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Eddy 53:11
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This is what the owner has posted about the bike--------------->


53 cm columbus steel frame, vintage crimpy groupo with tube down shifters, new tires, brooks saddle
$1000.00 or best offer. This is a 10th anniversary limited edition 1980-1990 bb# is 8281b, Handmade in Beligium, Columbus steel, seat to crank 21", Bb to headset 24", Seatpost to headset 21.5".
 

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offer him

$900 and run. If he balks give him the $1000
the gruppo is Campy C record. (highly collectible) The brakes appear to be Monoplaners, or are they Deltas?
 

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atpjunkie said:
$900 and run. If he balks give him the $1000
the gruppo is Campy C record. (highly collectible) The brakes appear to be Monoplaners, or are they Deltas?
Group in the pics looks like a mix of Chorus and Athena. No C Record in sight.

If the bike fits you and looks to be in good shape it's not a bad deal.
 

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That Rear Der.

bikerjulio said:
Group in the pics looks like a mix of Chorus and Athena. No C Record in sight.

If the bike fits you and looks to be in good shape it's not a bad deal.
looked C Record, but I'm getting small pics. Saw the big aero cover on the top pulley

maybe you're getting bigger pix, thx for the correction.
brakes (monoplaners) were Chorus level for sure, but I like them better than the Deltas
 

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IF it were Deltas, I'd be ALL over it. I offered him $550, he said $750,
however it's sight-un-seen at this point. I e-mailed him this a.m., to see if
he still had it ---- no repsonse yet . . .
 

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IF it were Deltas, I'd be ALL over it. I offered him $550, he said $750,
however it's sight-un-seen at this point. I e-mailed him this a.m., to see if
he still had it ---- no repsonse yet . . .

I sold a NOS Century frameset last summer for these prices.

I wouldn't sell this bike for $550. $750 is a "fire sale" price" as well.

$1,000 is fair and reasonable.

If he'll sell the bike at $750, drive to pick it up pronto.
 

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O.K. I bought the above posted Merckx for $550! A bit rougher that I expected,
but correct. Brooks saddle, brand new Connie GP 4000's, Campag rims, Campag seatpost.

Needs paint in my" Type A" mind. Pics to follow tomorrow.
 

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Call Allan Wanta

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O.K. I bought the above posted Merckx for $550! A bit rougher that I expected,
but correct. Brooks saddle, brand new Connie GP 4000's, Campag rims, Campag seatpost.

Needs paint in my" Type A" mind. Pics to follow tomorrow.
send the bike out now. Pick up in April

check the Merckx (2nd frame down) on the refinish page
I gave him that Photo to do that paint
http://wantaframes.com/
 

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I was wondering IF the old Merckx factory would do the paint??
I know nothing about re-sprays at all.
Was it you who hooked BigRider on Wanta's??
 

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Dusty . . .
 

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4 more . .
 

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I'm going to do a complete restoration. The only thing that will stay is the entire Campy groupo minus the
front and rear brakes (going to do deltas!), the seatpost, and the bar. It's going to go back to it's exact period correct look.
 

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With deltas make sure you use the late model 5 pivot version. and the matching levers with the hole in front. these work pretty well unlike the early version.
 

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I'd skip the deltas

1= expensive
2= limited tire size
3=overly complicated, tough to work on to dial in
4= don't work all that awesome

the monoplaner is one of the sexiest brakes ever designed, just go with it
 

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atpjunkie said:
1= expensive
2= limited tire size
3=overly complicated, tough to work on to dial in
4= don't work all that awesome

the monoplaner is one of the sexiest brakes ever designed, just go with it
REALLY??? I always wanted Deltas!! I was in the process of putting together an Italian
fixie with Deltas when this popped-up. I know Deltas limitations, but there are SO sexy.
 

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bikerjulio said:
With deltas make sure you use the late model 5 pivot version. and the matching levers with the hole in front. these work pretty well unlike the early version.
With JUST Delta brakes can I use the current levers that are on the bike now or
will I need C-Record levers as well??
 

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I believe the matching levers had a return spring to augment the return of the Deltas. MIne are operated by regular Modolo Cronus levers with no spring and I had to pay a lot of attention to cable bends and friction to get them to return properly. Also, I thought that the hole in the late model Record lever gave access to a reach adjustment.

So, yes they can work with regular levers, but the correct ones are better.
 

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a good set of deltas

JetSpeed said:
REALLY??? I always wanted Deltas!! I was in the process of putting together an Italian
fixie with Deltas when this popped-up. I know Deltas limitations, but there are SO sexy.
and levers going to run you $500 or so most likely. Hell that's more than you paid for the bike. Use some of that money for the repaint. Yes Merckx will repaint but that is time and $$$.

Funny, no, my relationship with Wanta was independent of Bigriders. He has built BR a bike, he has painted 2 for me.

here's an entire gruppo $1000

http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-CAMPAGN...ltDomain_0&hash=item4aa66c11da#ht_8257wt_1141

brakes start around $300

http://sporting-goods.shop.ebay.com...+Delta&_catref=1&_fln=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m282
 

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I'm going to contact Merckx just to see $$. I'm also going to contact/visit Wanta.
Maybe I'll keep the groupo as it is . . . . .?? I want/ kinda need new wheels too.
I was thinking dark grey Mavic OP's with the two campag hubs off of this bike.
 
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