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Advice on Merckx frames(4 posts)

Advice on Merckx framesj-son
Aug 8, 2002 11:15 PM
Those with experience with Merckx frames, and the Team SC in particular, please advise. I'm planning on getting a new frame soon, and I am interested in the Team SC.

Any opinions or experience would be appreciated.

This may assistEager Beagle
Aug 9, 2002 1:37 AM
I recently (yesterday actually) only just didn't buy a Merckx (it was the deal on another bike that just pipped it).

I didn't ride an SC, but the Flyer, which is down the range a little. However, it's a tremendous frame - it may be bottom end, but Merckx's bottom end it a lot higher than a lot of others IMO. It's tiple butted, light, and a great ride. The finish and paint (this was team colours) are really something else too.

I found the geo, not surprisingly, a lot like a Lemonde - slightly set-back, and very nice for pushing a slightly bigger gear, which is the way I ride. I think the SC and Flyer geo are the same. It's not what I would regard as a sprint/crit geo, but one you could ride all day and enjoy.

So the upshot is that Merckx really makes a fine frame, well finished. Have a careful try of the fit and geo though.

re: Advice on Merckx framesyummy
Aug 9, 2002 3:06 AM
Haven't you read any of the previous posts about that bike? It rules. I can't tell you enough how happy I am with that bike. Merckx measures c-c so make sure you get the appropriate size (ie fitted) and that the geometry actually suits you.
Go for it!AFred
Aug 9, 2002 11:33 AM
See my review on this site. You can't go wrong (unless your looking for centrury-length comfort or racing crits).