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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:39 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:41 am
Posts: 163
Location: SW Scotland
Hello, another new poster here, although reader for a while.
I'm delighted to have finally acquired my Merckx (from a very nice chap on these forums) after two years of deliberation. When I started riding in 1994 the Corsa Extra was my dream bike!

It is a real hodgepodge of component eras - many modern pieces but with aesthetic consistent with the mid 90s. Only issue I have now is getting a new ratchet in the r/h ergo as gears jump under load.

59cm c-t Corsa Extra SLX
Mavic GP4 on Mavic 501 hubs, Sachs 12-21 8spd block
Record 10spd chainset on record BB
Record Ti 9spd r/h ergo, Chorus left
NOS Sachs New Success F&R mech
Chorus brakes
Daytona 27.2 pin with Selle Italia Flite Ti
Cinelli XA stem on Eubios bars

Most chuffed!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:44 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:20 am
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Location: California
Well done! The paint is so great on this frame and you have definitely done it justice with the build. Congratulations!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:47 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:12 am
Posts: 1513
Location: Gold Coast Australia
Very nice , be carefull with the alloy axle on that rear hub , mine broke and the skewer was all that held everything together. Does the frame have those little rings on the lower head lug for the gear cables?


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 3:48 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:41 am
Posts: 163
Location: SW Scotland
Voila, after another 18months of piecing it together I now have it as I want it :)

The more I looked at it, the more I liked the new success kit, so I kept hunting and hunting for good condition ergos with original sachs branded hoods and the sachs modolo brakes. Finally I found both, but only available as part of a full groupset with Wolber wheels. After 48hrs of anxiety i'd sold enough from my parts bin to do it - bonus is my tt rig is now sporting a lovely new success transmission.
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I'm not totally sure about the Shamals - I loved these at the time, but at 80+kg I feel more secure on regular spoked wheels.
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I've had the Shamal rebuilt onto a 32hole new success hub - the original campag hub was damaged several years ago so I didn't feel like a complete butcher
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Apologies for the modern pedals - having reluctantly made the shift from Arc to Keo six years ago i'm not keen on going back the way!
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Full spec:
F&F E Merckx Corsa Extra
F&R mech: Sachs New Success
Crankset: Sachs New Success
Brakes: Sachs New Success
Ergos: Sachs New Success
Seatpin: Campagnolo Daytona
Saddle: Flite Ti
Headset: Stronglight
Stem: Cinelli Oyster pantographed
Bar: Cinelli Eubious (scratched, but original from my junior 1995 race bike)
Wheels: Campagnolo Shamal / Sachs New Success - Wolber TSX
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 10:49 pm 
Retro Guru
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Posts: 1129
Location: Southsea
That looks great, one of my favorite corsa extra colourways, I prefer it without the Shamals. Good choice on the group set - goes very nicely :D


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 11:05 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:12 am
Posts: 1513
Location: Gold Coast Australia
I agree fully that the New Sucess group looks great , were your Cinelli bars 26.4 or 26.0 ? cheers Ian


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 6:46 am 
Old School Hero

Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:41 am
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Location: SW Scotland
cheers guys - yup the bars are 26.4 so were a bit of nuisance when everything went threadless!


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 8:00 am 
Old School Hero

Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:28 am
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Location: Bournemouth
Very very nice :)


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 12:26 am 
Dirt Disciple
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Posts: 78
Location: Stroud
yay another eddy merckx, and its perfect! :)


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 8:35 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sat May 07, 2011 9:28 am
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Location: Nottingham
I love this colour scheme. One day I will have one myself!! Not sure if I prefer it with or without the Shamals though.


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