Merckx Corsa Extra Pursuit

Very nice, though the colors are actually those of Team Weinmann, not Telekom as the seller incorrectly states.


This very rare beauty frameset is for sale now… Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra track pursuit, Columbus SLX tubing, Handmade in Belgium 1996. Team Telekom color. 650c front wheel & 700c rear wheel.

Seat tube 59cm Center to Center
Effective Top tube 56cm Center to Center (Horizontal)
Headtube 14cm

Here’s what included on the sale:
– Frame and Fork, original Eddy Merckx, no brake holes.
– Headset Campagnolo C-Record
– Stem 3ttt with Eddy Merckx pantographed
– Handlebar: Nitto RB009 (cutted), wrapped with Fizik suede bartape
– Seatpost: Campagnolo C-Record
– Saddle: San Marco Corcor Super Corsa (new)
– Seatpin bolt: Campagnolo
– Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Record Pista (new)

The frameset is in good condition, straight, no dent, no crack, no rust. Only few minor paint chipped.


Merckx Corsa Extra—with chrome lugs

The chrome lugs are something we don’t recall ever seeing on a Merckx. Nice touch on what is already a very nice bike.


Up for sale comes a perfect

Eddy Merckx – Corsa Extra

It´s a rare oppertunity to get a nearly NEW/NOS condition Corsa Extra with Campagnolo´s top of the line C Record groupset equiped.

Everything on this bike looks and works perfect! It´s a no worry bike!

Framesize is

Seat Tube 54cm center to top
Top Tube 54cm center to Center
Head Tube 11,7cm


Campagnolo C Record Brake Levers
Campagnolo C Record Headset Italian
Campagnolo C Record Delta Brake 5 Pivot (Black Rubber)
Campagnolo C Record Seatpost
Campagnolo C Record Bottom Braket Italian
Campagnolo C Record Crank 170
Campagnolo C Record Rear Deraileur 8x Speed
Campagnolo C Record Front Deraileur 2x
Campagnolo C Record Friction Shifter
Campagnolo C Record Hubs Italian and runs smooth as silk
Campagnolo C Record 8 Speed Cassette
Campagnolo Omega Rims Clincher
Selle Italia Flite Titanium Saddle
3ttt Super Competizione Handlebar 420
3ttt Stem 100
Cinelli Bar Tape
Vittoria Oscar X Clincher tires
Columbus SLX tubing

Brian in CA’s Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra Team ADR


Brian in Davis, CA bought the Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra Team ADR last seen on these pages and shared these post-purchase photos. Already we spy a number of very worthwhile changes, such as the Delta brakes, non-ergonomic handlebar, Record aero seatpost, pantographed stem, Elite Ciussi bidon cage—the list goes on. Well done, Brian! Thank you sharing.


See past installments of our Readers’ Rides here. And submit your own here.


Another Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra

Who likes pink?

(We’d ride it.)


Just in time for the holiday season, the perfect gift for the vintage-steel-head on your list! This is a one of a kind screaming hot pink 86/87 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra. 60cm. It’s matching Dura Ace 7400 down to every last nut and bolt. Custom built Ambrosio wheelset, assembled by The Freewheel.

As she sits – $800
I keep the seat – $750
I keep the bars/stem/seat – $700
Frame/Fork/Headset/BB – $500

If you are interested I have another full DA-7400 groupset I’d let go of for $350

Update: a tipster indicates that the bike has been repainted by famed bike painter Joe Bell. For what it’s worth.

Team Hitachi Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra

Here’s another one of these. The last one didn’t attract any bids even when the opening bid was lowered to $1,750.


Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra in Team Hitachi colors
58c-c, 57tt
Full 7400 DA groupo
Cinelli bars and stem (44cm bars, 130mm stem)
American Classic post
Flite saddle

Fully tuned and ready to go!

serial number includes:
Left side
Right side

Some scrapes and scratches as to be expected. No dents or anything crazy.

Eddie Merckx Corsa Extra in Team Hitachi colors

That’s a very fine-looking bike. Not our favorite EM team colors, but very nice all the same.


I have decided to sell my favorite mint condition Eddy Merckx road bike. I purchased this bike in 1988 from the High Wheeler bike shop in Boulder Colorado. It was the first professional level bicycle that I owned. In about 2005 I decided to freshen the bike up with a wonderful Joe Bell paint job in the original Hitachi paint scheme ($1,300 and worth every dollar). Also at this time a decision was made to change the bike from 7 speed to 8 speed. The rear chain stays were spread to 130mm, the shifting lugs on the down tube were removed and new ones were added to handle the lever shifters. See the photo for this change. These changes were done by Holland Bicycles, a professional custom builder in San Diego, California.

The bike is now equipped with 8 speed Dura Ace components with a Cinelli bar and stem. The wheels are made with Dura Ace hubs and Campagnolo Victory Strada rims. Veloflex tubular tires are mounted on the rims.

The bike has a 54.5 top tube. As I mentioned earlier, it has a wonderful Joe Bell paint job. You will not be able to feel any decals, it is a perfect high gloss finish. The bike has no dings or dents or scratches. The only imperfection to the paint was actually done last week when the rear wheel rubbed against the chain stay because the skewer wasn’t tight enough. Fortunately, it is not visible unless you remove the rear wheel. Please feel free to ask questions.