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Eddy Merckx EMX-3

saskskiersaskskier Posts: 4
edited March 2017 in Your road bikes
After a few years off the bike and then a season of mountain biking (now that I'm close to actual mountains), I found a smoking deal on a frame/groupset (Ultegra). Figured I'd throw some wheels, cranks and pedals on it and if I didn't ride, sell it for a solid profit. That said, it's awesome and made a couple of upgrades this winter and plan on making a few more before summer hits. I'm playing around with new tape too, so forgive the mismatch.

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Frame: Eddy Merckx EMX-3 (61cm)
Forks: Eddy Merckx
Bars: Ritchey Classic 42mm (plan on upgrading to something carbon and wider)
Stem: Deda Zero (110mm)
Headset: not sure
Bar Tape: Fizik/not sure (figuring out what I like)

Front Brake Lever: Ultegra
Front Caliper: Ultegra
Rear Brake Lever: Ultegra
Rear Caliper: Ultegra

Shifters: Ultegra
Cables: not sure
Front Mech: Ultegra
Rear Mech: Ultegra

Seat: Ergon SR3-L (replaced a narrow SSM Aspide)
Seat Post: Eddy Merckx
Seat Post Clamp:

Cranks: Shimano 105
Chainring(s): Shimano 105
Chain: KMC
Cassette: Ultegra
Pedals: Shimano m530 (switching to Ultegra's soon)
Bottom Bracket: not sure

Front Wheel: 88mm carbon tubular (replaced the Shimano r501's I made due with last year)
Hub: Novatec
Tire: Vittoria Corsa tubular 23mm (plan on switching to 25mm)

Back Wheel: 88mm carbon tubular (replaced the Shimano r501's I made due with last year)
Hub: Novatec
Tire: Vittoria Corsa tubular (plan on switching to 25mm)

Accessories: cheap cycle computer, but will probably upgrade to a Garmin this season

Weight: 8.6kg (19lb) - no lightweight

Other info: I'm 6'4 and 280-ish (working on that...), so can't go too light!

Posts

  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    That's well nice - be nicer with newer shifters and black tape, but cool nonetheless.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    That's one of the best photos of a bike on here.
  • Garry H wrote:
    That's one of the best photos of a bike on here.

    Thanks!
  • Picked up pedals (Shimano 105's), wider bars (Zipp Service Course SL-80, 44cm), stem (90mm 3T) and new shoes (Giro Empire ACC). Flipped the stem and adjusted the angle of the brakes and she's looking a touch more aggressive than when I originally posted.

    Still keeping an eye out for different cranks (possibly used Sram Red's, Rotor's or FSA's, but nothing's set in stone) and will probably move to 25mm tires before the season hits.

    Will post an updated picture later today or tomorrow.
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