Eddy Merckx Strada Team Weinmann build

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Eddy Merckx Strada Team Weinmann build

Postby tripstobaltimore » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:43 pm

I picked up a 1991 Eddy Merckx Strada in Team Wienmann replica colours from the forum a little while back, and thought I'd do a bit of a build thread. Frame is in reasonable knick, fair bit of patina but straight and no major issues. Considered restoring the paint, but will leave as is atm.

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Bars are 3TTT competizione tour de france, with a NOS 3TTT synthesis stem. Levers are Shimano 600 I believe (also NOS).

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Going for the dura ace 7400 groupset (in keeping with the age of the frame). The brake levers are basically NOS. Apparently used, but definitely dont look it.

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Shifters are dura ace 7 spd. 8 spd would probably be closer to the vintage of this bike, but I wanted to go down tube shifters, and 8 spd DA are hard to find.

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Dura ace 7402 RD, which looks brand new from the front, but has a few scratches on the rear of the cage.

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And lightly used (with some light typical crank arm scratches) cranks

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Have also got some polished up 7 spd DA hubs to be built into wheels.

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So as you can see I've been going to a close to NOS/near new component level. I still need some items - seat post, wheels, cassette, chain, BB and the FD on is a 7700, so will replace that eventually. If anyone has any of these available, feel free to let me know. Thinking white bar tape and white seat would go nicely. Will update when more parts are purchased. :D

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Re: Eddy Merckx Strada Team Weinmann build

Postby RobertFrith » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:30 pm

She's 21! (is it OK to call an Eddy "she"?)
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Re: Eddy Merckx Strada Team Weinmann build

Postby tripstobaltimore » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:36 am

:D Yeah for her birthday I'll get her some new cables :wink: Maybe its an Edwina Merckx?
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Re: Eddy Merckx Strada Team Weinmann build

Postby frailer5 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:08 am

Those paint colours. What were they tripping on in raging Belgium in the day? But, I like 'em. 8)
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Re: Eddy Merckx Strada Team Weinmann build

Postby tripstobaltimore » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:38 am

frailer5 wrote:Those paint colours. What were they tripping on in raging Belgium in the day? But, I like 'em. 8)


Do a search for the team kit - :shock:
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Re: Eddy Merckx Strada Team Weinmann build

Postby Velo13 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:39 pm

tripstobaltimore wrote:I still need some items - seat post, wheels, cassette, chain, BB and the FD on is a 7700, so will replace that eventually. If anyone has any of these available, feel free to let me know.


Hi Alan,

Clamp on Front Deraileur?

32 hole rims?

I think the DA seatpole you will be looking for is SP-7400? You think 8s down tube shifters are rare .....

PM sent.
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Re: Eddy Merckx Strada Team Weinmann build

Postby pentlandexile » Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:11 pm

That's a fantastic looking bike.
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Re: Eddy Merckx Strada Team Weinmann build

Postby tripstobaltimore » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:46 pm

Velo13 wrote:
tripstobaltimore wrote:I still need some items - seat post, wheels, cassette, chain, BB and the FD on is a 7700, so will replace that eventually. If anyone has any of these available, feel free to let me know.


Hi Alan,

Clamp on Front Deraileur?

32 hole rims?

I think the DA seatpole you will be looking for is SP-7400? You think 8s down tube shifters are rare .....

PM sent.


Braze on FD. The front rim is 32 hole,rear is 36. I didn't get your pm sorry...
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Re: Eddy Merckx Strada Team Weinmann build

Postby tripstobaltimore » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:47 pm

pentlandexile wrote:That's a fantastic looking bike.


