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Old 06-30-14, 07:36 AM
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Another Merckx



Classic?
Still working out fit and details.
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Old 06-30-14, 07:46 AM
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Not a classic at all but a nice bike.
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Old 06-30-14, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
Not a classic at all but a nice bike.
Sorry.
It's a bridge between old steel 3 speeds and modern carbon for me!
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Old 06-30-14, 08:09 AM
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A Team SC is pretty classic, especially in the Domo Frites colours. Nice ride, I had one of these and it was super light.
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Old 06-30-14, 08:34 AM
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Oi! What's going on with that threadless stem??
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Old 06-30-14, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Chombi View Post
Oi! What's going on with that threadless stem??
YES! Ouch! Or put a flag on it.
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Old 06-30-14, 08:56 AM
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So what is it? Aluminium?


I would guess the steerer just has not been cut yet, note the hanging inner cables
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Old 06-30-14, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by SJX426 View Post
YES! Ouch! Or put a flag on it.
Please help me understand what I am doing wrong. This is still a work in progress.
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Old 06-30-14, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
So what is it? Aluminium?


I would guess the steerer just has not been cut yet, note the hanging inner cables
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It's Scandium, or at least has some in the mix.
It's still a work in progress and nothing has been cut. The frame is new old stock.
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Old 06-30-14, 09:17 AM
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It is made out of scandium, I guess it is a Team Scandium bike, officially. Here is a photo of mine which I stupidly sold.

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Old 06-30-14, 09:35 AM
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STS, I think that what folks are trying to say is that you either need to cut the steerer or you need to move the stem up closer to the top.
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Originally Posted by slowtostart View Post
Sorry.
It's a bridge between old steel 3 speeds and modern carbon for me!
With an integrated headset, threadless carbon steerer and obviously the components there is nothing classic about it. But yes it's a nice bike. I'd roll it.
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Originally Posted by photogravity View Post
STS, I think that what folks are trying to say is that you either need to cut the steerer or you need to move the stem up closer to the top.
Even I know that! I'm of the measure many times before cutting school. It will be cut after I decide how many spacer I'll leave on there to play with and I hope to have it out on the road this week. Did you notice that number holder under the top tube?

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Actually, no... I did not notice the number holder. I figured you were sizing the steerer, but it sure looks nutty sticking up that much above the stem alatmo.
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Since you're asking, it's not classic to me at all and I consider it firmly off topic. I hate the graphics, I have no interest in the frame material and it has Shimano parts I consider an affront to decency. Nothing is uglier than most modern Shimano cranks to me. That's an opinion, and classic is highly subjective. I don't consider this bike on topic at all all and this bike doesn't interest me at all, but I'm sure some others will consider it classic. I don't think department store bikes are on topic either, regardless of being old.

Post whatever you want - people are free to take it or leave it. In this case, since you asked, to me it's a leave it.
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Scamdium? HA I guess they saw you coming LOL
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Old 06-30-14, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by slowtostart View Post


Classic?
Still working out fit and details.
These are very nice framesets.

If you have the legs for it, they can fly.

Looks like a fun project!

Fwiw I have an Easton AL framed Merckx Alucross that I am riding the wheels off of this summer. Lots of cheap thrills.

Good luck and don't forget to post some pics when you are finished. You'll be all set once you cut the steerer and dial it in.

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Very nice.

I'm sure you're very proud of it. Justifiably so.
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Classic, in the "lugged and brazed" sense,no. But YES in the 90's legit Pro peloton ass kicker!! I love these bikes and along with Colnago C40/50's are the next "period" of classic pro race bikes. The prices on these are climbing and they ride and handle really well. Pro Aluminum bikes are the bomb and scandium bikes are a premium version.
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