Confuses and delights: Merckx Strada with MXL tubing

The “Strada” labeling suggests positioning lower on the Merckx totem pole, while the MLX (sic) decal does just the opposite…

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EDDY MERCKX Strada Extra MLX

The Top model of the Merckx bike production during the end of the 80s beginning of the 90s

Manufactured with the highly professional  tube set COLUMBUS MLX

minor signs of usage.  overall top condition.

Size
Seat tube c-top

c-center

54.5

53.0

cm

cm

Top tube c-c 54.5 cm
Spacing
Rear drop outs 130.0 mm
Fork 120.0 mm
For classic threaded headsets 1´´
threads Ital.
Weight

(According to the Manufacturer)

frame

fork

2000.0

650.0

grams grams

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-EDDY-MERCKX-MLX-frame-fork-for-campagnolo-/391390091618

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Rarer than rocking horse ****

Can’t recall ever seeing a geared Laser on offer before.

This one was the personal ride of Castelli’s founder according to the ad.

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Cinelli Laser strada – Campagnolo C-Record
Cinelli Laser strada.
Personal bicycle of the late Maurizio Castelli, founder of Castelli cycling apparel.

The bicycle is shown and it is being sold as it was found. It’s in running conditions. Frameset and all components are free from cracks or damages.

Please look at the 90+ pictures attached below the description.

Top tube: 56 cm
Seat tube center to center: 55.5 cm
Head tube: 15 cm
Stem length: 110 mm
Handlebar width: 40 cm
Center of bottom bracket to top of saddle as pictured: 75 cm
Crank arm length: 170 mm
52-42 x 12-19 (Regina Cx/CxS) gearing
32 holes hubs front and rear

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cinelli-Laser-strada-Campagnolo-C-Record-/201450061523

Postscript: Castelli’s Laser Strada sold for an eye-popping $18,850. Yowza!

Gorgeous De Rosa

’nuff said.

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DE ROSA MOD. STRADA RECORD ELABORATA
Campagnolo Nuovo Record gruppo

An extremely rare find, a real masterpiece handmade by legend of the Italian framebuilding school, Ugo De Rosa. This complete 1970s De Rosa Record Strada Elaborata bicycle has been professionally restored with an original paint scheme, and a complete milled and drilled Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset.
Handmade in Cusano Milanino with Columbus tubing, the technical characteristics of this frame indicate it was made in 1970. This gorgeous (and rare) original paint scheme was chosen after extensive research on this model. The bicycle is in perfect condition, with a completely new paint job.
All components have been cleaned, the frame alignment has been checked, and all mechanical parts are fully functional and in excellent condition. The complete Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset, the most technologically advanced and high-performance groupset at the time, has been milled and drilled to decrease overall weight and add that extra, aesthetically pleasing, touch.
See pictures for further details. The wheelset was laced especially for this bicycle with NOS Nisi Corsa rims and Campagnolo Record hubs, and new Challenge Vulcano tubulars. PLEASE NOTE: Tubulars have not been glued.

For a complete list of technical details, frame size and components, please refer to our “technical sheet” below.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/DE-ROSA-Strada-Record-Elaborata-1970-Vintage-racing-bike-Size-54-5-RARE-/231582854892

Postscript: the auction ended at $1,837. Nice price for a beautiful bike.

1985 Cinelli Laser Crono Strada

Grail bike. Looks like the complete bike is on offer, although it has already been disassembled.

In a twist, this one is already located in the United States, not in Europe (or Japan, for that matter).

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This is an original Cinelli Laser Crono Strada … One of the most sought after bikes in the world. It is the 24th frame made by the Cinelli Factory as evidenced by “S24” stamped on the bottom bracket.
Please see pictures for details and condition of frame and all components. More pictures available here: http://s284.photobucket.com/user/Welshead/library/?sort=2&page=1
Specifications below to the best of my knowledge. All parts are original to bike except where noted.

I acquired this bike in 1990 as the second owner … I raced it twice and it has been in the attic ever since. I had considered having the frame professionally restored (painted w/ new original decals) and have quotes from a couple of the top bicycle restoration shops in the country, but then decided it may be more desirable in current condition (given it’s rarity) or sold for new owner to have restored under their control.
Bike will be professionally packaged with each component individually wrapped, insured and shipped.
Feel free to ask any questions … I will respond promptly.
Thank you!

Frame / Size / Year:
Cinelli Laser Crono Strada Time Trial / 60cm (center to center) / 1985

Handlebars / Stem:
Cinelli L.A. 84 / Cinelli pantographed

Fork / Headset:
Cinelli Laser / Campagnolo C-Record

Front Wheel Rim / Hub:
Ambrosio AERO dynamic Durex 650cc / Campagnolo C-Record

Rear Wheel:
HED Carbon Disk 700cc (not original to bike, but of same time period)

Crankset / Bottom Bracket:
Campagnolo C-Record (180 mm) 53/42 Chainrings / Campagnolo C-Record (68-SS)

Saddle / Seat Post / Bolt:
Cinelli Volare SLX / Campagnolo C-Record / Campagnolo

Chain / Freewheels:
Regina Hollow Pin / Regina America 12-19 and Regina America 13-21

Shift Levers / Derailleurs:
Campagnolo C-Record / Campagnolo C-Record (Front & Rear)

Brakes / Brake Levers:
Campagnolo C-Record / Campagnolo Aero Levers (not original to bike)

Other:
Campagnolo Aero Water Bottle & Cage

http://www.ebay.com/itm/EXTREMELY-RARE-1985-Cinelli-Laser-Crono-Strada-Time-Trial-Bike-/181727968227

Postscript: this auction closed at an impressive $9,999.

1975 Pogliaghi Strada 59.5cm

Wonder where this one will end up. From http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Italy/Pogliaghi/Pogliaghi_main.htm:

“Sante Pogliaghi was one of the acknowledged masters of post war Italian frame builders. He was sought after by top Olympic and Professionals alike. While his track bikes, both solo and track are most famous, he also made superb road bikes. Sante passed away << edited: (in the year) 2000. The rights to manufacture frames under his name had been acquired by Marc Rossin around 1982, then in the later 1980s, the Basso brothers. >> Bikes from the 1970s and earlier, made by Sante himself, are highly prized by knowledgeable collectors.”

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Vintage road bike from Sante Pogliaghi (Italy), type “Strada”.

Probably made in 1975.

Made for Elio Betori, Foligno, Italy (stamped “BET” in bb shell)

Lugged steel framework with Campagnolo dropouts and Reynolds 531 tubing.

Frame number “#D130” and “PSM” in seat lug.

Original paintwork in “champagne metallic”.

Equipped with Campagnolo Record, Cinelli, etc.

Very original.

Good/OK condition:
Original paintwork with patina and signs of use and age.
No touch ups and all original paint.
Chrome on fork crown original with few hurts.
Parts mostly good/OK with some signs.

Good technic:
Parts in overall mostly good condition and full useable.
Full serviced and checked.

Large sized with 59.5cm from center to center:

Seat tube (c-c) 59.5cm (c-t 61cm), top tube (c-c) 58cm,
weight like presented 10.05kg, handlebar (c-c) 40cm, stem (c-c) 110mm.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1975-PSM-POGLIAGHI-59-5cc-Campagnolo-Cinelli-Reynolds-531-vintage-road-bike-gc-/361211974817

Postscript: the auction closed at $2,900.