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 Post subject: Eddy Merckx Strada O.S
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:04 pm 
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Finally got the Merckx frame built up. Wanted a midnight powder coat but painter decided on aquamarine blue without asking me!! Still, it still works.

With a mix of Campagnolo and dura ace. Spent bucks on NOS Merckx saddle and 15 quid in panto bar tape. Got some decals made and and didn't quite get the eddy logo and Italy, France maps quite aligned properly but I may move it just before I lacquer the decals.

9 speed Campy chorus shifters, mirage Chainset, wheels, front and rear mechs, with dura ace headset and 7402 calipers. The brakes have been my fav for a while so, as this will be my workhorse commuter, I decided on performance rather than aesthetics for stopping.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:28 am 
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sterling job, looks excellent. not too bad for a workhorse commuter!!!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:50 am 
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Nice one indeed!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:42 pm 
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Thanks for the kind words. This is meant to be my any weather training and commute bike but with the current non stop rain here I haven't the heart to take it out yet!! Also want to lacquer over the decals first before risking it loosening in the rain. Will clear nail varnish be sufficient protection?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:27 pm 
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Lovely looking machine, not usually a fan of yellow tape etc but somehow I like that. Definitely a posh commuter! 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:19 pm 
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i must get my hands on one of these. they reckon merckx and lemond favour'd longer top tubes.im sure
the build quality made them good anyway.


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