Merckx MX Leader Cable Guides
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    Merckx MX Leader Cable Guides

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    Hello , I just bought an MX Leader " New Old Stock"
    It's on the way from the Netherlands.

    I have not seen one like this before , the derailleur cable guides are missing from the downtube and appear to be on the headtube ? Unless I'm missing something ?

    I scoured the forum amongst the impressive Merckx collection from the distinguished owners in this sub-category , but I could not find any like it . Anyone seen this type of frame setup?

    Its probably getting the Motorola paint job .
    Thanks
    Joe C

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    Lots of builders put cable stops for the derailleur cables on the head tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinelli 82220 View Post
    Lots of builders put cable stops for the derailleur cables on the head tube.
    yes, yes they do.
    the question was more a long the lines of if anyone has seen a merckx with the cable stops on the headtube vs the downtube. i have looked at 100's of pics of mx leaders online but can't find a matching frame. the only thing i can think of is that the frame size was small enough that running cable stops on the downtube was to severe a bend for that geometry; its a strange departure from the other 2004 MX leaders. the serial # checks out, maybe its someones abandoned custom?

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    might be due to smaller frame size or a custom order
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    still not figgering on biggering

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