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1986 Eddy Merckx Corsa Blue and White racing bike

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Eddy Merckx Corsa Columbus SL, steel lugged, size 57cm c-t-t, made in 1986

3ttt Grand Prix silver ergo bars and 3ttt Pro Chrome quill stem

Fork is stock lugged Columbus tubing and headset is Campagnolo Record

DT Swiss 240s hub, spokes, and DT R.R.1.1 rim

DT Swiss 240s hub, DT spokes, and DT R.R.1.1 rim

Campagnolo Chorus 10 speed double 53t and 42t chainrings

Brooks B17 Imperial saddle with Campagnolo flutted 27.2 seat post

MKS New AR-2 pedals and MKS toeclips; Chain is SRAM PC 1070

Campagnolo Chorus 10 Speed

Campagnolo Chorus brakes with Campagnolo 10 speed Ergo Shifter brake levers

10 speed cassette 12-25t and 53-42t chainrings.

Brooks saddle and steel frame ;)

I built up this bike starting with a vintage 1986 Eddy Merckx Corsa frameset, then added a newer Campagnolo Chorus 10-speed double gruppo, DT Swiss wheelset, and 3TTT stem and bars. I wanted a classic looking bike with modern components, but the modern parts needed to have a classic look to match the frame. That part wasn't easy since most of the new higher end components are starting to have a lot of carbon fiber mixed in. Therefore I went with a slightly older Campagnolo (pre-carbon fiber) 10 speed drive train, with some used parts and some "new old stock." The total weight is 21.4 lb.

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Did you cold set the spacing or were you able to squeeze the rear hub in? great build btw

Excellent work - a very

Excellent work - a very tasteful update. You're doing it right, man. Enjoy.

Sweet bike!

Sweet bike!

Very nice bike

with very cool parts!

this is gorgeous my friend.

this is gorgeous my friend.

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