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    Another Merckx Serial Number (?) Question!

    I have found an engraved number that runs vertically on the seat tube, adjacent to the Columbus sticker...KLE137534RF...this isn't mentioned in the cadre.org source of serial numbers. Anyone know or have one on their Merckx? Mine is 'gold-filled'.
    What does it mean?

    Thanks.

    WalterE

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    Quote Originally Posted by WalterE View Post
    I have found an engraved number that runs vertically on the seat tube, adjacent to the Columbus sticker...KLE137534RF...this isn't mentioned in the cadre.org source of serial numbers. Anyone know or have one on their Merckx? Mine is 'gold-filled'.
    What does it mean?

    Thanks.

    WalterE
    Please post a pic for id purposes.

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    Here it is, it's on the drive side of the bicycle...Merckx.jpg

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    Not a Merckx mark. Likely an ID of some sort. Was the bike local to you? It looks like an old DL number to me. At least it was well done.

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    Hmmm, okay. I bought it off ebay and it came from Berlin. Yes, it is well done. Thanks.

    WalterE

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    Quote Originally Posted by WalterE View Post
    Hmmm, okay. I bought it off ebay and it came from Berlin. Yes, it is well done. Thanks.

    WalterE
    Maybe bike registration for insurance?





    My Rivendell carries similar coding on the seat tube.

    It came from the Munich area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gomango View Post
    Maybe bike registration for insurance?





    My Rivendell carries similar coding on the seat tube.

    It came from the Munich area.
    Makes sense. No one in America would make so nice an ID mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by WalterE View Post
    I have found an engraved number that runs vertically on the seat tube, adjacent to the Columbus sticker...
    +1 on that not being a serial number. For the serial number, tip the bike over and get the numbers that are stamped on the bottom bracket shell. Then consult with Cadre.org info.
    ● 1971 Grandis SL ● 1972 Lambert Grand Prix frankenbike ● 1972 Raleigh Super Course fixie ● 1972 Peugeot UE-18 Mixte ● 1982 Motobecane Jubile Sport ● 1983 Nishiki Landau ● 1984 Peugeot PH10LE ● 1984 Bianchi Limited ● 1985 Peugeot Vagabond ● 1985 Trek 600 ● 1985 Shogun Prairie Breaker ● 1985 Raleigh Elkhorn ● 1986 Univega Nuovo Sport ● 1987 Schwinn Tempo ● 1996 Kona Lava Dome ● And a Bike to Be Named Later ●

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    Yes, got all that squared away, just wondering about that newly discovered number! It's certainly a "simpler" number marking & noted in my records...God forbid that I'll ever need it!

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