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Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra Team Telekom, former pro bike ridden by Olaf Ludwig

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Corsa Extra, 58cm, 1995-ish

ITM

Campagnolo Record headset, Merckx Leader fork

Campagnolo Shamal

Shamal

Campagnolo Recod

Campagnolo

Campagnolo Record

Campagnolo Record

I tracked this bike down in Belgium and had a friend ship it for me, it was being used by an older gentleman strictly on a trainer.

Ludwig was a big guy and a sprinter and the frame reflects that; it is stiff and not light, I believe the tubes are something other than the Columbus SLX or TSX that one would expect to find on a pro bike from this era. The MXL Leader fork is also unusual to find on a Corsa Extra but would have been necessary for a guy with Ludwig's output.

The bike is very comfortable and I can ride it all day long, it is a perfect fit, 140mm stem and all.

People who friended this bike nikon13, 8vpete, fuzzeymateo, Splined, craiglowery, Sloth, campystamp, camchris1, suicide_doors, the fumingator, solofe, desent, deathknowsyou, georgiamtbiker, recon3403, bdawe, veloantigua, NRV, quixoticle, Tristan Svart, tracksloth, parkman14, per.k, matteozolt, Mancha150, Smiley, vqstaphbeard, Hyde, MagicPencil47

Do you have pictures of the

Do you have pictures of the bottom bracket? Are the tubes round? Or oval? Great piece!

Great stuff. Awesome

Great stuff. Awesome (hi)story behind this unique specimen!

3ttt Stem

Your bike is very cool. I wish I had one like it. I have the 1993 World Cycling Championship on video and there is some really good footage of Olaf on his Telekom Merckx. I think the stem on your bike is a 3ttt Status stem rather than ITM though.

Ludwig

Olaf Ludwig was a powerhouse! Nice bike!



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