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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:10 pm 
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These appear to be popping up online at pretty deep discounts and I have always considered it a beautiful frame. I've had a hard time finding any detailed reviews of the frameset as well as any weights, (I know it's not super light or anyhting). Anyone own or ridden one and could share perspective? For comparison im currently riding a 2010 SuperSix.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:56 pm 
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Good frames, pretty much bombproof (like most stuff from Merckx)
Far from light, but a nice frame all the same. I never understood why they weren't more popular?
I noticed them coming up at crazy prices recently as well and have considered picking one up (although my wife would probably kill me)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:30 pm 
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i'm assuming one built with anything other than campy would be frowned upon?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:52 pm 
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Why don't you tell that to Eddy Merckx Cycles http://www.eddymerckx.be/EUR/en/bike/male ?

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Also, please tell Ernesto

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Don't tell the board, tell Ernesto.

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Record. I think the Campagnolo stuff is really beautiful in addition to the marvelous engineering. Besides, didn't Dante describe a circle of hell reserved for those who put Oriental components on Colnagos? :wink:
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So Ernesto is going to hell?

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Is Ernesto grimacing at the thought of all that Shimano all over Zabel's bike?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:29 pm 
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:) :beerchug:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:49 pm 
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chiltonp wrote:
These appear to be popping up online at pretty deep discounts and I have always considered it a beautiful frame. I've had a hard time finding any detailed reviews of the frameset as well as any weights, (I know it's not super light or anyhting). Anyone own or ridden one and could share perspective? For comparison im currently riding a 2010 SuperSix.


it's a variation of the pinarello prince. over-simplification for sure, but they are made in conjunctino with pinarello. I looked into this, but the frame didn't fit. For the money they should be good frames. Merckx modified them a little and the reviews of the changes were favorable. I believe the changes made the bike a drop more stable and better for centuries versus the pinarello version. Also think the emx-5 looks nicer as I don't like pinarello styling.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:33 am 
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The Merckx bikes don't look too terrible as pictured above, but those Colnagos look utterly disgusting with the new Shimano 11 speed groups. BARF!

Life's too short to sport an Italian bike without Italian kit.

CampagYOLO! :P

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:30 am 
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ScuderiaDouroux wrote:
CampagYOLO! :P


Enough said..

:lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:06 am 
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legs 11 wrote:
:) :beerchug:



the op was discussing the emx-5 not the 525.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:08 am 
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ScuderiaDouroux wrote:
The Merckx bikes don't look too terrible as pictured above, but those Colnagos look utterly disgusting with the new Shimano 11 speed groups. BARF!

Life's too short to sport an Italian bike without Italian kit.

CampagYOLO! :P



this notion that one should only put campy on a colnago is ridiculous. bikes are meant to be ridden and enjoyed. personally i put ultegra 6800 on my c-59 and have no regrets. bought the bike for me and nobody else.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:25 am 
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The notion of which you speak is not ridiculous, it's a personal opinion; everybody has one. Not only that, I never said that one should only put Italian kit on an Italian bike, just that I think it looks like a feces sandwich when done and would never do so myself.

"Some people say that cucumbers taste better pickled." -Dave Chappelle

PS: I didn't initiate the all so common Shimano kit on Euro bike argument, but I do love to participate.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:37 am 
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Please gentlemen, back on topic. Thank you.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:26 pm 
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Not the exact same frame you are asking about, but close I think. I briefly had a Merckx LXM frame. Nashbar at a great price. 50cm c-c sloping. Long headtube if that is a concern. Fork 468 grams. Frame 1223 grams. Seatpost, comes with one in a weird diameter, 251 grams. Seatpost clamp 37 grams. Italian bottom bracket.


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