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07-13-17, 04:11 PM
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Posted By gomango

Lovely bike. I bet you just love it. ...

Lovely bike.

I bet you just love it.

Thanks for sharing. :)
09-28-13, 04:40 AM
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Posted By gomango

Thanks, it's a fun bike. Stiff does not...

Thanks, it's a fun bike.

Stiff does not begin to describe this frameset.

But tire pressure transforms the ride!

That's the trick.

I usually find myself riding Small Block 8s in the 700x35...
09-15-13, 06:28 AM
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Posted By gomango

Thanks! I wasn't looking for a new cross...

Thanks!

I wasn't looking for a new cross bike this fall, but it popped up on our local CL at a very good price.

The previous owner sunk a bunch of money into it and the frameset looks nos in...
09-14-13, 06:58 PM
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Posted By gomango

The Merckx rides like a really stiff aluminum...

The Merckx rides like a really stiff aluminum bicycle, if you know what I mean.

I like stiff off-road though.

Stiff stays, stiff bb shell.

Good power transfer, especially hammering through...
09-14-13, 06:53 PM
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Posted By gomango

I'll post pics of my friend's All City/Fulton...

I'll post pics of my friend's All City/Fulton Nature Boy Zona team bike in a bit.

He uses Oryxs, but he doesn't plan on using brakes very often. :)

Maybe I'll toss on some 720s and Kool Stops...
09-14-13, 06:20 PM
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Posted By gomango

Thanks! Gorgeous Merckx yourself. They...

Thanks!

Gorgeous Merckx yourself.

They ride great, don't they. :)
09-14-13, 06:18 PM
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Posted By gomango

Please do some research. :) All of those...

Please do some research. :)

All of those sound like good ideas.

I don't have a huge budget on the project, but the frame is worth it.

It handled single track, gravel, sand and some mud...
09-14-13, 06:09 PM
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Views: 84,996
Posted By gomango

Agreed. Start thinking about brakes, please....

Agreed.

Start thinking about brakes, please.

These stink. :(
09-14-13, 05:44 PM
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Posted By gomango

My Merckx Alu Cross on the trail today. SRAM...

My Merckx Alu Cross on the trail today.

SRAM till the snow flies, then on goes the Campy. :)

This bicycle is big time fun.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7403/9741555997_d19cb07c10_b.jpg
05-30-12, 06:34 AM
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Posted By gomango

Disagree. I think it looks great and I know...

Disagree.

I think it looks great and I know they ride incredibly well.

Stiff as all get out.

I'm always on the lookout for an Alu Cross.
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