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Say hello to my new friend Eddy(8 posts)

Say hello to my new friend Eddyrussw19
Jun 13, 2003 6:21 PM
Since everyone else was posting pics of their new bikes, I thought I would join the fray. I picked this up on Ebay from Holland for next to nothing. When I got it I put new tires on, changed the seat and post, cleaned the bar tape, and overhauled it and polished all the nice chrome Campy parts. There is some surface rust on a few bolts and it is not perfect, but I have wanted a Super Record bike for 15 years now. It's an Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra. Full SLX with Campy Super Record with Campy Colbato brakes. It doesn't have the Ti spindle in the BB, and I need the crank dust caps and a dust cap for one of the pedal spindles. But man, was I happy when I took it for it's first ride here in the States! So everyone, say hello to Ed!

Russ

by the way, my camera is not that good so the pics aren't that clear...
Vavava Vooooooommmmmmflying
Jun 13, 2003 6:30 PM
Very very nice bike !!!
Congrats on the deal you got a good one ;-)
beautygtx
Jun 13, 2003 9:45 PM
Nice ride! But trust me, you don't want the ti bb spindle, they were junk.
AWESOME!sctri
Jun 13, 2003 11:41 PM
That looks great man!

RC

(BTW thanks for the disc, it arrived the other day, give me a shout if you ever ride in my part of the country!)
AWESOME!russw19
Jun 14, 2003 1:33 AM
Sweet, I am glad you liked it. Some of the live stuff is pretty cool. I have much more on video, but I need to convert it and I am lazy enough that I don't know when that will happen.

I may go on Warped Tour as their merch guy/bartender this summer, but only on the Florida dates. It will depend on my school and work schedules.

Talk to you later,
Russ
did you find the stem?colker
Jun 14, 2003 2:26 PM
you were looking for a 130...
did you find the stem?russw19
Jun 14, 2003 4:36 PM
I found a couple of Control Tech stems and a Syncros stem, but I really want an ITM Krystal. I also found a place that has a pantagraphed stem in a 130, but it's a little much.. I don't plan to ride this bike much anyways, as I still have the Pinarello you saw pics of.

Everything good on your end? I am still always looking for some Look pedals for you.. I haven't forgotten.

Later,
Russ
That is nice!!!!the bull
Jun 14, 2003 10:06 PM
I like it a lot in fact I am jealous!
Can I guess the size?
Is it a 56cm?
Is it a 1988 or so?
My Bottechia looked about that year.