Merckx Century TSX Team Kelme...resurrected
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    Merckx Century TSX Team Kelme...resurrected

    Here is my attempt to liven things up on this group with some Merckx eye candy. This is my early 90s Team Kelme Century TSX, recently resurrected with Record 10 speed carbon gruppo. My main ride is a carbon frame these days but every time I ride this beauty I am reminded of the unmistakable and unbeatable feel of steel. Enjoy!
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    Really pretty! Thanks for posting this Merckx, it really will make me get my act together and finish mine. Here is a pic from a month or two ago.



    I couldn't afford all Record components, so I have a mix of new 2009 Centaur, Daytona, and some Record components as well. I'll post mine in a week or two when it is finished.

    You have an incredible bike. How did you find your Team Kelme?

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    lovely

    always loved that livery

    my wife was speechless as well
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    still not figgering on biggering

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    got the same bike with dura ace 740x sti group. got it posted on the show your merckx thread.

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    lovely

    Great bike. I found myself riding my 90's Team Stuttgart Corsa and Molteni Orange 753 Professional more than my Trek Madone so I sold the Madone. I don't really miss it. (plus it gives me more room for another Merckx.....)
    Quote Originally Posted by em3
    Here is my attempt to liven things up on this group with some Merckx eye candy. This is my early 90s Team Kelme Century TSX, recently resurrected with Record 10 speed carbon gruppo. My main ride is a carbon frame these days but every time I ride this beauty I am reminded of the unmistakable and unbeatable feel of steel. Enjoy!
    EM3

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    heres the pic:


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    awesome bike by the way. very jealous of the campy stuff. maybe one of these days.

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    Quill-ahead adapter

    Which one did you use? That's one of the cleanest TSX Merckx's I've seen using newer components. Personally, I'd drop the crank for an all alloy Record and same for the post but admitedly, the carbon goes well in the paint scheme. Nicely done.
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    Here's a quick pic from last winter of my Century. Love these pics of this livery, as it is one of my favorites.




    The changes this summer included a Campy Chorus seatpost and Veloflex Paves.

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    very nice. how common are these bikes? i haven't seen any around in the l.a. area (therefore pretty stoked to have one and feel privileged to be apart of the club). also.. the original team kelme's were campagnolo with the delta brakes correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by macchio
    very nice. how common are these bikes? i haven't seen any around in the l.a. area (therefore pretty stoked to have one and feel privileged to be apart of the club). also.. the original team kelme's were campagnolo with the delta brakes correct?
    I'm in the L.A. area

    Picked this up a few months ago off of CL in Nor Cal

    Kept it pretty period-correct (other than the saddle)

    It's got the Deltas
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mapearso
    I'm in the L.A. area

    Picked this up a few months ago off of CL in Nor Cal

    Kept it pretty period-correct (other than the saddle)

    It's got the Deltas


    I should say saddle and stem.

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    Being a fellow Kelme frame owner I have to say nice looking frame but I'm not sure about the handlebars or stem.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodWine
    Being a fellow Kelme frame owner I have to say nice looking frame but I'm not sure about the handlebars or stem.

    not sure what's so confusing?

    Ill grant you the stem ain't quite right... but need em for the right fit / position

    the scott drop-in handlebars are period, and are keepers

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    Having returned to cycling a few years ago after a 20yr gap, I guess I missed out on Scott Drop In bars.
    I thought they were some crazy touring setup but it seems Lemond/Armstrong used them in the early 90's.
    I don't ride much down in the drops so they're probably not for me, but each to their own.
    Anyway I'm no longer confused


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    good looking ride

    Quote Originally Posted by Mapearso
    I should say saddle and stem.
    nice score, looks my size as well
    makes me regret not perusing CL more
    then again I don't really have any more room but Kelme has always looked nice to me
    Bars are period, I never liked the way they look but to each their own
    congrats
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    still not figgering on biggering

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