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    True Eddy Merckx?

    Hello, is this a real Merckx bike? I always thougt that Eddy Merckx are race-bike and this one looks cheap!











    Thanks!

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    Others will chime in soon but I think that is a Falcon 'branded' Eddy Merckxx. They had a deal to use his name and made lots of different level bikes back in the day.








    So it is a Merckx just not the level of bike his own company started putting out. Here in the US it would be like a Free Spirit at Sears with Ted Williams name on it. (he was a big baseball star or something)
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    It's orange so it has to be a real EM, right? I think BG is right on this. Love the simplex front derailleur and the campy (valentino?) on the rear. It appears to have a lot of period correct bits and pieces that seem to be in good shape. Heck the even the saddle looks like the real (and perhaps painful) deal.

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    Thanks, this is new to me! But after some quick "googling" I find the Falcon Merckx bikes.

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