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Old 05-15-14, 12:29 PM
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My newest build (Merckx content)

it looks like there's a lot of Merckx content in this forum lately but It's been a while since I acquired a C&V bike and I had to share it. I thought about building it period correct but I already have various bikes that are period correct so this is my semi modern bike now. It has Campy Record 10 speed group from about 2002 and Campagnolo Nucleon wheels with black hubs. Cinelli Grammo stem and Cinelli anatomic bars. The seat post is C-record but I kept it because I think it's one of the most beautiful parts Campagnolo ever built. I might change the seat post to carbon in the future but I'm happy with the way it looks right now.

Let me know what you think, I always wanted a Telekom Merckx

Here is a slide show if you are interested.
Merckx Telekom Slideshow by elguicho | Photobucket

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Old 05-15-14, 01:12 PM
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That's very nice!
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Old 05-15-14, 03:37 PM
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Really nice build and bike!

I have a Telekom liveried bike also although mine is a bit of an anomaly. It seems to be original paint but it is an '83 or '84 and it has the old EM logotype with the squared font. I got it from the Netherlands and it has as a number hanger so I thought that it might have been old stock and built up painted for a Telekom rider in the '90's although the old font is strange.
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Old 05-15-14, 04:14 PM
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This one is kind of a strange frame too. It is Columbus TSX which I haven't seen too many corsa extras made with. Also, it has campagnolo rear dropouts and Merckx front ones. At first I thought it might be a replacement fork but the serial number on the fork matches the frame.

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Old 05-15-14, 04:18 PM
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Yeah, very nice. Eddy did whatever Eddy wanted to do so it can be hard to tell what year a bike is. Plus he did custom builds so you never know what you're going to get.
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Old 05-15-14, 09:55 PM
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Lovely bicycle! I have lusted after the steel EM"s for a long time , admittedly I am naive to the differences in models. Being it's TSX would that be a early nineties frame?
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Very nice! I love the Telecom paint job, nice score. What size is it?
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Lovely Corsa Extra! I always liked this color scheme. Nice drivetrain too.
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Originally Posted by Fred Smedley View Post
Lovely bicycle! I have lusted after the steel EM"s for a long time , admittedly I am naive to the differences in models. Being it's TSX would that be a early nineties frame?
I'm assuming it is an early 90's frame since that's when TSX first came out, the serial number makes no sense to me. I guess since it has merckx dropouts only on the fork I would like to know when merckx bikes switch from campagnolo dropouts, this bike should be from around that year.

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Very nice! I love the Telecom paint job, nice score. What size is it?
It is 55 cm c-c for both seat tube and top tube.
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Old 05-16-14, 08:03 AM
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Beauty! Perhaps the nicest of the EM paint schemes.

How is the ride compared to the MX Leader?
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Beauty! Perhaps the nicest of the EM paint schemes.

How is the ride compared to the MX Leader?
I've only put 20+ miles on it but it is slightly less stiff than the MX leader but with less flex than my slx bikes. The MX leader is also more aggressive, made to be fast. Since most of my rides are more about distance than speed I think the corsa extra is a better fit for me.
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