Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About
It is currently Wed May 04, 2016 7:05 pm
Recently the board software has been updated and there are some known bugs/failures:
- Avatars are currently not being displayed ✔ FIXED
- Tapatalk connection is currently broken ✔ FIXED

If you find more errors please post it here: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=139062


All times are UTC+01:00





Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ]  Go to page 1 2 Next
Author Message
 Post subject: My Eddy Merckx
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:54 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:30 pm
Posts: 12
Hi everyone!

I´ve followed this forum for ages and though I would get in the game and show my bike. I´m a fan of light bikes and tried to bring the weight down but rather unsuccessful. The bike weights in at a a little less than 9 kg with the Cosmic wheels which obviously is a tad heavy.

As a 14 years old boy I saw the Merckx with this paint in the local bike shop´s catalogue. I instantly fell in love with the design and paintwork. 6 years later I visited the shop and there it was. Hanging in the ceiling w/out front fork but otherwise perfect. Bought it on sight. Planned the bike carefully. Wanted a Record gruppo but the financial situation said no. Settled for Chorus instead. Took me 6 months to get all the parts but it was worth it. My goal for this build was to make it look like a Paris-Roubaix aspiring bike.

The frame is a Merckx Alu Team ´01 (57 cm) equipped with a full Chorus 10s 2006 gruppo. Deda Newton stem with Newton shallow bars. Time Impact pedals.

Hope you guys like it!


Attachments:
File comment: Almost complete. The cassette is not fitted for this photo.
IMG_2111 - Kopia.JPG
IMG_2111 - Kopia.JPG [ 131.48 KiB | Viewed 2834 times ]
Top
   
 Post subject: Re: My Eddy Merckx
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:04 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2005 12:10 am
Posts: 1327
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
That's a very nice Merckx "HenrikSwe", could you please measure the headtube for me (top to bottom w/out headset)?

_________________
And if I ever meet an aardvark, I'm going to step on its damn protruding nasal implement until it couldn't suck up an insect if its life depended on it.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: My Eddy Merckx
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:14 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:30 pm
Posts: 12
Timo wrote:
That's a very nice Merckx "HenrikSwe", could you please measure the headtube for me (top to bottom w/out headset)?


The headtube is 16,5 cm w/out headset. The headset is a standard Record 1" threadless.

You´re welcome


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: My Eddy Merckx
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:25 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:29 am
Posts: 5091
Location: Athens, Greece
So classy!

_________________
My 6696gr Cipollini Bond
My 8618gr Colnago Master X-light
My 9745gr Pinarello Dyna


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: My Eddy Merckx
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:11 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:33 pm
Posts: 39
Ok not a weight weenie, but a great looking bike. Needs a matching black Deda seatpost to my eye, but that's about it.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: My Eddy Merckx
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:18 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:30 pm
Posts: 12
It would be nicer with a black post. Being who I am I would consider a Record carbon post a good upgrade. Otherwise, as far as weight goes, a new bike all over would be the only way to reach the low weights.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: My Eddy Merckx
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:40 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:36 pm
Posts: 82
Awesome bike! The seatpost is perfect, most pro bikes from the early 2000's used aluminum posts.
Looks perfect!


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: My Eddy Merckx
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:05 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Aug 05, 2006 8:29 am
Posts: 342
Great looking bike! It is exciting to build a dream bike :beerchug: have you tried gum wall tires on this build?


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: My Eddy Merckx
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:16 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2005 10:47 am
Posts: 1064
Location: somewere floating between here and the other side
Very nice indeed, such a sucsesful bike in the peleton !
I its one bucketlist, 50 bikes i have to own before i get cleaned up (;


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: My Eddy Merckx
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:17 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:40 pm
Posts: 3602
Location: Lenart, Slovenia EUROPE
Very beautifull, classic bike!!! :thumbup:

I am also wondering how it would look with gumwall tyres....

_________________
TREK Madone 5.9 SL

COLNAGO C50 nl12


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: My Eddy Merckx
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:23 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2005 10:47 am
Posts: 1064
Location: somewere floating between here and the other side
majklnajt wrote:
Very beautifull, classic bike!!! :thumbup:

I am also wondering how it would look with gumwall tyres....



You just want gumwall on everything (;, inwanne photoshop my car with gumwalls !!(;


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: My Eddy Merckx
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:01 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:24 pm
Posts: 46
Location: Cape Town
Beautiful Merckx....

_________________
I may have Alzheimer's, but at least I dont have Alzheimers


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: My Eddy Merckx
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:39 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:30 pm
Posts: 12
Some of you wondered how it would look with traditional looking tyres, so here it is! An off season picture I took a couple of minutes ago.


Attachments:
IMG_0671 - Kopia.JPG
IMG_0671 - Kopia.JPG [ 18.6 KiB | Viewed 2198 times ]
Top
   
 Post subject: Re: My Eddy Merckx
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:48 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:41 pm
Posts: 853
Location: The Netherlands
Nice bike. I prefer the look with the modern tires (Michelin right?). Really like the Merckx aluminium bike. Only the Scandium ones are even nicer.

_________________
My Renovo R1 wooden bike project and the reason for my passion for all that is wood.

Check it out: the most amazing vintage Colnago, Merckx and Pinarello collection


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: My Eddy Merckx
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:59 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:17 pm
Posts: 147
I had one and just got rid of it about a month ago. You have a good eye - that paint was the best paint for pro bike probably ever. Suggestion: the fizik blue handle bar tape goes perfect with the blue on the frame. Try it out.

I had a horizontal top tube one made from deda and got hit by a car and the frame ripped in half about two inches from the headtube - fork was perfect - go figure. The second one was same paint but Team SC and had the domo decals on it. Loved it, but it was sloping and the sloping was just too much for me and I'm getting older and couldn't ride two bikes. Had mine built with campy, too.

Enjoy - anyone who knows that bike is cool - anyone who doesn't needs a lesson.


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ]  Go to page 1 2 Next

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Eddy Merckx mourenx 69

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

psaiko

1

897

Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:27 pm

kgt View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. New Eddy Merckx alloy range

in Road

vejnemojnen

3

542

Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:22 am

raisinberry777 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra 7.666Kg

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

Jmdesignz2

12

1743

Sun May 31, 2015 7:59 pm

nobuseri View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Attachment(s) Merckx MXL

in For sale - Pictures are mandatory 22-3-13

fignonsbarber

0

234

Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:08 pm

fignonsbarber View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. The Cannibal - Merckx Team SC

[ Go to page: 1 2 ]

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

brianwchan

15

1713

Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:53 pm

brianwchan View the latest post


All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider] and 14 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited