Eddy Merckx Track team Telekom

The corsa extra was one out of 3 offerings in the Merckx track line-up

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 wheel set 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

isn’t she a beauty?

  • Frame set: Eddy Merckx Telekom Corsa extra pista Columbus SLX tubing and SP forktubes late 1993?
  • Frame number : …-D-8338
  • Size: 62cc seat tube
  • Bottom bracket: Campagnolo record carbon 111mm
  • Crank set: Campagnolo C-record 175 mm (technically speaking it is just a record for the production year so…) TA specialités chain ring
  • 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
  • Seat post: 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)

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  1. Jacek
    April 14, 2020

    Hi! The D8338 was built in the fall of 1993 for the 1993/1994 track season. A beautiful bike. Thank you, Jacek.
    The same as above in a slightly more universal language 🙂

  2. Jacek
    April 14, 2020

    Hi! D8338 zbudowano jesienią 1993 na torowy sezon 1993/1994. Piękny rower. Dziękuję – Jacek

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