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Old 07-08-2016, 10:45 PM
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Old 07-08-2016, 11:40 PM
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Chorus 11+ Or late record 10 with ut cranks and carbon derailleur cages.

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Old 07-11-2016, 11:58 AM
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Couldn't pass up a complete 6800 groupset for $470 from Ribble. I may upgrade to Campy down the road when I have a bigger budget to get Chorus or Record.
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Old 07-11-2016, 04:35 PM
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FNG is the color scheme of this bike. It was not a team. I've always assumed it stood for "F*cking New Guy" since only a new guy would paint a bicycle charcoal with pink and real accents.
Ha!

C'mon, wasn't it the 90's?...***** like this was all the rage!
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Old 07-11-2016, 04:57 PM
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6800 could look good on this bike. All it needs is box section rims and traditional bend bars...

And c'mon, guys, this is the single best Merckx color scheme, IMHO.
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Old 07-13-2016, 04:32 PM
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Couldn't pass up a complete 6800 groupset for $470 from Ribble. I may upgrade to Campy down the road when I have a bigger budget to get Chorus or Record.
No need to apologize. These bikes look good dressed in whatever.
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Old 07-15-2016, 09:05 AM
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I am obsessed with this frame. This exact frame! I settled for a dark green version which has almost the same accent colors. I figured it was a very close second to a frame I may never get the chance to buy (this one, yes 58cm).

It is my understanding that this is a 1997 as Christian said (FNG). I found this image a few months ago although I'm not sure what I searched.



Considering that I recommend building it up with full record 9 speed
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Old 07-15-2016, 09:45 AM
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I am obsessed with this frame. This exact frame! I settled for a dark green version which has almost the same accent colors. I figured it was a very close second to a frame I may never get the chance to buy (this one, yes 58cm).

It is my understanding that this is a 1997 as Christian said (FNG). I found this image a few months ago although I'm not sure what I searched.



Considering that I recommend building it up with full record 9 speed
I have looked far and failed to find a good catalog scan, so thank you!

I'll let you know if I ever decide to sell, for sure.
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Old 07-26-2016, 06:57 PM
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Any chance this needs a 27.0 seatpost? I can't get my 27.2 Nitto/SimWorks in.
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Old 07-26-2016, 07:06 PM
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Any chance this needs a 27.0 seatpost? I can't get my 27.2 Nitto/SimWorks in.
Mine was a 27.2.
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Old 07-26-2016, 08:46 PM
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Any chance this needs a 27.0 seatpost? I can't get my 27.2 Nitto/SimWorks in.
I know nothing about this Merckx model, but in my Italian steel frame from the 90's I had all sorts of trouble installing a Nitto Jaguar seatpost, and when I tried with a Thomson it went right in. Both were 27.2, by the way.
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Old 07-26-2016, 09:22 PM
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I've also tried a Kalloy and Thomson of the same measurement with no luck. I wonder if the seat tube hasn't been pinched a little where it splits near the seatpost binder.
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Old 07-27-2016, 01:50 AM
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Definetly 27.2

No doubt on 27.2...


Your new frame really wanted Campy so it refusing any Japanese componentry...

Try a 27.2 ti record or Chorus post, and you will be fine!
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Old 07-27-2016, 01:21 PM
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James, I have a 27.0 Ritchey at my house if you want to try it out for size.
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Old 08-03-2016, 11:51 PM
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My '92 MX Leader (Motorola Team) takes a 27.0 seatpost. It came with a 27.2 but it was nearly impossible to get out. Even the 27.0 is tight. I have a Dura Ace gruppo on mine.
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