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 Post subject: Merckx Corsa £239 BIN
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:07 am 
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 006wt_1185

Stickered up as en extra but apparently a Corsa. Either way a Merckx for £240!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:50 pm 
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Likely a dumb question, but what is the difference between a Corsa and a Corsa Extra?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:54 am 
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ededwards wrote:
Likely a dumb question, but what is the difference between a Corsa and a Corsa Extra?


From memory Corsa is Columbus SL whereas the Cors Extra is Columbus SLX.


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 Post subject: Corsa
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:32 pm 
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Hi guys
John is right with the corsa tubing breakdown.
Corsa = SL
Corsa extra = SLX
Corsa 01 = Deda 01

Not much difference in quality, more what you want your tubing to do/ for. Even the Deda tubing from around 2000/2001 is the same quality.
Seems a really good price compared to what others seem to go for.
Jamie


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:42 pm 
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my cougar is SLX, when i was ordering it and had the choice between SL and SLX i went for the SLX because it was aimed more for sprinters because it was stiffer but slightly heavier. this is what i was told anyway. back then i was pretty handy on a road bike and could sprint quite well which is why i chose it over SL.

so arguably you could say the fact that this is a corsa is better because it's lighter.


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