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SLX Eddy Merckx with signature

Old 12-13-16, 01:21 PM
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SLX Eddy Merckx with signature

I have a frame with Eddy merckx's actual signature. it is unverified, but looks legitimate. Assuming it is legit (but I dont get it verified) what added value do you think this might add to a standard SLX eddy merckx steel frame (condition is well used but no significant rust - 6/10. it has scratches but not a ton).
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Pics would be helpful.
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Originally Posted by sloar View Post
Pics would be helpful.
I'd love to see some purdy ones.
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BTW, i make those saddle/handlebar bike racks
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Mercxx is so prolific in the industry with sooo many bikes,with his name on it out there, I will not be surprised if that's a real signature by him.
Just like how Caroll Shelby was with Shelby Cobra Roadsters and other things he might have sold through his life. He signed them literally by the thousands.....
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Originally Posted by Chombi View Post
Mercxx is so prolific in the industry with sooo many bikes,with his name on it out there, I will not be surprised if that's a real signature by him.
Just like how Caroll Shelby was with Shelby Cobra Roadsters and other things he might have sold through his life. He signed them literally by the thousands.....
That's an interesting observation. But I would be surprised if all of the bikes that Merckx made from 1980 to 2010 add up to the production of one year of Trek or specialized or Fuji or Giant.
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Have a friend that took an early 80s frame (cursive seat stays/fork) to the factory around the 2005 timeframe and Eddy signed it. Also had his picture taken with Eddy at the same time. Pics may be in an old Merckx forum thread?
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IMHO, I don't think that it would add a lot to the value. The chain stays look to be in bad shape and if the paint is in that bad-a-shape it might need a re-paint. Also, the frame is on the small side and that might have an effect on price. If it were my size I wouldn't pay more than $400-$500.
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It's got to add a little something, just like a signed photo of a famous person is more valuable than a plain photo would be. However, unless it's a significant bike, I can't imagine it adds a lot. And it does relegate that frame to wall art.

I like your racks. I don't know if that one is finished or not, but I think it would look great with the wood nicely sanded and varnished like a fairly dry Waterlox treatment. Maybe pick a wood that contrasts with the saddle, like walnut in this case, and maple or birch or a lighter wood with a black saddle.
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There is a signed Eddy Merckx bike on the Inland Empire craigslist for $695 and it's a complete bike.

Signed Eddy Merckx 1987 Bike O.B.O.
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If you knew the story of this particular frame (with some documentation) it could increase the value a bit, but as stated before given the condition (6-10) probably not much.
Eddy sig is cool, but that's mostly it, unless this is a 'famous' frame that got lost somewhere through the years.
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Originally Posted by Odin99 View Post
I have a frame with Eddy merckx's actual signature. it is unverified, but looks legitimate. Assuming it is legit (but I dont get it verified) what added value do you think this might add to a standard SLX eddy merckx steel frame (condition is well used but no significant rust - 6/10. it has scratches but not a ton).
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There is a signed Eddy Merckx bike on the Inland Empire craigslist for $695 and it's a complete bike.

Signed Eddy Merckx 1987 Bike O.B.O.
Those signatures certainly seem to share the same characteristics.

Also, whatever functionality notwithstanding, the stem on that Inland Empire CL listing Eddy Merckx has got to be the ugliest stem ever.
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Originally Posted by johnnyace View Post
Those signatures certainly seem to share the same characteristics.

Also, whatever functionality notwithstanding, the stem on that Inland Empire CL listing Eddy Merckx has got to be the ugliest stem ever.
Well, at least the duct tape handlebar tape makes up for the ugly, bulky stem. Speaking of the stem, it seems that while it may help make the ride more comfortable but it would seem to rob the rider of some watts, especially while climbing.
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