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Eddy Merckx MX-Leader 1998

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MXL / 56,5 - 56 / 1998

Easton / Cinelli Grammo

Mavic Cosmic Pro alu

idem dito

DA 7410 / 7410

Flite / Merckx

Look Keo Max II Blade / KMC

DA 7400 / 7400

DA 7403

very Dutch gearing

Finally found my MX-Leader! Thanks to Pullup for hooking me up with the flawless group set, which fits the frame darn well and rides fantastic. Can't wait to get out again.

It has probably been repainted at the factory at some point in time. Paint looks new and the decal 'Original Eddy Merckx paintwork' on the low end of the seat tube is a giveaway.

Super racey geometry, corners like my Zieleman crit bike but with a more modern feel. Still with the comfort of a steel frame.

Pics are of the maiden ride after the build was finished. The chain in the pics was a tad too short and has been replaced. Race number plate was on there for the fun of it. Oh, and the front tire is mounted backwards (by previous owner though)...

October 2014: Now with Mavic Cosmic Pro alu wheels. They are faster, but I don't know about the look. I still need a new pair of matching tyres. I've still not decided between gumwall Vittoria's or black Conti's.

People who friended this bike mapleleafs-13, 8Aaron8, dnm_25, pullup, moik, matteozolt, per.k, socal3rensho, Boja, campystamp, vqstaphbeard, felissilvestris, Benzosol

Beautiful Merckx

Great build and the components are indeed flawless.

Thanks Campystamp, it sure

Thanks Campystamp, it sure is a blast to ride...


Fantastic machine...Enjoy

What river is in the background?

de Lek or the Maas?
My mother is From Schoonhoven naar Utrecht

It's Abcoude Lake actually,

It's Abcoude Lake actually, just outside Amsterdam. I've ridden through Schoonhoven though, took the ferry to cross the Lek. Beautiful little town with its historic fortified center.

Be careful with those bars,

Be careful with those bars, I'm pretty sure Easton recommends you to use a 4 bolt stem to even out pressure on their carbon bars. Also didn't you have a hard time getting the stem around that bend without scratching.

Thanks for the warning!

Thanks for the warning! Fortunately, I'm not a big sprinter. Stem and bar came with the bike. The cables under the bartape were wrapped with cellotape saying name & adress of the Merckx factory and I trust they know about this stuff. There was some scratching though, but that was from mounting the xenon brifters that came with it, I believe.

Great bike.

I love it when your plan comes together the group indeed looks like it was made for that frame

Thanks again Steffen! Didn't

Thanks again Steffen! Didn't you tell me the group came off a Merckx?

Lovely bike and a great

Lovely bike and a great group set

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