Thanks for the reply.
I actually put a few miles on it this evening
It is a couple of years old now, though it was only built up last July. Then with work being busy and a house move combined with a snowy winter up here it didnt get used. I have my Giant tcr which is ridden almost daily. The giant I brought with me when I emigrated from Australia. Its a 1990 model, bit diff spec from the UK models, carbon forks and 105 with Ultegra shifters, all standard. Great bike and done 1000s and 1000s of kilometres on both sides the world. All I had when I arrived was my backpack and bike. So it has great sentimental value as well. The Merckx was built with the same gruppo as the Giant as its been so utterly reliable.
Anyway I suppose I held off riding the merckx this summer as I realised I might have to sell it. No more of that now I have finally decided to keep it.
I figured it was a bike that will last me forever and I couldnt replace it easily, and no longer possible new.
Carlsberg dont build Singlespeeds but if they did.......they would probably look just like mine.
I've spent half my life on bikes.........the other half I wasted