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Old 03-24-10, 08:45 AM   #1
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Eddy Merckx Corsa Frame Value

Hi all...what would the value be of this circa 1993 Eddy Merckx Corsa frame be...seller says tubing is Columbus SLX tubing throughout...some paint flake and a ding in the top tube (see photo)...seller is asking $250. Deal or no deal?

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Old 03-24-10, 08:50 AM   #2
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Condition is everything. Anywhere from $200-600 with a dent clearly putting it in the lower end of the spectrum. What size is it?
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Photos are up...size is 61cm (top to center)...thanks!
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If it didn't have that dent it would hit $600 on eBay, no problem. People go nuts for sweet ol'Merckx frames, even ones that are in rough condition.
But yeah, I would say the seller could still get at least $400 with the dent so $250 is a good deal.
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$250 is a very good price... but that dent... Think about taking it to a local frame maker for repair. It would be a great investment. If you do not have a local frame maker, I would highly recommend Spectrum Cycles here are their repair prices (they charge $15-$75 for dent repairs) and the person who would do the work is Tom Kellogg of Ross Signature and Merlin fame...
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$250 is a very good price... but that dent... Think about taking it to a local frame maker for repair. It would be a great investment. If you do not have a local frame maker, I would highly recommend Spectrum Cycles here are their repair prices (they charge $15-$75 for dent repairs) and the person who would do the work is Tom Kellogg of Ross Signature and Merlin fame...
Thanks for the info, E...very helpful....the seller told me he's "somewhat flexible" on the price...so I might be able to snag it for a bit less than $250...I think I'm going to take a look at it....
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Thanks for the info, E...very helpful....the seller told me he's "somewhat flexible" on the price...so I might be able to snag it for a bit less than $250...I think I'm going to take a look at it....
The seller will give me the frame for $200, plus throw in a 120mm ITM titanium stem...would you pull the trigger? Thanks!
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Yes, I would definitely buy it. Is it your size?
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Yes, I would definitely buy it. Is it your size?
It is...I really don't need it...but, it seems like a pretty good deal...ding on the frame and all....
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buy it! You will forever regret it if you don't.
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I'm really weird about dents and dings...and the people above saying buy it probably know a lot more than me...but I'll give the dissenting opinion:

I would absolutely not pay hundreds of dollars for a bike with a ding in it...I don't care who made it. I wouldn't buy a Hetchins with a dent.

Take your time, take a deep breath...and wait for a better deal with a bike that is whole.
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