Merckx Corsa 753... rare colour scheme?

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Eleven21
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by Eleven21

Not sure if this is the correct place for this (apologies to the mods if I've posted this to the wrong section)?

To clarify, it most certainly isn't mine. Were it a couple of centimetres shorter in the top tube I wouldn't have hesitated to buy it.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/143487456057

Along with the chrome lugs, which you don't often see on the Merckx Corsa frames, the colour scheme on this is exquisite.
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Thats the first Reynolds tubed Merckx I've ever seen. nice!
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BikeEatSleepRepeat
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Beautiful frame.

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jay cee wrote:Thats the first Reynolds tubed Merckx I've ever seen. nice!
They certainly weren’t made in very large numbers and as said this colour scheme is extremely rare.

A centimetre or so shorter and I’d have purchased this without hesitation (plus have a mint campag chrous 9 speed groups the ready to hang on it).

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Wow. That is certainly a beauty

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I remember 753 being a lighter option prior to the titanium frames, TSX also being available too.
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Wingnut wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:04 am
I remember 753 being a lighter option prior to the titanium frames, TSX also being available too.
I've got a '96 Bianchi frame in TSX and it's impressively light when you hand it to someone and they are expecting steel to weigh much more.

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Not sure why I never seem to get around to building that frame up... aside from the fact I need a clone of myself to get everything done.

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My Olmo made with Genius tubing and tig welded is relatively light too, if I put a modern groupset on it I couldn't complain at all.
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