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January 9, 2016 10:30 AM   Subscribe

Welcome back from your Saturday morning ride! Now enjoy the classic Eddy Merckx profile La course en tête. [101min.]

Have a nice Saturday evening ride!
posted by carsonb (10 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
 
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posted by carsonb at 10:31 AM on January 9, 2016


YES!
posted by drezdn at 10:33 AM on January 9, 2016


The Cannibal. Greatest of all time.
posted by Sokka shot first at 10:58 AM on January 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


I was gonna get some plumbing done this afternoon! Oh well.
posted by kneecapped at 11:08 AM on January 9, 2016


I was gonna get some plumbing done this afternoon!
By which I sincerely hope you mean brazing Reynolds 531 tubes into triangular forms :)
posted by merlynkline at 12:09 PM on January 9, 2016 [4 favorites]


Post title is good advice, but a little rich considering the kind of bikes that get sold under the Merckx name and what they go for.

Another biking maxim for the financially challenged: Japan made really good bikes in the 80s and a lot of them are on Craigslist now.
posted by zjacreman at 3:12 PM on January 9, 2016 [2 favorites]


Are there any particular names to look out for? I really need a new used bike.
posted by drezdn at 4:08 PM on January 9, 2016


Drezdn, check your memail.
posted by zjacreman at 4:22 PM on January 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


Drezdn: I own more than one Bridgestone. Amazing Japanese made bikes, if you can find them.

There are a lot of other good ones too. Just look at the Japanese brands from that era. Steel is real :).
posted by bradbane at 5:14 PM on January 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


Miyata made the best of the Japanese steel bikes during the 80's by far. My team was sponsored by them, and our Team Miyata Dura Ace equipped bikes made me quickly forget about the Trek I was riding before the switch.
posted by remo at 8:04 AM on January 10, 2016 [3 favorites]


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