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Eddy Merckx MX Leader Columbus Max MXL Small 52cm Mint
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26 Aug, 2012 19:32:07 BST
US $1,600.00
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Ota-ku, Tokyo, Japan


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Item specifics

Condition: Used Brand: Eddy Merckx
Complete Bike/Frame: Frame and Fork Model: MX Leader MXL
Frame Material: Steel Model Year: 1996
Country of Manufacture: Belgium Frame Size: 52 cm

Merckx MX Leader frameset/fork/headset in mint to excellent condition for sale.


Eddy Merckx MX Leader 1996

Color: Gun Metal (Dark Grey)

Frame/fork was purchased NOS, shipped from New York to Tokyo - in Nov 2009, built up and rode for a little less than 1000km in the mountains here in Central Japan.
Size is 52cm, with a 53.8cm Toptube (horizontal).  73.7 seat angle.
Comes with MX Leader original fork in matching colors, Campagnolo Record 1 inch threaded headset, Campagnlo Super Record Italian BB Cups.

Note that Campagnolo Cable Stoppers are not included in the sale..

Reason for selling:

Unfortunately the toptube is a tad too big for me, I typically ride frameset with a 52.7cm horizontal toptube or smaller. Rather than leaving it unused, it will be better off with new owner who can appreciate the legendary Merckx MX Leader ride quality.

Frameset/fork is used but can easily be mistaken as a NOS. I'm an anal when it comes to bike equipments/frameset.
As perfect and mint as it can possibly be, there are some notable 'points' that I would like to highlight to all prospective buyers. 

Fork - 100% Perfect

Cable rub - 98% Perfect (almost negligible)

The bottom side of the chainstays were scratched when I first received the NOS frameset, picture as attached. Prior to building up the frameset in Nov 2009, I have touched up with proper
filler and waterproof acrylic paint on the spots. Rest assured the frameset is perfectly fine with no further touch-up/repairs necessary.
The overall chrome on the right chainstays are in great condition, however the inner part of the chrome chainstay has some 'very'minor flacking which has since been polished, worth taking note of. Left chainstays has some minor tyre rub due to silly weightweenie skewers used previously. Spot has been properly touched up and protective tape added.

Refer to high resolution picture as attached, pic 10, 11 and 12
Absolutely zero dents. Two to three very minor touch ups (1mm-2mm in size)..

Some pics of the complete built up. (Note that this sale is only for the Frame/Fork/Headset and not a complete bike!!)


P1000401 P1000405 P1000406 P1000515 P1000516 P1000505 P1000507


Will ship internationally, please contact for shipping cost.

Item will be ship via EMS Japan with tracking number


All buyers will be responsible for customs tax if applicable.

*Note: Buyers with zero feedback please contact me before bidding. 



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