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 Post subject: Eddy Merckx Team SC
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:18 pm 
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Hi all, this is my first post. I love this site... very informative and funny at times. I am not really a weight weenie, but I do appreciate getting my bike fairly efficient so I understand the benefit of keeping it light.
I purchased this frame used in 2005 and built it up using parts I felt would give me a good ride with parts I could afford that I felt would not break. I really do most of my own wrenching and I have learned a lot about putting bikes together and what works vs. what does not work for me. I started rode riding in 1989 took a hiatus in 1995 (birth of my daughter) and got back going in 2004... so much had changed! My Colnago Conic SLX with Mavic components and 7 speed was... well lets just say 'dated'.
I do name my bikes, this is Liberty.
Full Campy Record 10 Speed with 2010 Centaur Carbon 10 shifters
Record Skeleton Brakes
Super Record derailleur pulleys
Salsa Rasta Titanium Skewers
KMC Chain
Deda Cockpit
As she sits, with Velomax Ascent, the scales are tipped at 15.1 lbs.= 6.85 kg with pedals, computer and cages.
Easton EC90 seat-post zero setback
Easton EC90 SLX fork
Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio Flow
Velomax Ascent
Conti Attack/Force


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 Post subject: Eddy Merckx Team SC
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 Post subject: Re: Eddy Merckx Team SC
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Welcome :beerchug: Always loved those scandium frames

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 Post subject: Re: Eddy Merckx Team SC
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:welcome:
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 Post subject: Re: Eddy Merckx Team SC
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:10 pm 
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Nice!! :thumbup:

Although, I would mount a Deda seatpost ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Eddy Merckx Team SC
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:49 pm 
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Actually an Easton stem (since everything else is from Easton).

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 Post subject: Re: Eddy Merckx Team SC
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:05 pm 
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But Deda goes so well with the bike :D

I would unlabel the fork and the wheels! ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Eddy Merckx Team SC
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:11 pm 
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Thanks for the welcome and input. I have actually considered both of those options, including having the fork painted to match the frame (proper) and going with a Deda Super Carbon post. I will throw an Easton stem on there to see how she looks with it... but the ride is sweet.


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You could probably also have a setback seatpost, since the sadlle is pushed all the way back on the nonsetback one.

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 Post subject: Re: Eddy Merckx Team SC
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:22 am 
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Yes, but after some consideration and research I think I am going to go with the Easton stem, since this is the easiest way to pull it all together without messing with my position. I have it really dialed in right now


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 Post subject: Re: Eddy Merckx Team SC
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:35 am 
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What a classic, I love it!

Gets me a bit misty eyed though: I had a custom one in that scheme/fork and it was stolen. It had a fantastic ride quality/feel.

My quivver is now Parlee Z3/Serotta Legend/Cervelo P3 so I can't complain BUT I would dearly love to have one of these in the collection.


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Wow, SQ I am very sorry to hear about your loss. I agree with you about the ride feel. It is amazing that one bike can do so many things so well and be so satisfying in its ride feedback, I absolutely love it.


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Beautiful classic. Enjoy it!

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 Post subject: Re: Eddy Merckx Team SC
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Update. I have a Deda Super Carbon seatpost sitting around, so I tried it with a striped SLR flow saddle.


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