In the latest edition of Bikes of the Bunch, Fyxo founder Andy White shares some words about and photos of a recent Eddy Merckx ‘Team Weinmann’ Corsa Extra build. As Andy explains, “it’s an original classic from 1991, cobbled together with spares lying around.”
This bike has some history. It was sourced NOS from the bunker of a Belgian bicycle store for a friend back in the day. If you look very closely you can make it out in the following image, complete with Campagnolo Record and Shamals.
The real history lies with the team that raced these bikes in 1991 – Weinmann. Among the riders on the team was current Orica-GreenEdge director sportif Laurenzo LaPage.
Team Weinmann used Eddy Merckx frames equipped with EDCO components and I figured the next best thing would be some delicious Dura Ace from the period.
This is one of the most stunning Merckx’s I’ve had the pleasure of assembling. The lavender and rose colours really pop, the seven-speed indexed shifting is fantastic, and the original factory paint is in stunning shape.
If you’ve ever desired a sweet Sunday classic roller, you could do a lot worse.
Here are the build specs:
Frame: 56cm Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra ‘Team Weinmann’ with Columbus MAX tubing
Groupset: Dura Ace 7402 ensemble / seven-speed SIS
Saddle: Turbo perforated
Stem: 3ttt Columbus Cro-mo TIG
Bars: 3ttt Competizione
Rims: Campagnolo Record
Tyres: Vittoria Rally
Bidon cages: Elite Inox