Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra artwork as I think it should be.
Aluminium colour seat post, stem and handlebars, black saddle, white bar tape, black / anthracite rims, black/tan tyres, stainless steel spokes.

Eddy Merckx Cora Extra

New road bike project coming up: Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra.
I got an ugly yellow frame in good condition and my size, so it's a nice starting point.
The frame will be shotblasted and resprayed.
The colour will be silver grey and decal style from around 1980.
Bike will be assembled with Nuovo Record, some Super Record and a few pantoed parts.

Columbus track frame kit for sale

FOR SALE: Track frame kit, Columbus tubing
Frame size 59 cm center - top.
Manufacturer unknown.
100% sure that it is Columbus tubing (Columbus logo stamped), high end because it takes a 27.2 mm seat post. Probably Columbus SL.
Paint chips / storage wear and some sanded spots to smoothen out optical irregularities.
EUR 200.- excl. postage. More information, photo's and freight costs on request.

Selle Italia Flite Titanium

Introduced in 1990 and already a classic in the same decennium. One of the first super lightweight saddles with a minimalistic design, slim profile, reduced friction area.
It was a quite different saddle and you liked or hated the feel. I must say, I have not done extended test rides, but I wasn't very enthousiastic about the first impression. A decade later, I've used the TransAm version with the hole for quite some time, but also that is certainly not my all time favourite saddle.
Anyway, the first Flite Titanium (yellow Flite logos on the nose, white Titanium names on the sides and Selle Italia in red on the back) is a real icon and very desired by collectors.

Arius perforated cyclocross saddle, Fangio branded

This "Fangio" saddle is the same as my other perforated cyclocross saddle, Soffatti Professionale branded.
Both are made in Spain by Arius and derived from the model Special Gran Carrera.
Fangio used to be a Belgian bike brand, also sponsoring small pro teams and labeling Alan frames with Fangio name.
So, it's not that strange that Fangio had some saddles made with their own logo for cyclocross bikes.

Shimano SM-SH70 shoe cleats

These SM-SH70 cleats are the "fixed mode" cleats for Dura Ace road SPD pedals PD-7410.
The "fixed cleats" can be recognized by the 2 concentric circles on the cleats, the "float" cleats SM-SH71 have arrows instead.
The metal bridge with the 2 plastic parts, called "pontoons", must be used.
Road shoes don't have space for recessed cleats in the shoe tread (compared with touring or MTB shoes).
The pontoons enable for more or less safe walking (don't over estimate this) and give extra support or contact surface (stability) when the shoes and cleats have been clicked into the pedals.

Shimano Dura Ace track sprocket

Received today, this aluminium 16 teeth 1/2x1/8" wide track sprocket.
Production code EJ = October 1980.
NJS stamped.
According to catalogue, only 18 grams.

Martelly track

New track bike project!
Martelly (Martens, Belgium) track frame with Dura Ace 10 components.
The frame is too small, so it has to go (edit 29. Mar. 2016: sold).
Most probably I will keep the components and will build my second bike with such a group set.
I'll trade the Campagnolo front hub or front wheel against a Dura Ace one and found a correct BB set already.
A Dura Ace headset would be nice, but this Hattaswan will also do.

Power pedals

It took me a couple of years, but finally I got them!
Most probably not for riding, but great stuff for my collection, for exhibitions, this blog and to share it with everybody. Power pedals from 1995, designed (and perhaps also made) in Norway.
The unique thing about these pedals is, that there is a clutch in each pedals, that makes that the pedal axle can only rotate in one direction.
Quote of the owners manual:
"Using shoes with stiff sole, the lever arm will increase with the length of the shoes on the backstroke".
More and different muscles are used, thus less fatigue.
Very good, practical point is, that the cleats are compatible with shoes with Look as well as Time (Speedplay) hole patterns.
Disadvantage: very heavy, despite magnesium pedal body and titanium axle. "

Selle San Marco Concor Profil saddle (II)

And another one!
This time red, new old stock.
Apart from the colour and the style of the Concor plate at the back, same as this one.