EDDY MERCKX STRADA O.S Single Speed

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mat*46*
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EDDY MERCKX STRADA O.S Single Speed

Postby mat*46* » Sun Feb 19, 2012 20:00 pm

Thought I would post some pictures of my new not so retro, retro bike.

It's an old Eddy Merckx steel frame fitted with some nice carbon Look forks, carbon clincher wheels from China, cnc brakes, carbon post etc.

I've had a dog of a single speed for the past six months and really love it and the challenge of getting up hills on it. Anway, it inspired me to build this...

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FransJacques
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Re: EDDY MERCKX STRADA O.S Single Speed

Postby FransJacques » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:56 pm

That's gogeous. Forgot how sexy skinny steel looks. The fork, wheels and the black Millenium stem really set off the blue to a stunning effect. Great, great build mate! Couple questions:

- are your brake levers the same height or are my 40+ yo eyes playing a trick on me? put a ruler across the dug-outs and compare the ruler line with the bar tops to find out.

- seatpost is the only thing that looks a little gash. a matching Millenium post (which might be a little short for your extension) or something else with a low-pro clamp would make me want to offer you ca$h for this beauty.
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mat*46*
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Re: EDDY MERCKX STRADA O.S Single Speed

Postby mat*46* » Wed Feb 22, 2012 22:26 pm

Thanks. Yeah the levers are level think its just the camera angle. That pic was prior to the fist ride, sorted the seat post hight out now and it looks much better. Rides like a treet.

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Re: EDDY MERCKX STRADA O.S Single Speed

Postby Rob.M » Thu Feb 23, 2012 15:44 pm

Great bike mate, I would really love a single speeder like this. Like the wheels too, well done!!
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Re: EDDY MERCKX STRADA O.S Single Speed

Postby mcj78 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 16:00 pm

Like! Loving the skinny tubes & the deep rims onthe wheels - i'm a sucker for Thomson seatposts & stems though, that's about the only thing i'd even remotely consider swaping if it were mine - top work!

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Rob.M
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Re: EDDY MERCKX STRADA O.S Single Speed

Postby Rob.M » Thu Feb 23, 2012 16:19 pm

How old is the frame?
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mat*46*
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Re: EDDY MERCKX STRADA O.S Single Speed

Postby mat*46* » Sat Feb 25, 2012 18:46 pm

Think it's about a 96 maybe earlier

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Re: EDDY MERCKX STRADA O.S Single Speed

Postby NapoleonD » Sat Feb 25, 2012 18:54 pm

Looks great but have to agree about the brake hoods, the right one looks a lot higher! Heh heh.

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