Eddy Merckx Track team Telekom 1992

The corsa extra was one out of 3 offerings in the Merckx track line-up (one of the others being the MX-leader pista)

Some of you might like to call it a fence instead of a bicycle, yes it’s rather large…

I got this frame set from Germany, now there is a very big chance that this is a track frame from Rolf Aldag as not many of these are around and it should fit him. I have tried to contact him trough facebook but no confirmation yet that it is his.

The wheelset came with this beauty of a merckx titane track bike  a clean set of sherrif star hubs, mavic pista rims and some eddy merckx decals which are a very nice touch.

Flite saddle has been reupholstered by cycle leather Corné now known as kontour.cc

crankset came from an aluminium merckx track frameset and the rest was scavanged over the years on swap meets and yes indeed, the internet.

isn’t she a beauty?

  • Frameset: Eddy Merckx Telekom Corsa extra pista Columbus SLX tubing and SP forktubes late 1992
  • framenumber : …-D-8338
  • Size: 62cc seat tube
  • Bottom bracket: Campagnolo record carbon 111mm
  • Crankset: Campagnolo C-record 175 mm (technically speaking it is just a record for the production year so…) TA specialités chainring
  • Headset: period correct Campagnolo C-record
  • Stem: period correct Cinelli with Eddy Merckx Panto
  • Handlebar: period correct Cinelli Criterium 65-42
  • Handlebar tape: black bike ribbon
  • Seatpost: Campagnolo C-record
  • Saddle: a lovely restored Sella italia Flite titanium, reupholstered by Cycle leather Corné (kontour.cc)
  • Pedals: Second gen c-record pedals (pista/strada see this link for more info)
  • Hubs: High flange Campagnolo c-record hubs, better known as Sherrif-star hubs
  • rims: Mavic Pista with tied and soldered spokes and merckx decals
  • tubes: Continental sonderklasse the ultimate choice for many professionals back in the day, extremely souple and lightweight (but don’t expect them to hold air for longer than a week)

This bike is for sale at 2500 euro complete

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