If you’re looking at this, you know that you’re seeing what is one of the most sought-after bikes of the classic steel era- a nearly mint (ridden maybe 450 miles) Merckx MX Leader. Utterly gorgeous, and an ride like no other.
Unfortunately, it’s a bit small for me, so it has to go.
NOS MX Leader frame, built up with Chorus 10 speed and ridden maybe 450 miles total.
Front derailleur, rear derailleur, crankset, shifters, brakes: vintage Chorus 10, in excellent mechanical shape
Bottom bracket: NOS Chorus
Stem: Cinelli XA, 120 mm
Bars: Cinelli 66-42, classic Merckx bend
Headset: Chris King, of course
Saddle: God’s own saddle, of course: the inimitable Selle Italia Regal
Chain: NOS Chorus 10, 450 miles
Wheels: 32 hole Mavic Reflex tubular rims, Chorus hubs, wheelsmith spokes, built by Wheelsmiths
Tires: Vittoria Corsa EVO
Seat tube: 54 cm
Top tube: 55 cm