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How much is this vintage Eddy Merckx bike worth?

Old 04-19-20, 08:17 AM
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How much is this vintage Eddy Merckx bike worth?

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I'm looking to know how this bike worth
there's some pics.
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Old 04-19-20, 08:20 AM
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Old 04-19-20, 08:35 AM
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Prices in Switzerland are likely higher than in the US. Here this is roughly a $75-$100 bike. Yes it has a famous name on the frame but the frame is hi tensile steel. The parts are not bad but nothing special (normandy high flange hubs, weinmann alloy rims, weinmann 500g brakes, shimano arabesque derailleurs, KKT pedals, alloy cotterless crank).
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Does not look to be a top-spec Merckx, I would venture to say it is a department store model. As for value, probably about $50 in my book.
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Seventy five bucks seems about right here in NYC too.
That’s pre-pandemic, tho. Who knows now.
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That should clean up nice. Nice components, decent frame with Eddy Merckx on it, whats not to like. $150 in my eyes.
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appears to date from near to 1975, there will be date codes on the Shimano fittings and the backside of the crank arms, also check the backside of the Weinmann brake calipers

Allegro offered several models badged as Eddy

this looks to be about one up from the bottom and two down from the top

would expect it to be constructed with a quality plain gauge tube set, but no hard information

would estimate a value somewhat greater than earlier posters

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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
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appears to date from near to 1975, there will be date codes on the Shimano fittings and the backside of the crank arms, also check the backside of the Weinmann brake calipers

Allegro offered several models badged as Eddy

this looks to be about one up from the bottom and two down from the top

would expect it to be constructed with a quality plain gauge tube set, but no hard information

would estimate a value somewhat greater than earlier posters

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Curious what you think about the fork crown to leg joint at the right front of the fork crown? As to value, I'm always wrong.
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Curious what you think about the fork crown to leg joint at the right front of the fork crown? As to value, I'm always wrong.
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saw nothing amiss there in me first go round

reviewed the pictures; can see where there might be the suggestion of a holiday in image number seven

would need more/better pictures

if you see something would trust your eye o'er mine own as am old

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one thing i noticed is that the paint finish seems slightly odd in that it is prone to scuff/craze with wear/abraison before it scratches

while there are very few scratches there are a number of these other spots

prior to your message tried enlarging a few spots i was curious about and had to come to the conclusion it was something in/on the paint

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Jean began another thread on this bicycle here -

Who made this Eddy Merckx bike?

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Gotta be worth at least $ 100.00 to $125.00 if you can ride it with some clean up, and grease, oil , etc
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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
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saw nothing amiss there in me first go round

reviewed the pictures; can see where there might be the suggestion of a holiday in image number seven

would need more/better pictures

if you see something would trust your eye o'er mine own as am old

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one thing i noticed is that the paint finish seems slightly odd in that it is prone to scuff/craze with wear/abraison before it scratches

while there are very few scratches there are a number of these other spots

prior to your message tried enlarging a few spots i was curious about and had to come to the conclusion it was something in/on the paint

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Jean began another thread on this bicycle here -

Who made this Eddy Merckx bike?

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Number 7 is the picture I was wondering about.


As for the paint, I noticed that as well and figured it was probably lacquer checking which can be, I'm told, from rapid changes in temperature, as well as exposure to various chemicals. Of course, I don't know that the finish is lacquer though it's not impossible.
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we need to keep in mind that the crown's socket walls are fairly thick and that it was not dressed prior to assembly

all could be well with no holiday present

also there is a whole lot of contact area there so any holiday would need be large to be a structural issue

you could request additional imagery if curious

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About the paint, yes, i live in switzerland so we have cold winters and hot summers, but i found the bike in this state and i think directly about the weather conditions for the paint.
But maybe the previous owner clean his bike with a hard detergent.

For the fork, i dont understand "holiday" term, sorry about that but english language is not my first language.
I clean the bike and i can post more pictures, so dont hesitate to tell me what you need for the new pics.

Thanks again for your help and take care
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Thank you so much for your response Jean!

Your english is most fine - no worries there.

In the jargon of brazing a "holiday" is a gap, a vacuity.

In other words a spot in a joint which did not get covered.

If you are curious about the bicycle's date there is a page here which tells how to read the date codes on the parts -

https://www.vintage-trek.com/component_dates.htm

Thanks again.

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Hello everybody,
Thanks for you infos and your link juvela!!!

I post some new pics after a little cleaning setion
Need to clean better than this but washing point are closed during this bad era... and mi finish all my WD40

Thanks again for all your precious informations,

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The rear wheel quick-release is on the wrong side and the lever is in a position that means the quick-release is NOT fully closed. Do NOT ride he bike like that as the rear wheel can slip forward and jam and causing a fall.

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Thank you so much for this additional imagery Jean.

Fine job with the photos.

Finish -

there appears to be a grey primer coat/base coat

evidently the top coat is incompatible with it, causing all of the crazing

at first glance thought perhaps a respray but with further examination realized that is the way it was made

from a distance the crazing gives the appearance of what is called "road film" in automobile detailing

Thank you again!

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in the course of this day's web wander in search of something else chanced upon an Allegro catalogue dated 1976

it would appear subject cycle a variant of the model Nr. 66...

https://k-i-n-g.ch/wp-content/upload...le-catalog.pdf


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Hi everybody,

Miele Man Hi Mieleman, your right but i just put the wheels for the pictures, but thanks for looking

juvela hi, thanks a lot, yes the paint is very bad maybe due to weather condition cold, hot and humidity, but yes after a check this is the original paint...
thanks a lot for the link, it looklike the same with the Nr 66!!!


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