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Old 09-11-2018, 04:35 PM
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2017 carbon Merckx San Remo 76 with custom paint - frame/fork/seatpost/headset $750

Custom painted carbon Merckx San Remo 76 frameset

I purchased a black/anthracite/silver 2017 Merckx San Remo 76 frameset this past March. I was curious about the storied Merckx geometry and loved the unique, aero tube shapes that make this frame stand out from so many other brands.

I immediately painted it a McLaren color known as amethyst black. The paint is a deep, dark purple with metallic flecks. In the shade this frame appears almost black, while the color has some amazing pop in the sunlight. While there are no decals, as you can see in some photos the paint is a bit translucent which allows the Merckx logos on the downtube, fork legs and seattube to show through ever so slightly. A great stealth look that always gets comments.

Purple not your color? Not a problem as the 'paint' is Autoflex, a new generation, peelable paint product which combines a gloss topcoat with the color to give an amazing finish. Remove the paint & there is an unblemished, original frame to be found.

I've had the bike on the road since April and would estimate I've put 1500 miles on it (rotating amongst 3 other road bikes). The ride is stiff but not jarring or unforgiving. I've had no issues putting in long hours on this bike. Despite being billed as a sprinter's bike, its proven to be a great all-rounder...solid on broken pavement or gravel, stable on descents and has the nice snap out of the saddle only a carbon bike can deliver.

Frame is size L which equates to a 55.4mm top tube. Frame is pictured with Schwalbe ONE 28c tires mounted to Stan's rims (18-19mm internal width) which measure 30mm inflated. Geometry and link to original frame color here...
https://glorycycles.com/eddy-merckx-...racite-silver/

Asking $750 for the frame/fork/headset/seatpost and Campagnolo BB36 cups. I have the original shipping box, manual and (unsubmitted)warranty. Fork is uncut. Buyer responsible for the full shipping cost. (Sorry not to have photos of bare frame at this time). PM me with any questions.
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Old 09-13-2018, 09:35 AM
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details

To answer some inquiries, this frameset comes with a lifetime warranty which can be submitted by the new owner.
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:21 PM
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extensive review, video and frame color

here is the most detailed review I've found (note this review is the disc version not the rim brake version...which might explain the comments re weight)

https://gearinstitute.com/gear-revie...x-san-remo-76/

a video description with the black/silver rim brake frame in background

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjD8PhHyQ_g

And finally, photo of the original paint design if one chooses to peel off the custom autoflex color
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Old 09-16-2018, 10:20 AM
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still available

still available
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Old 09-20-2018, 10:47 PM
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new price...asking $900

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Old 09-22-2018, 08:30 AM
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weekend bump

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Old 09-22-2018, 05:04 PM
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BUmp!!!!!
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Old 09-27-2018, 10:07 PM
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still available

open to reasonable offers...

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Old 09-30-2018, 02:01 PM
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bump for new pricing

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Old 09-30-2018, 02:16 PM
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Tell me more about this “paint”. How hard is it to peel? How much did it cost to apply? I have a frame that could use a refinish and this sounds like an interesting option. Is it one color only
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Old 09-30-2018, 03:44 PM
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a bit about autoflex

Autoflex is similar to plasti-dip and is easily removed, coming off in large sheets. What is unique about Autoflex is that it can be sanded, buffed and waxed just like traditional wet paint. Custom colors are easily created and inexpensive. Autoflex is applied directly to the original (clean) painted surface with professional equipment in a spray booth, so I would recommend you find someone with experience using this product. I would recommend Rose City Dip in Portland without reservation. Pricing varies widely but because a frame requires such a small amount of material, its typically less expensive than committing to a wet paint finish. Plus, its removable should you grow tired of it!

For the Merckx, I chose not to completely bury the graphics under the black based coat. That allowed the logos to be visible when the purple top coat was applied. The photos don't do the finish justice. Its a lovely deep color in bright light but otherwise stealthy. Its proven as durable as any high quality gloss clearcoat (because in reality it is).
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Old 09-30-2018, 05:35 PM
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Autoflex is similar to plasti-dip and is easily removed, coming off in large sheets. What is unique about Autoflex is that it can be sanded, buffed and waxed just like traditional wet paint. Custom colors are easily created and inexpensive. Autoflex is applied directly to the original (clean) painted surface with professional equipment in a spray booth, so I would recommend you find someone with experience using this product. I would recommend Rose City Dip in Portland without reservation. Pricing varies widely but because a frame requires such a small amount of material, its typically less expensive than committing to a wet paint finish. Plus, its removable should you grow tired of it!

For the Merckx, I chose not to completely bury the graphics under the black based coat. That allowed the logos to be visible when the purple top coat was applied. The photos don't do the finish justice. Its a lovely deep color in bright light but otherwise stealthy. Its proven as durable as any high quality gloss clearcoat (because in reality it is).
Thanks... if you don’t mind me asking, as a point of reference, how much did your frameset cost to be coated in auto flex?
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Old 09-30-2018, 06:11 PM
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Literally you just peel it, you pull and the thing starts peeling. IS so simple that is even hard to explain it.


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Tell me more about this “paint”. How hard is it to peel? How much did it cost to apply? I have a frame that could use a refinish and this sounds like an interesting option. Is it one color only
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Old 09-30-2018, 06:49 PM
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Literally you just peel it, you pull and the thing starts peeling. IS so simple that is even hard to explain it.
How durable? Do chips immediately become large patches of peel Autoflex?
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Old 09-30-2018, 09:18 PM
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very durable...its an automotive quality finish

Autoflex is sprayed on cars as color or as a clear mask to protect the original paint from chipping, so its super tough. I've not had the finish chip or crack in any way...chain slap, gravel, PNW worms and slugs...it all comes out in the wash!
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