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Old 11-23-08, 05:24 AM   #1
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eddie mercx super prestige 1977

my wife and I are looking to buy a pair of hybrid bicycles and a tag along for my daughter,I have got a eddie mercx super prestige racer that I recieved as a present back in 1977 it is a little rusty but still very nice to ride does any one know what is worth please
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Old 11-24-08, 10:23 AM   #2
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I'm going to move this to Classic & Vintage for you, should get a better response over there though you should probably post a few pictures (frame, wheels, drive train, etc...) to give people a better idea of what condition it's in and what's on it.
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yep. need pictures, detailed enough to see the condition, and the level of components. if there is a sticker indicating tubing. size would be nice as well.
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Old 11-24-08, 11:38 AM   #4
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If its a Mercx its anything but low-end. Components, tubing & overall shape is needed to make evaluation. Mercx collaborated with italian frame builders, but I dunno what frame in -77.
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Weren't the Super Prestige bikes part of the Falcon made series?
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Weren't the Super Prestige bikes part of the Falcon made series?
I think you are correct and at that they were the bottom of that line.
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Indeed Falcon bought the rights to label its bikes with Merckx, but from -71 and on the Kessels in Belgium built Merckx-frames. 1976-77 could be Kessels. There are also collaborations with Colnago, Masi and Pella. Theres even a Centurion-Diamondback model (Centurion pro?) that is supposed to be a Kessel frame.
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ok every one thanks for your input pictures and more info to follow shortly
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