Tubing: Easton Scandium SC 7000 Throughout his illustrious racing career Eddy Merckx was meticulous in the detail of his bicycles, taking the utmost pride in the fit and finish of all his equipment. As a manufacturer he retains these qualities, incorporates them with his unparalleled racing experiences, and shares them with thousands like you.
Strengths: + Climbs where you point it (and pedal),
+ Absorbs road vibration,
+ Acceleration on demand
+ Classic "Pro" bike
+ Hand made in Belgium
+ Team logo bike is now "cool" (not a poser with a 10 yr old bike)
Weaknesses: - Doesn't have the mega advertising dollars and name recognition that the new CF bikes have.
After 4+ years I have not come up with any Real weaknesses.
This bike always surprises me! I have had this 2002 Team SC (Domo Farm Frites) for about five years now. Originally was going to the Campy Groupo to build a Moots Ti Vamoots. While the Moots was a great Ti ride, I no longer have the Moots and the Groupo is back on the Team SC.
It climbs effortlessly, so I can keep up with my "mountain goat son",
Like ANY bike, fit fit, fit is very important and like another review mentioned, Wheels.
I run a set of Mavic Krysillms SSC for this bike.
The Campy Zondas made it a different riding/handling bike that had an uncomfortable ride.
While my Pegoretti is primary, the team SC has become my very reliable, don't have to "baby it", utility that has never disappointed... bike.
What more could you ask for?
Strengths: So pretty, lightweight, tries to go faster than I do...
Weaknesses: none i can think of
Bought the frame and forks at a really good price. Built this bike up with ultegra and has been a good strong stable ride, rode a heavier lemond before this and found it in a new league.
It's also beautiful!
Weaknesses: Not wanting to ride it when the weather is crappy
Best bike ever. I purchased the frame used on Ebay a few years back to get me back into cycling. The bike was originally going to be a back up bike and I was later going to "upgrade" to a Bianchi. Well after matting it with a Easton SLX fork and Campy record you can forget about the second fiddle status. The bike is stiff, fast, responsive, not jittery and not buzzy. You can ride the bike all day without any fatigue issues. Prior to my cycling hiatus, I always rode high end bikes like my Colnago Conic SLX and Bianchi EV4. Those bikes were great but don't quite have the overall feel of this bike.
The bike constantly elicites comments, compliments and questions. As one rider stated on a group ride, "Beautifull, simply beautifull!"
Strengths: Handling, power transfer, comfort and looks
Weaknesses: The top cap assembly wants to creep up the steering tube, so cinching down the headset is a bit tricky.
Fabulous bike. Just fabulous. Came off a steel MX Leader, which was a dream and moved up to something even more impressive. Having been a supported rider in the seventies and early eighties, I've gone through a lot of bikes and I've never been so impressed. I echo all the compliments showered on this bike by other reviewers and only want to add some thoughts on setup.
Like others, I was nervous about the "poser" potential of the Domo Lotto paint, but dealt with it by completely stripping the Ksyriums of every decal, running black cable housing (Aztec), black Stella Azura tape and dark blue Pro Race's (a near perfect match for the blue in the frame). The result is a less noisy color scheme that preserves all the class of paint job. The Easton parts pick up the chain stay decal for an appealing, uniform look.
It's been a while since I last posted a build thread in RBR.
Sold my Merckx MX Leader about two years ago and been longing for a Merckx ever since.
Got this frameset/fork from Boneman (a RBR regular), who's kind enough to ship it to Tokyo..thanks buddy!
6230 grams total, IMHO a respectable weight ... Read More »
Circa 2002-5 I raced a Team SC. It was my favorite bike of all time, and I stupidly sold it when I retired from racing, thinking I needed a more comfortable bike. Fast forward to a month ago: I found this on EBay. It had been hanging out in a shop in Oklahoma City for 10 years and was brand new - ... Read More »
Saw a Domo Farm Frites Team SC with very low miles and a DA9 group sell last night on ebay for north of $1100.
Did anyone from here buy it? Super desirable paint scheme and in fantastic shape. No surprise it went for a pretty nice price, although still a relative bargain compared to the original ... Read More »
Did Team SC's ever come with standard aluminum (e.g. non carbon wrapped) chain stays? I thought they all had them, but saw a Team SC today in the red/white/blue paint scheme that appears to have aluminum stays with no carbon wrapping.
Did they offer these in the later model years? The Premium (th ... Read More »
Have fond this frame on Ebay:
[URL="http://www.ebay.com/itm/EDDY-MERCKX-Team-SC-55cm-frame-set-Lotto-Domo-farmfrites-scandium-tubing-/251425381717?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_23&hash=item3a8a1edd55"]Eddy Merckx Team SC 55cm Frame Set Lotto Domo Farmfrites Scandium Tubing | eBay[/URL]
But it's ... Read More »