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May I introduce my new friend Eddy?

Old 09-03-14, 12:10 PM
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May I introduce my new friend Eddy?

We've only had a couple of very brief rides, so I know I like him, but not sure yet he will become a best friend. Needs a couple of mods (such as much narrower bars). I've never had a 'low countries' bike. The slight glow around the bike in a couple of my pics is not poor photography, it's Eddy's aura, fresh from 1986.



Never had a bike with fork completely chromed. Brakes are better than the Deltas from similar era.


Love the aero post


Drivetrain doesn't have a scratch


even came with Campy Omega rims on Record hubs


edit: a big shout out to Eschwl for his assist in assembling the EM. The Seattle C&V folks are waay beyond just a bunch of nice guys. Thanks Bill.
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Old 09-03-14, 12:25 PM
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Uitstekende!
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Old 09-03-14, 12:32 PM
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A C-Record era Myrckx. Just about the bees knees. Enjoy.
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Old 09-03-14, 12:41 PM
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Old 09-03-14, 03:07 PM
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nicest bike i've ever laid hands on.

the drivetrain just fascinates. so functionally beautiful. perfection. i love the way it even sounds.

hope to see the two of you again, stuart.
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What's not to like? Freekin gorgeous.
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Terrific bike! Perfect just the was he is.
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Holy wow - beautiful bike!
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Beautiful! Enjoy!
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wow. just wow.
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That bike is gorgeous. I love the chrome fork and stays - love the aura. I'm imagining the gear clicks as I write this.
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"Best friend," hell. You should be sleeping with that.
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Beautiful, but you just ruined it for all your other bikes. Past, present and future.
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Old 09-03-14, 05:22 PM
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Schone fiets

Utterly beautiful, well done: great score!
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Shiny!

And if this means you've fallen out of love with that lovely DeRosa of yours, well... call me.

But seriously, remind me to drag out the Belleri bars I have from an 80's Trek when you come out this way, they're pretty narrow and not especially deep on the drops and may be about right for your Eddie.
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What a great year and bike.
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Welkom Eddy!
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Thanx for making me turn the brightness down on my screen. Now go out and burn the asphalt with that beast.
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Beautiful! IMHO these were the best looking and best performing brake ever made.

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Thanks all.
I took a w/e driving/riding vacation with Eddy. Rode a limited number of miles each of the 3 days, as I indulged other traveling interests. It had nothing to do with my endurance. It rides smooth as butter, but with tall headtube, wide bars and 25mm tubulars, it felt more 'sport touring' rather than 'almost racy'. That's not bad just unexpected.
Time to get serious about narrower bars and riding with narrower tires.
Here's Eddy at Shi Shi Beach, west of Neah Bay, Olympic Peninsula, Washington State.
The Extraordinary Shi Shi Beach | Olympic Peninsula



Yes, I carried it from the road for the beach pic.
Below is Cape Alava sunset. The westernmost point in the lower 48.



Makah Indian Museum - the front door.

OOOpps, rotated for my artistic preference.
I'll stop.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
Beautiful! IMHO these were the best looking and best performing brake ever made.
Strong recommendation, coming from an expert lover of Italian.
The components do look sooo nice.
Still deciding what to do with this frame.

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Originally Posted by sloar View Post
Beautiful, but you just ruined it for all your other bikes. Past, present and future.
If (nearly) flawless silver BLING rules, you are right. Otherwise, I'm not so sure. Everything is a trade-off. I'm leaning toward making Eddy a workhorse and saving the Bling for racy Italian.
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Thanks all.
I took a w/e driving/riding vacation with Eddy. Rode a limited number of miles each of the 3 days, as I indulged other traveling interests. It had nothing to do with my endurance. It rides smooth as butter, but with tall headtube, wide bars and 25mm tubulars, it felt more 'sport touring' rather than 'almost racy'. That's not bad just unexpected.
Time to get serious about narrower bars and riding with narrower tires.
Here's Eddy at Shi Shi Beach, west of Neah Bay, Olympic Peninsula, Washington State.
The Extraordinary Shi Shi Beach | Olympic Peninsula



Yes, I carried it from the road for the beach pic.
Below is Cape Alava sunset. The westernmost point in the lower 48.


Camping just at/off the beach. A warm and calm night - priceless.


Makah Indian Museum - the front door.

OOopps, rotated for my artistic preference.

I'll stop.
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Old 09-08-14, 11:23 PM
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hey, you were up near the northwesternmost point of the l48, cape flattery and tatoosh island.

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Originally Posted by eschlwc View Post
hey, you were up near the northwesternmost point of the l48, cape flattery and tatoosh island.

I was there too. On Sunday. During helo ops on Tatoosh.

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