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    Question Is This Eddy Merckx Worth $800?

    It's built with Reynolds 753 tubing and in pretty good shape.

    It's also in the Netherlands. It'll cost $150 to ship it across the pond.


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    Yes, even as frame only!
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    I'd certainly say so. 753 is the coolest in retro.
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    parts are a mishmash, but in answer to the question - yes, as the boneman says. the frame alone would be close to that.
    There's sometimes a buggy.
    How many drivers does a buggy have?

    One.

    So let's just say I'm drivin' this buggy...
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    If your serious about purchasing it, snag it while you can, before someone else "buys it now". You can morn the $ once its in your hands. Thats a good buy. I regret not buying one just like that in my size for $850 last year.

    The problem with posting items you are interested in on these forums is you risk drawing the attention of other interested parties. Like that Ciocc, the guy who bought it was heavy hitter, he buys alot. He thought nothing of spending that extra $30 or whatever to get it.

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    A tip/clue to is "specialness" is that small number tag loop under the top tube, towards the front of the bike, that usually only the top model racers had in the 80's. It kinda hints that it's sort of a limited production "team issue" model.
    Go for it! Just hope that the shipping costs won't be crazy from the Netherlands....
    Oops!, just noticed you noted it will cost $150 to ship. That's really not that bad....

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    I've owned two Corsa Extras.

    Nice riders.

    Decent enough deal. Why not!

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    If it were my size, I'd buy it!
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    I spotted that--good thing I'm broke...it's my size too.
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    Like that Ciocc, the guy who bought it was heavy hitter,

    Which Ciocc? I was watching a Ciocc w/Columbus EL on the bay the other day. Was that the one?

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    The Merckx is my size. If it were painted in Motorola or 7-Eleven team colors I'd be really tempted. But Team Kelme doesn't really work for me. (Funny how paint matters.) But it's a nice bike that likely rides really well.

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    Funny you should say that, I feel the same way. Team Kelme colors just never appealed to me the way the 7-11, Motorola, Telekom, or especially Panasonic and Hitachi did. Those were super looking bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aptivaboy View Post
    Like that Ciocc, the guy who bought it was heavy hitter,

    Which Ciocc? I was watching a Ciocc w/Columbus EL on the bay the other day. Was that the one?
    Yeah, the red Ciocc.


    I was seriously thinking about getting it but decided not to.

    Of course, it was my size too.
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    I was really tempted but decided not to as I prefer lugged frames. It all worked out, as waiting netted me a ream issue Team Z Lemond.

    For the thread starter, go for it. I have a 753 Merckx, and its noticeably lighter than my SLX frames. I have to think that you'll love it. If you can reasonably afford it and the Merckx 753 is one of your Grail Bikes, then you know what you need to do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aptivaboy View Post
    I was really tempted but decided not to as I prefer lugged frames. It all worked out, as waiting netted me a ream issue Team Z Lemond.

    For the thread starter, go for it. I have a 753 Merckx, and its noticeably lighter than my SLX frames. I have to think that you'll love it. If you can reasonably afford it and the Merckx 753 is one of your Grail Bikes, then you know what you need to do!

    The dude emailed me and said he found out that the frame isn't a Reynolds 753.
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    That changes things. At least he told you.
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