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    Eddy Merckx Frame

    Hi there,

    I have recently been shown this bike and am considering purchasing it- I was wondering if anyone knew anything about it, or how much it might be worth? The original fork is still existing, but rusted so the picture shows a new fork.

    The bike has been converted into single speed, although it still has original 2-rings chainset, cranks & pedals (which all have some wear & rust on the surface, but doesn't seem to be affecting the ride) and 5-speed rear wheel. Bike is equipped with new yellow Michelin Speedium tyres and a good-quality chain, also has new italian 'Benotto' handlebar tape.

    Anyways they are asking for 180 with locks and other bits included... but aparently negotiable. I was thinking it might be worth 100-120.

    Can someone please help? This will only be my second bike, and need some solid advice!

    Thanks
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    Absolute bottom end junk. Not worth it.

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    I wouldn't go near it. does it have toeclips or just the straps?

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    Hey thanks for your reply- i really only have about this much to spend atm- don't you think this is the best I can get??

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    Both- can you tell me maybe why it's rubbish??

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    Quote Originally Posted by peachtea View Post
    Both- can you tell me maybe why it's rubbish??
    Its an entry level bike with a fancy name attached to it. Think of it as a marketing deal between Merckx and the builder of bike.

    Bike company executive: "Eddy, we'll give 5 pounds for every bike we sell if you let us put yur name on the frame"

    Eddy: "Make it 6 and we have a deal."

    In reality Eddy probably searched for a company to build bike for him with his name and picture and them. In the U.S. thats a $50-75 bike at best.
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