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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:44 pm 
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Lovely frame, please some campag tho :-)

My bike OCD has just seen my eddy collection rise to six :oops:

Andy


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:48 pm 
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fatfixie wrote:

My bike OCD has just seen my eddy collection rise to six :oops:

Andy


any pics of six, sick merckx's??? please


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:45 pm 
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No Campag for this one.
I built it with the same setup as my Giant, Ultegra/105 as it had proven itself on 2 continents and many, many miles. Plus, I was well comfortable with it.
Thanks for the comments, as I did think when I first put it on that I would be crucified for no Campag, not that I care because I built it for me and I love it. :D though like everyone, it is nice when someone notices and takes an interest in your pride and joy. So thanks
And yes, I agree get those Merckx photographed and loaded. We need to build our new road section bigger and better :wink: and someone with six! Merckx's can do that easily 8)

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I have tried my best today with bikes :D

More pics of t'other bikes to follow when the sun starts shining again


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That is one fine looking bicycle Jamie ...and I bet it is a great rider too


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fatfixie wrote:
Lovely frame, please some campag tho :-)

My bike OCD has just seen my eddy collection rise to six :oops:

Andy


Q : What worse than a man with Six merckxs?
A : A man with six merckx's and NO PICS :lol:

I think we need to setup a seperate forum for fat fixie.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:22 am 
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Hi guys
A very old thread but thought I would post a couple of pics and also copy a reply I had sent Craig (rusty bodie) on another thread when he asked about my Merckx. It mentioned what I paid for the frame and fork new. I still have the full list of prices if anyone is interested.

'My Merckx I have had since new. I bought it in November 2001 when the factory was selling off the last of the steel frames. Its a 'custom' 48cm, which sounds good but in reality anything under 50cm was called custom and made in batches of 1 or 2 when someone ordered one. They also cost around £75 to £100 more They should have been cheaper as they used less steel. I personally cant complain though because list price for a standard Corsa Extra in 2001 was £575 in the UK with custom size being £650 but as mine was being sold off and had hung in the factory for a while I got it for £350 8)
I wasnt really into retrobikes then but I came to the UK in September 2001 from Australia after travelling the UK and going to the Tour that summer. Back home I had always wanted a classic steel Merckx and was determined that I would get one some day and then low and behold I was told in the November that they were stopping making steel frames, or steady production anyway. I had to do it even though I didnt know whether I would stay here or move on. It lived in its box under my bed for a good amount of time before I got the bits for it and was settled enough to build it. I arrived with my backpack and Giant TCR which had done many, many faithful miles with Ultegra and 105 mix, hence when I finally built my Corsa I built it the same, not everyones taste but its what worked for me and at the time I could barely afford that new. Its hopefully soon getting upgraded to Dura Ace.

Jamie

Its my regular ride and gets used quite often. It gets a thorough wash and polish after each ride. Just realised its over 11 years since I bought it and I still love it.

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With its equivelant size Concorde Squadra stablemat

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On a Macretro run a few months back

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Small is just a relative concept


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John wrote:
fatfixie wrote:
Lovely frame, please some campag tho :-)

My bike OCD has just seen my eddy collection rise to six :oops:

Andy


Q : What worse than a man with Six merckxs?
A : A man with six merckx's and NO PICS :lol:

I think we need to setup a seperate forum for fat fixie.


Have never seen this reply for some reason . It's more than six now :oops:


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My thread bought me here too. Some fine steel on display here and looking forward to seeing some more judging by the comment above!


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Jamie, that's one fine merckx (and back story). good on you fella.. :)


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