'89 Merckx Tutti Frutti - I'm a lazy sod, as it's all ready

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Tinea Pedis
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Frame was 2.2kg I believe.

Fork 600g at least.

It ain't going to be light :(

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by wilson78

Although the web site title suggests otherwise, its not always about the weight!!
Sometimes a bike that is simply beautiful is just as interesting as one that is superlight - well to some of us at least.
My Titanium Lemond (RIP):
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The Trek:
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by jet sanchEz

Yup, it is a special bike, who cares what it weighs? It would look odd with a carbon fibre fork, just go with the original. I already have a Corsa Extra in the Telekom colours and it is not a light weight at all but it never fails to garner lots of attention when I am out on it.

Further proof that these bikes are highly sought after and rare:

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by marcusp

I agree totally. With the latest Scott / Cervelo it needs to be pretty light to cut it on WW.
A vintage / retro tutti frutti steel bike? Weight matters not at all. It's all about how nicely it looks and is put together.
20lbs will be fine and it's not often I say that!
"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years."
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:shock:

I paid a bit less for mine! Although, shipping down under tore me a new one.

Worth it though I'd say!

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Hows this going?

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Setting myself the goal to have it done by the Tour :oops:

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by jet sanchEz

I hope you don't mind if I post up mine, I mentioned it a few pages ago and decided to buy it. The paint is rough but it was cheap so I took the plunge. It is a Corsa Extra made from Columbus TSX tubing, which I have never seen before. It has a number hanger so I guess that it was a race rig for someone back in the day which explains the TSX tubing. It came with a beat up Shimano 600 group on it but I popped on a Veloce group that I got for free and some Gipiemme Tecnos wheels that I also got for free just so I could get some saddle time on her.

So far, it is a great ride and I will probably upgrade to Chorus sometime soon. Not exactly a weight weenie but it is about 19lbs or so, TSX is really light.

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Looks fantastic! :thumbup:

How is the handing?

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by globalsunset

That's sexy.. the wheels make it :D

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by jet sanchEz

Thanks guys, I am very happy with it so far. The handling is very smooth and the bike feels pretty stiff for steel. I have a similar steel race rig from the '80s, a De Rosa Professional, and the Merckx is a little more jittery, probably because of the angles, the De Rosa is a little more comfy. The wheels are pretty flashy for this bike but dang, they are really light. They are Tecnos Pro 716s, which I know very little about.

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by tarz

jet I urge you to start your own thread with this beautiful bike and your De Rosa as well, we will most certainly appreciate it.

Make sure there are lots of photos!!
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by nachtjager

COME ON! put us out of our misery!

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How's it coming along matey????

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Might have the wheels on in the coming week! :lol:

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