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Have a vintage Merckx/Fixie hub spacing question(9 posts)

Have a vintage Merckx/Fixie hub spacing questionteoteoteo
Nov 17, 2003 7:31 AM
Last night I bought a Fixie project bike--an '82 Merckx that could also be a nice restore/repaint. The thing is I don't know the spacing--I seem to recall my '85 Guerciotti was a 6 speed Regina.

I need to start rear hub huntin' can anyone help me out...I'm thinkin' its 126....
re: Have a vintage Merckx/Fixie hub spacing questionRusty Coggs
Nov 17, 2003 7:42 AM
126 sounds right.Why not just measure it?
If it's a repaint why not size the spacing to your whim?(nm)spluti
Nov 17, 2003 9:07 AM
re: Have a vintage Merckx/Fixie hub spacing questionteoteoteo
Nov 17, 2003 9:24 AM
Rusty...The frame is being shipped--just trying to get all kinks worked out before it arrives.

The repaint to the way I want it will cost so I am using for a fixie until I decide it's fate. It could be a nice vintage restore or modernize with 130 spacing and add a second set of water bottle bolts. Until I get a better handle on what I want it will make a nice fixie frame
re: Have a vintage Merckx/Fixie hub spacing questionrussw19
Nov 17, 2003 9:50 AM
It will be 126. My Merckx is an 86 and it's 126. But it's a steel frame so you can cold set it wider if needed.

Russ
1982 could be 120gtx
Nov 17, 2003 11:24 AM
which was the norm for 5 speed. But even if it was it might have been spread out to 126 or more by now...
Cool frameset.dzrider
Nov 17, 2003 11:48 AM
I'd planned on bidding on that one if I didn't win the Marinoni I was bidding on. Hope it works out well for both of us. I've been watching a while for bike of that vintage and suddenly there were two that I really liked and could afford.
Thanksteoteoteo
Nov 17, 2003 2:52 PM
I debated...I really wanted a Merckx or Colnago and needed a 56 TT. I have let a few bikes I like slip and regretted. I was a tad worried that it had no bids, maybe people were leary because of paint chips. In the end I thought $200 seemed worth it to me. He had good history and the bike should ship tomorrow. His comment about Cyclart at least told me he'd looked into restoration and was legit--or at least an educated scammer (laughs) .
Bike to be ridden rather than collected.dzrider
Nov 17, 2003 5:24 PM
I think sometimes bikes get more action and go for much more money if they appeal to occasional riders who want a museum piece rather than a bike to ride alot. It looked like a great buy to me and I had no sense of scam about it.