Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra

Very slowly this Eddy Merckx progressed and was finally finished.
I’ve acquired the Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra frame kit from Columbus SLX tubing late 2016 and got is re-sprayed in April 2017.
Now it’s more or less ready (bike are never finished), incl. Campagnolo parts, some pantographed bits (stem, brake levers, chainring) and Eddy Merckx Podio pedals and shoes.
Okay, the simple Campagnolo shifting levers will be replaced by a pair of Simplex retrofriction levers at a certain moment and I may please those people who complain about the too modern bare tape by swapping it for e.g. white Bike Ribbon.
I’m please with the outcome, although it’s not fully period correct (frame, fork crown, decals) and not as colourful as for example the frames with Telekom, Stuttgart, Motorola or Domex paint schemes.







Frame and fork
: Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Columbus SLX, 58 cm centre - centre.

Head set: Campagnolo Super Record

Cranks: Campagnolo Record Strada, 170 mm, 52/42T

Bottom Bracket set: Campagnolo Record, 36x24.

Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record

Front derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record, braze-on

Shifting lever: Campagnolo Record

Brakes: Campagnolo Record

Hubs: Mavic 500 RD

Rims: Mavic GP4, 32H

Tyres: Vittoria Corsa SC 25 mm tubular

Sprockets: Sachs multiple freewheel

Chain: KMC B1 Narrow Silver

Pedals: Eddy Merckx Podio

Saddle: Selle Italia Turbo

Seat Post: Campagnolo Record, 27.2 mm

Stem: Cinelli 1R, 13 cm

Handlebars: Cinelli Campione del Mondo, 66-44, 44 cm center - center

Brake levers: Campagnolo Record

Bar tape: White