Been gone a few years due to injury but recently picked up a used but seemingly good condition Team SC in Molteni Orange(?). At first I wasn't in love with the color, but must admit it's been growing on me. I present:
Was built up with a number of parts I had lying around, wheels and crankset are new. Build theme was to stick to roughly period correct stuff from the mid 2000s, and to stay away from too much carbon.
Build list off the top of my head:
Frame/Fork: Merckx Team SC
Wheels and skewers: Mavic Ksyrium Exalith Pro SL (aka SLR; Thanks to Starbike! Excellent pricing and service)
Cassette: 1 piece Token CNC 10 speed 11-25
Brakes: Zero Gravity Ti
Chain: Record 10
Fr/Rear Derailleur: Record 10
Chain Catcher: Deda Dogfang
Pedals: Look Keo
Cranks: Record UT
Seatpost Collar: Tune
Stem: 3T Arx Team
Bars: 3T Rotundo Pro Alloy
Seatpost: Ax Daedalus
First ride this past weekend was electric; the bike is fast and much more responsive under power than my old Alu Team Merckx, without feeling bone-jarringly stiff like an old Cannondale. Note this is the later version with the larger seatube. The only other bike I have to compare is my late 2000s Giant TCR (non-advanced). Night and day, I hated the Giant and in fact raided it for parts for this build. The geometry never agreed with me and I never felt stable/confident on it.
Bad news is that under power the front end was all over the place, took it apart and the fork was cracked at the steerer tube junction. Risks of buying used on ebay I suppose. Also the brakes were never designed for 'wide' wheels (the mavics are 17mm internally i believe) and with the stock holders there was almost no space between pad and rim. I ordered a set of ultra low profile Zero Gravity holders from Irish Cycles and it seems they will work. Still fiddling with them to get the centering right.
Bike is out for a few weeks, and an Enve 2.0 has been ordered by the shop. I'm going to miss the sweet matching paint job so I'm leaving the door open down the road to having the Enve fork painted orange. Also since this picture I've replaced the AX/Becker combo with a cheap and heavy Fizik Cyrano alu seatpost and a not-cheap Arione 00. So far so good, I'll save the WW post/saddle for special events.
If you guys are interested I'll post more pics once I get the bike back with the new fork. I can also try to throw it on a scale at the shop.