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The Eddy Merckx w/ photos

Old 12-06-06, 04:44 PM
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The Eddy Merckx w/ photos

just finished my EM project. Its pretty much all D/A 7400 era parts except the cranks and BB which had to be replaced. Its super fast and stiff (SLX steel). enjoy the show. thanks for looking.

it helps if you have a higher screen resolution the images are large.

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https://cole-emde.com/eddy
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I'd ride it.
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Very nice. Congratulations!
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I owned the exact same bike in the early 90s, except that it had the blue chevrons rather than the red. Nicest riding bike I've ever owned and it fit me like a glove. Hope to find one again some day.
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needs white bar tape. otherwise, magnifico.
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Originally Posted by rufus
needs white bar tape. otherwise, magnifico.
nah, i was going to put white on but white gets way to dirty. i've road twice and the hood are already showing dark spots. I think i might go with white and red next time around.
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What kind of bar tape is on the bike? Sweet ride by the way.
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Cole, looks great. How is winter in SF? Nicer than Chicago?
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What kind of bar tape is on the bike? Sweet ride by the way.
stella Azzurra the good quality stuff.

https://www.gearlink.com/itemMatrix.a...&Source=Google

there is also another thread about what bar tape is best some people don't like this tape but i love it. Deda is what everyone else is recommending .
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