Tag Archives: SRAM Rival

Time to start saving

I’ve been dreaming for a while now of a new frame to replace the Merckx. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely adore the Merckx as a basic racing bike but part of me desires a really expensive flashy bike. I … Continue reading

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The finished Dolan Cyclocross build

The finished Dolan Cyclocross build, originally uploaded by leguape. At last, after many hours of tinkering, crying and wailing it is ready for riding. Woolsey’s of Acton sorted the headset star nut this morning but otherwise all the fitting and … Continue reading

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Building work is still in progress

This is how far I’ve got with building up my cyclocross bike: Just need to buy some hangers for front and rear brake cables, a wrench or two for the bottom bracket and cranks and get the star nut done … Continue reading

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I didn’t last long

There’s a Dolan cyclocross frame in the post, some Empella FrogLeg cantilever brakes and Continental Twister tyres. I’ve stripped down the Trek 1000 for a Sora triple groupset, bar and stem. Yes, it looks like cyclocross is on. I’ve ended … Continue reading

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Caught in the ‘cross fire

Argh, it’s an itch I can’t scratch – I’ve been caught up in the rush to try cyclocross and I’m trying to resist buying another bike. I can’t afford it (I’ve just impulse bought a new SRAM Rival groupset for … Continue reading

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Are you sure that’s my point?

I seem to have scored a point. According to the officials I finished 9th at Hillingdon last weekend. I’m fairly certain I didn’t but I’m not going to complain about my one point’s worth of recompense for the season thus … Continue reading

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Merckx Racing: first impressions

Whippy is perhaps my first thought on describing the new bike. Not in the sense of flailing all over the place but in the sense of responsive to the touch and manoeuvrable. Light is the next thing thing that springs … Continue reading

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The mighty Merckx

Here at last is my newest addition to the collection, an Eddy Merckx Racing decked out with full SRAM Rival. You’ll probably want the full spec as well to satisfy that “how big’s the engine?” thing everyone does with anything … Continue reading

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A timely ar-Rival

My new groupset is here at last! 20% off in the January sale meant there was no way I was going to miss the opportunity to bag the new SRAM Rival setup for the Merckx I’m having built up. Here … Continue reading

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Merckx me up baby!

Well the classic shape Eddy Merckx frame was too big for me in the top tube. But the compact/sloping one wasn’t, so I now own an Eddy Merckx Race frame in black, silver and red. I’ve also ordered an SRAM … Continue reading

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