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Old 05-18-2019, 03:13 PM
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Merckx Corsa Extra, restored.

Looks like a sweetie. Someone's going to get a nice one.
That someone ended up being me.

Now please buy my Grade so I don't get in further trouble with the boss/CFO/SWMBO
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Old 05-18-2019, 03:23 PM
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Not mine and not really a big bike (58) but here's the Holy Grail, a 585 in orange.

Pickup only in Alexandria.

The. Best. Riding. Bike. Ever. Period.
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Old 05-18-2019, 03:29 PM
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That someone ended up being me. ...
Congratulations! Have you had a Merckx before?
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Old 05-18-2019, 04:25 PM
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Congratulations! Have you had a Merckx before?
A Litespeed Merckx ti for a brief moment.

Looking forward to this one. I will probably go restomod but we'll see!
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Old 05-18-2019, 06:08 PM
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That someone ended up being me.

Now please buy my Grade so I don't get in further trouble with the boss/CFO/SWMBO
Great deal. Congrats. Can't really lose money at that price.
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Old 05-18-2019, 06:15 PM
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You are in for a very welcome surprise. I look forward to your build process and ultimate impression.

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Old 05-20-2019, 12:48 PM
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Eroica-ready Gitane?

Not a Paceline staple, but interesting.

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/d...893096545.html
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Old 05-22-2019, 07:28 AM
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Saw this at the bottom of the Armstrong/Caloi link.

Merckx 10th Anniversary.
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Old 05-22-2019, 02:26 PM
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25" Bruce Gordon on DC CL: https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/...886382218.html.
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Old 05-22-2019, 03:52 PM
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italian columbus steel guerciotti road bike - $585 (framingham)

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bi...894689873.html

no relation. studded saddle sides is... interesting! wild rig.
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Old 05-22-2019, 04:12 PM
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Not all super-huge, but in the 61cm-25-inch ballpark. Several fairly special bikes, so I thought the might be worth outing here. Prices and sizes are in the album description if you click "Show More".

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmyoi2Pm
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Old 05-24-2019, 05:43 PM
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The first, stock ride made me remember how much I hate those old Cinelli bars and Campy levers. Swapped out a 42cm Ritchey WCS ergo and Cane Creek levers. Will try the new setup tomorrow.

I have to say, though, that the frame was surprisingly snappy for SLX. More so than the Bianchi or my old DeBernardi. If they are/were steel sedans, this seems like a steel sports car.
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Old 05-24-2019, 06:17 PM
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Not all super-huge, but in the 61cm-25-inch ballpark. Several fairly special bikes, so I thought the might be worth outing here. Prices and sizes are in the album description if you click "Show More".

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmyoi2Pm


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Old 05-28-2019, 02:31 AM
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probably abp but Serotta Nove with a short top tube for you trex types:

https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2565478/

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Old 05-28-2019, 01:50 PM
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The first, stock ride made me remember how much I hate those old Cinelli bars and Campy levers. Swapped out a 42cm Ritchey WCS ergo and Cane Creek levers. Will try the new setup tomorrow.

I have to say, though, that the frame was surprisingly snappy for SLX. More so than the Bianchi or my old DeBernardi. If they are/were steel sedans, this seems like a steel sports car.
I'm in the same predicament, frameset should arrive tomorrow and I was hoping to use a Merckx panto 26.4 stem I have, but after trying some 64s and 66s in preparation they're a definite no-go. Hoping I stumble across a set of Cinelli Eubios ergo bends, if not it'll be modern as you've done.

I've owned a number of SL, SP, SLX & SPX frames over the years and my current Merckx ('88 w/ SL) is the only one that was in any way special, and it doesn't fit particularly well. Hoping the new one will be just as inspiring (and fit better of course).
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