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1985 Eddy Merckx pista SLX 56cm

56cm (st) x 56.5cm (tt). Pearl white. Columbus SLX tubing. Rare sloped fork crown. Something I think is typical on a Merckx pista, this bike has a lower bottom bracket height and slightly relaxed geometry, esp the seat tube angle which puts the rider more “behind” the pedals than over them. I’m guessing it’s 74deg head tube/73 seat tube). Bike’s cosmetic condition is a B+ but the bb was shot (and seized) and the headset may need to be replaced. I don’t think the bb had ever been pulled. I’m appreciating the character of the SLX tubeset, compared to the other steel I have. Light, smooth and good power transfer. Nice lugs. Great paint.

Frame:
Merckx Columbus SLX

Fork/Headset:
Columbus SLX/Campagnolo

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Campagnolo record pista/tbd

Pedals:
Xpedo M-force spd

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Alloy 17t cog, Campy/ KMC 710 chain

Handlebars/Stem:
Nitto 125b 40cm / 3ttt Record 105mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle Italia Flite / Thomson Elite

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic/Conti

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic/Conti

Accessories:
Kinesiology tape bar wrap

Added by Yogi. Last updated 5 days ago.

3 Comments

pwebb88

pwebb88 says:

gorgeous bike

Posted 5 days ago

GhostRidingTheWhip

GhostRidingTheWhip says:

+1

Posted 5 days ago

Yogi

Yogi says:

Thanks man!

Posted 5 days ago