Eddy Merckx MX Leader '96

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maverick_1
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by maverick_1

here's my favourite ride.

Merckx MXL frameset/NOS - 1996/ 52cm
Cinelli 101 stem/26.4mm/100mm with Merckx pantograph
Giro D'Italia 26.4mm "shallow" bars
Record 11groupset
Chorus 11 crankset
Hyperon Ultra Two clincher
Selle Italia Flite carbonio
Cinelli bartape
Record 27.2 seatpost
Elite carbon cage
Look Keo "Easy" :wink:

I don't have a weighing scale at the moment, my guess is approx 18lbs..

Cheers! :beerchug:

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by DaniCervelo

beautiful ! :up:
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by lcoolb

Fantastic bike! :thumbup: Jealous of your Hyperon wheels...

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by Steelman

Very nice! nice build kit also. It just does not get any better that some of the older Merckx frames. :mrgreen:

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by Sky_Guy_1

Very nice !

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by SaXoB

classic and nice 8)

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by LiveFastRideHard

Lovin the Merckx, built up a Titanium EX a couple years ago and loved it. Sold it for some fancy dancy carbon and regret it to this day. Gorgeous ride, enjoy!!
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by Timo

Beautiful...but please post some bigger pics which are also not that dark :thumbup:
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by Wingnut

Beautiful! Look after it as it will outlast most of the plastic bikes on here...
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Roel W
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How do you fit an 11 speed, 135mm rear hub in a 130mm (or maybe even 126mm when it's older) frame??
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maverick_1
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by maverick_1

@Roel,

well, the '96 MX Leader comes with 130mm rear, so zero issues with modern components.

the only issue so far are the chrome dropouts, no aftermarket skewers due to insufficient bite -
causing the rear wheel to slip from its dropouts.

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eurperg
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by eurperg

Nicest looking bike here for a while! :thumbup:

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maverick_1
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by maverick_1

@eurperg.

thanks, will post a picture with LW Std/EC 65 later on :)

cheers!

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by micky

Very very nice!

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maverick_1
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with Hyperon Ultra clincher 18.34 lbs
with LW Std 17.88 bls.

it's a boat anchor anyway :mrgreen:

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