Thanks, the photos really don't do it justice. Odd colour scheme, but it really works. Will look great complete I reckon.
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Re: Eddy Merckx Strada Team Weinmann build

Postby munga » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:18 pm

nice bars! 8)
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Re: Eddy Merckx Strada Team Weinmann build

Postby tripstobaltimore » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:07 am

munga wrote:nice bars! 8)


:P
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Re: Eddy Merckx Strada Team Weinmann build

Postby ghostpoet » Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:41 pm

Paintscheme is known as Tutti Frutti I think. Awesome looking frameset. I know a midwife in Melbs who will be very jealous....What bars are they?
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Re: Eddy Merckx Strada Team Weinmann build

Postby tripstobaltimore » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:44 am

3ttt competizione bars.

Quick question for anyone out there - can I use current shimano compatible brake and gear cables? Will the cable end fit properly into the brake and gear levers?

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Re: Eddy Merckx Strada Team Weinmann build

Postby Dan » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:19 am

tripstobaltimore wrote:3ttt competizione bars.

Quick question for anyone out there - can I use current shimano compatible brake and gear cables? Will the cable end fit properly into the brake and gear levers?

Cheers


Cable away - no issues that I'm aware of. Off topic - the frame looks in better condition than your carpet :O :)
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Re: Eddy Merckx Strada Team Weinmann build

Postby Velo13 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:30 pm

tripstobaltimore wrote:
Velo13 wrote:
tripstobaltimore wrote:I still need some items - seat post, wheels, cassette, chain, BB and the FD on is a 7700, so will replace that eventually. If anyone has any of these available, feel free to let me know.


Hi Alan,

Clamp on Front Deraileur?

32 hole rims?

I think the DA seatpole you will be looking for is SP-7400? You think 8s down tube shifters are rare .....

PM sent.


Braze on FD. The front rim is 32 hole,rear is 36. I didn't get your pm sorry...


Hmm, okay, not sure where it went. I PM'd you that I had some nice 32h pairs of period rims, but they're no good to you. I suggest some silver Velocity A23s as you might struggle to find a period matching 32/36 pair.

If you need a good wheelbuilder, let me know ....
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Re: Eddy Merckx Strada Team Weinmann build

Postby tripstobaltimore » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:11 am

Ah ok, yeah I was thinking of going the velocity A23's. I will keep that in mind, cheers
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Re: Eddy Merckx Strada Team Weinmann build

Postby seddo » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:28 am

Velocity razors aren't bad for the retro look, love the Merckx team frames
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Re: Eddy Merckx Strada Team Weinmann build

Postby fatfixie » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:21 pm

Lovely

Always wanted a tutti frutti (and a team 7-eleven). Got a Motorola Corsa, Molteni MXL and 10th Anniversary amongst others....


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Re: Eddy Merckx Strada Team Weinmann build

Postby tripstobaltimore » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:14 pm

fatfixie wrote:Lovely

Always wanted a tutti frutti (and a team 7-eleven). Got a Motorola Corsa, Molteni MXL and 10th Anniversary amongst others....


Andy


I've also got a blue corsa extra im building up with DA EX gear (which will be finished before this one...). Its a lovely frame. I also want to get an MXL at some stage. I love the 7-eleven colours too. Will hopefully own one of them one day too haha

Small update - BB has arrived, pic of bike with cranks mounted. Have some rims (open pro's) and spokes on the way, will build up the rim when they arrive.

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Re: Eddy Merckx Strada Team Weinmann build

Postby RobertFrith » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:19 pm

Looking good. LOVE the retro bike stand :!:
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Re: Eddy Merckx Strada Team Weinmann build

Postby tripstobaltimore » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:40 am

RobertFrith wrote:Looking good. LOVE the retro bike stand :!:


:lol:

I do have a legit one, it was just in the garage and was feeling lazy :D
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Re: Eddy Merckx Strada Team Weinmann build

Postby TDC » Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:30 pm

With regards to rims, have you looked at the H + sons TB14. Low profile box section. If have Hard ano grey ones on my Telekom Corsa Extra. They also are avilable in black and polished.
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Re: Eddy Merckx Strada Team Weinmann build

Postby TDC » Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:16 pm

Here are pics of the tb14 wheels

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