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Old 08-12-2017, 07:11 AM
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PSA: Merckx 7Eleven Andy Hampsten?

This Merckx popped up on today's CL search. It has an Andy Hampsten decal on the top tube and Wolber decals on the seat stays, like a team bike. I don't think Andy rode a 57 though. Most likely a team replica that Merckx offered in the early 90's, but still nice.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ws...258964687.html

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Old 08-12-2017, 08:14 AM
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That seems like a very very good buy at $1000!
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:28 AM
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Hmm... the size looks like was right but no tab number, the only person that can tell if is the right bike is Hamsten himself. BTW EM made zillions of those frames aswell. Nice bike tho.
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:46 AM
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As Ultra stated, it should probably have a number hanger on it if it was an actual team bike. Regardless, as Camchris stated, this seems like a fantastic deal! Someone here should jump on it.

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Old 08-12-2017, 11:56 AM
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Beauty! Is that 8 speed Shimano?
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:59 PM
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So much not LA but cool find
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:28 PM
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As has been pointed out, there's no number tag which betrays it as a legitimate bike ridden by Andy. Also, it has a pump peg; never seen on pro road bikes.

The bike looks awful clean; too clean to have been ridden like a tool of the pros.

No telling what tubing was used as we don't see a tubing decal. The price could be low because the frame is made with lower tiered tubing.

The price is fair but considering the chain is not fully on the chainring in the photos, and the grammar/content of the post, I'd not trust the seller. Look elsewhere.
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As has been pointed out, there's no number tag which betrays it as a legitimate bike ridden by Andy. Also, it has a pump peg; never seen on pro road bikes.



The bike looks awful clean; too clean to have been ridden like a tool of the pros.



No telling what tubing was used as we don't see a tubing decal. The price could be low because the frame is made with lower tiered tubing.



The price is fair but considering the chain is not fully on the chainring in the photos, and the grammar/content of the post, I'd not trust the seller. Look elsewhere.


1990 Merckx catalog shows the 7Eleven replica as a Columbus TSX tubeset, gold Columbus decal visible in pics.
All my best deals came from sellers with poor grammar/writing skills.


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Old 08-12-2017, 09:45 PM
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Looks like the dude changed the listing to a EM bike only. A flipper trying to cash out a barn find or something?
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Old 08-13-2017, 09:43 PM
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fwiw...if it fits, it's a nice example!

proper derosa-style fork crown, chrome of course.

and the drool-worthy full chrome rear triangle.

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Old 08-13-2017, 10:00 PM
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Bargain price for an iconic bike.
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Old 08-13-2017, 10:05 PM
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Anyone live nearby that wants to take a look for me??
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:16 PM
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Not sure if this will help any, but looking it up I came across this. Article/specs for AH's Gavia bike.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/...-giro-ditalia/

Critical measurements:

Rider's height: 1.75m (5' 9")
Rider's weight: 62kg (136lb) (during '88 Giro d'Italia)
Saddle height, from BB (c-t): 753mm
Saddle setback (ask mechanic): 48mm
Seat tube length, c-t: 565mm
Seat tube length, c-c: 555mm
Tip of saddle nose to C of bars (next to stem): 570mm
Saddle-to-bar drop (vertical): 85mm
Head tube length: 140mm
Top tube length: 565mm
Total bicycle weight: 8.93kg (19.69lb), w/o pedals
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