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Old 09-25-2016, 06:19 PM
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1989 Merckx Corsa Extra

Finished building this up around 2-3 weeks ago and just got around to taking some photos on this rainy day. I've put around 200 miles on it so far and love it already.

1989 Merckx Corsa Extra Columbus SLX frame/fork
Campagnolo Record headset
Dura Ace 7700 9-speed groupset
105 5800 pedals
Dura Ace 7700 / H Plus Son TB-14 wheelset with Clement Strada LGG 25mm tires
Cinelli 1A 110mm stem / Giro D'Italia bars with Fizik tape
Thomson post / Flite 1990 saddle
King Iris Cages
Spurcycle bell




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Old 09-25-2016, 06:33 PM
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Sigh, that's gorgeous. Why is it that all other Paceliners are giants?
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Old 09-25-2016, 06:34 PM
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Wow, that looks beautiful!

You must be a big boy. What is that a 61 or 62?

Take it outside and take some more pictures against the garage door. We want more!
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Old 09-25-2016, 06:45 PM
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Wow, that looks beautiful!

You must be a big boy. What is that a 61 or 62?

Take it outside and take some more pictures against the garage door. We want more!
Thanks. The paint on the frame is actually pretty rough in spots but still looks great from a distance.

I'm 6'3" with a long torso and arms. By my rough measurements the frame is 62cm ST x 59cm TT, center to center.

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Old 09-26-2016, 08:37 AM
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That looks great, I never get tired of seeing a nice old Merckx.
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Old 09-26-2016, 08:57 AM
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Looks great!

I have a '89 Corsa Extra and it's by far my favorite best riding bike. I have several other bikes and I tend to ride this one the most.

Have fun with it.

Bob
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Old 10-13-2016, 06:56 PM
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Today at Mt. Bonnell. Really loving this bike.




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Old 10-13-2016, 08:52 PM
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That's a nice bike. Looking at it transports me back in time.
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Old 10-13-2016, 09:04 PM
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very handsome build! love the wheels!
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Old 10-13-2016, 10:53 PM
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She's beautiful. I am jealous.
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Old 10-14-2016, 10:05 AM
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Beautiful! Were you riding the bike on Shoal Creek earlier this week? If so, it looks sharp rolling down the road.

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Old 10-14-2016, 12:26 PM
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Beautiful! Were you riding the bike on Shoal Creek earlier this week? If so, it looks sharp rolling down the road.

Texbike
Yep, that was probably me! I live close to the north end of Shoal Ceek so I cruise up and down there all the time.
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Old 10-14-2016, 01:07 PM
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Way nice! Bet that thing weighs a ton, but it sure is pretty.

Wonder how many Corsa Extras Merckx would sell in a year if the company started making them again, just like this one. Heck, they could even use a larger diameter head tube and offer it with a 1 1/8 carbon fork, and I bet they'd still sell a bunch of them. Just paint 'em up with the classic color combos and watch them walk out of the factory. Factory-direct, could even sell them a bit cheaper.

Or is it the fact that these aren't made any more, that there is a finite number of them on the planet - is that what makes them so appreciated?
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Old 10-14-2016, 02:05 PM
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Since when does Austin, TX have mountains ??
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Old 10-14-2016, 02:44 PM
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Since when does Austin, TX have mountains ??
780 feet of grueling elevation
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