inspired scheme is pretty hot.

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WHOA! There IS no substitute,
... for the 917.
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