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1987 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, SLX, 57cm, Tricolor

Old 11-13-19, 03:55 PM
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1987 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, SLX, 57cm, Tricolor

For sale is this truly lovely 1987 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra bicycle. Seat tube is 57cm CTC, top tube is 56cm CTC. Stand over height is 32.5 inches. Flat fork crown with ‘logo’ pantographs. The original owner dented the top tube in his garage and had it replaced by noted frame builder Ed Litton. In 2013 it was resprayed in this blue pearl color scheme by Al Wanta.

Components are what I refer to as “Hill climbing Tricolor”. Shimano 600/Ultegra 6400 Euro-spec non-aero levers, 6402 double pivot brakes, 6402 eight speed indexed down tube shifters, Deore compact 50/34 crankset, Deore RD, CT70 FD, and 12-34 cassette. Headset is a modern Campagnolo Record.

Wheels are hand-built Shimano 6402 hubs laced to Mavic Open Elite rims with Sapim double butted spokes. Tires are Continental GP 4000 SII in size 28. Saddle is a Merckx branded ProLogo mounted to a 6401 aero seat post. Bars are Nitto Noodles mounted to a Nitto stem. Cable housing is Jagwire with Shimano stainless drawn shift and brake cables.

No pedals (unless I happen to have a set of road pedals that work with your shoes).

Full disclosure: when I purchased this frame in 2013, it was represented to me as a Century model in TSX, hence the paint color and white panel. Thanks to our Merckx serial number specialist, it’s been properly identified as a Corsa Extra in SLX, and rebadged accordingly. See this thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-v...lor-deore.html






As you can see from the photos, everything is in excellent condition. Bike rides beautifully and presents well.

Would REALLY prefer to sell this as a complete bike at $900 because everything works together so well but am also offering as a frame/fork/headset for $600. Note that price does not include shipping, but I will pack and ship it myself and use Ship Bikes as they are the least expensive right now.

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Are you still at $900 as in the previous listing?
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Sure.
Same bike, two different decals.
Same excellent ride and value.
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I'm just gonna give this a gentle weekend bump.
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one general tip for when the exact hub cone is not readily available. discovered that the curvature of the bearing surface on the shimano 600 was a pretty good "skeleton key" for many applications. it would sometimes require a small change in ball size to make everything come out correctly.
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I have owned 2 mid-80s Corsa Extras with SLX.
Both were larger frames than this one.

Smoothest riding bike I've ever been on.
And coming from the Dr. - guartanteed everything will function perfectly.
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