Beautiful Bicycle: Andy’s Eddy Merckx MX-Leader Road Jun 14, 2011

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What’s that? Campy 8 speed-era graphite Croce d’Aune calipers? Surely this bike has to belong to someone “in the know”. Luckily, I’m in the know with the person who’s in the know. Know what I mean? Er… Here’s the noble steed that guided me on Friday down King Lake and through wombat blood with Mr. Track Cunt himself, Andy White.

When we reached the bottom of the range, I stopped to admire the daylight and decided to shoot a few photos of Andy’s gorgeous MX-Leader with modern Campy 10. Check out more below!

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Apologies for some of these photos, my camera was soaked in condensation and I could barely see through the view finder but I didn’t wanna just delete them because I absolutely love MX-Leaders. Unlike the MAX Merckx frames, the MX-L has a fork crown lug and a few tweaks to the tubing specs. For a full break-down, check out this old post I put up a while back.

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This beaut was covered in mud and soaking wet at the end of our ride. But that Campy 10 just kept shifting fine all day.

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The MX-Ls also had nice seatstay caps and the top tube was backwards (well, reversed) when compared to the MAX frames.

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That’s what a well-ridden bike should look like. Practical and classy.

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Record 10, vintage steel, big bottles, steel stem, Rolls saddle and arse sweat.

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Because “Life’s too short to ride shit bikes”.

THANK YOU Andy. I had a blast! Remember kiddies, STEEL IS REAL! Vintage frames look great with modern groups.

Previously:
A Day in 10 Photos: 06.10.2011 (MEL_ADi10P) – FYXO Road Ride

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