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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:01 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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kaiser wrote:
jet sanchez, very nice, was it a team only design?


That is a really good question but I have no idea; certainly, I have never seen another one like it.

Here is my girlfriend's Corsa Extra in the Hitachi colours, made from Reynolds 653:

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I have never found out which team raced with these colours, perhaps there never was a team that used them exclusively. It is a Corsa Extra made from TSX tubes:

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Here is a catalog scan of the team colour schemes that were offered up in 1989:

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 Post subject: Merckx Team
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:39 pm 
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That Stuttgart frame on the far right looks lovely 8)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:47 pm 
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The garish one at the bottom is tutti frutti.dont think it was ever a team design.

The reverse Telekom is rare but I have seen a couple around.

I also have a circa 1996? Arcobaleno in an unknown team color way . Seems to be a "pro" fit- top tube is 2cm longer than normal, has a shorter head tube and a number "


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:09 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Like the Telecom very much. Was thinking of repainting mine, but I'm beginning to think that it's the only Corsa out there that isn't in Team colours :)

Couple of other sources of colour schemes at Tears for Gears ( http://www.tearsforgears.com/2007/08/me ... bikes.html ) and Roadbikereview ( http://forums.roadbikereview.com/merckx ... 70726.html ) btw.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:05 pm 
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not a corsa SL, but one of these days I'd love to own a corsa extra in team panasonic colours

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panasonic extra corsa by gmac123, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:46 pm 
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VERY nice indeed, BUT can you find a Kelme coloured Merckx?! i've NEVER seen one for sale anywhere!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:20 am 
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There is a Kelme near Antwerp but the guy is asking a lot for it. It looks to be in good shape though...

http://nl.kapaza.be/antwerpen/eddy-merc ... 491772.htm

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GORGEOUS!!!

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