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    Eddy Merckx Vintage Bicycle

    WHATS YOUR FAVORITE VINTAGE EDDY MERCKX BICYCLE AND WHY?

    So Ive been looking at some old eddy merckx vintage bikes and love to see that a lot of people really used to like them back in the day. There are also so many different color schemes from old teams and production years that it would be great to research on which ones were the most esteem.*

    Please share your thoughts! And pics if you own a vintage EM bike.*

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aellaguno View Post
    Please share your thoughts! And pics if you own a vintage EM bike. Cheers!
    I'm a fan of the mid-80s SLX frames. I've owned 2 Corsa Extras.

    Here's the current one. It has been repainted by CyclArt, so not a classic with original paint. Waiting for the perfect size in 7-11 colors.

    Eddy Merckx Vintage Bicycle-win_20151218_09_28_41_pro-2-.jpg

    From original owner with factory paint.
    Eddy Merckx Vintage Bicycle-em-before-repaint2.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by SantaCruz View Post
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    nice build. who did it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    nice build. who did it?
    I bolted most stuff on, Jeff strung it up, if I remember.
    or Matt, or Tim, or Mark.

    We should ride. save the beer til the end.

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    Seats not level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Lauridsen View Post
    Seats not level.
    What's a seat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SantaCruz View Post
    I bolted most stuff on...
    looks like the one i built for you: chorus seatpost, veloce calipers, nuovo record gearing and brake levers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    looks like the one i built for you: chorus seatpost, veloce calipers, nuovo record gearing and brake levers...
    Could be. You know how I forget everything, it's gotten worse.

    Was it a trick question in the 1st place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SantaCruz View Post
    Could be. You know how I forget everything, it's gotten worse.

    Was it a trick question in the 1st place?
    There have been a few framesets built up since the Merckx, so they get fuzzy as to what was done by whom. The Batavus and Zeus had to be straightened at frame and fork first - then the part search for unusual stuff. All very confusing but fun to ride in the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SantaCruz View Post
    Was it a trick question in the 1st place?
    i'd say, more "prideful." (notice the emoji. )
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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    i'd say, more "prideful." (notice the emoji. )
    Went right over my head -------- whewwwwwwww!

    In your honour (and back on topic = EM), mor better pics.

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    The 'seat' is the thing on top of the seat post, which is the thing that's inserted into the top of the seat tube.

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    I notice the seat ( saddle) is level now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlb1918 View Post
    The 'seat' is the thing on top of the seat post, which is the thing that's inserted into the top of the seat tube.
    And all these years I thought a 'seat' was on a Recumbent, which usually has NO seat pin, and NO seat tube. And I thought diamond frame bicycles had saddles. Next time I go horseback riding I'll "seat up" before mounting my steed.



    edit: Where have all the Merckx's gone?, long time passing. Where have all the Merckx's gone? from a long long time ago............

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    I wanted an Eddy Merckx back in the early 1990's. I test rode a used one, but the buyer decided to keep it after I offered to buy it. I went high tech instead and bought a Kestrel 200 Sci.

    Several years ago I was goofing off at work looking at Merckx frames on ebay. This frame kept popping up for $700. It was a Corsa 01 (1996). It had been repainted (one strike for the purists), and had a carbon fork (strike 2). The third time it went up, I bought it. When it showed up, it was in pristine shape. Not a scratch or a ding. I bought a shiny Campy Athena group and had some shiny wheels custom made that resembled Campy Shamals back in the 90's (when things were pretty and shiny). It's a great riding bike. And beautiful.
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    How rare is the 10th anniversary EM? Which frame is harder to find, the TSX or the SLX version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aellaguno View Post
    How rare is the 10th anniversary EM? Which frame is harder to find, the TSX or the SLX version?
    I would think TSX. Here's a nice one on ebay, with an equally nice price. Frankly, I think the Deda zero uno frames were the best ones to come out of that factory, but then again, I won one so I'm a little biased.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Eddy-Merckx...cAAOSwao1a9fVH


    I found a 1990 Merckx catalogue. Looks like the 10-th anniversary was a TSX bike, didn't come in SLX

    Eddy Merckx 1990 Catalog ~ tears for gears

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    Thatís pricy for the frame...

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    The three I still own.







    Also like the early Kelme bikes a lot

    Sold this one



    Also sold a Weinman and a blue Reynolds 753

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    ^ nice pics!
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    It's amazing how many teams rode EM bikes. Aside from the big TDF contenders like 7-11 and Deutsche Telecom, there's all these smaller teams that rode them as well.

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    Those are great looking bikes! They look pristine too...are you planning on building them to ride or just to hang on the wall?

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    Built up the 711 and Motorola and rode them a bit. Molteni MXL still mothballed. Might take the 711 and Motorola back apart and put all three frames on the wall room (though wife may have a say in this). The Motorola is really pristine, the other two have a few miles but still look good.

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