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Ugly Merckx

Old 11-04-20, 05:46 PM
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Motorola Merckx

I came across a Motorola Merckx, not an actual team bike, but a team livery given to a team members father. It's rough. TSX 54 cm

Any idea how to value?

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Old 11-05-20, 08:35 AM
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A in order to give a valuation a few pictures of the entire bike would be helpful.
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Old 11-05-20, 10:23 AM
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I passed on the bike. It was Frankie Andreu's father's bike. I has been sold. It was pretty rusty, a long time in a MI basement, I think.

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Old 11-05-20, 11:47 AM
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I would have been sorely tempted to buy this assuming the price was not too crazy. What did it go for if you don't mind saying.
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Old 11-05-20, 02:28 PM
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sold-

unless you happen to catch it when its posted you wouldn't stand a chance for $400, asking price.I think it was more than a fair price.
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Old 11-05-20, 03:46 PM
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unless you happen to catch it when its posted you wouldn't stand a chance for $400, asking price.I think it was more than a fair price.
Yes, Frankie wasn’t trying to rip anyone off, it was a very fair price as is. It is my size and I passed for $300.

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Old 11-05-20, 04:28 PM
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Neat bike with an awesome back story. I hope the new owner restores and rides properly.
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Old 11-05-20, 04:57 PM
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Yes, it was a pretty cool bike. But even at $300 and the effort required I didnít think it was worth my time. Frankie said a local guy in Detroit bought it. No one he knew.

I know what years in a Michigan basement can do to a steel bicycle frame.
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Originally Posted by jiangshi View Post
I know what years in a Michigan basement can do to a steel bicycle frame.
Or Minnesota basements for that matter.

I have to run duel dehumidifiers until December to keep the humidity # down.

There are still a few nice steel bikes down there that need TLC.

FWIW I would have passed on this one, even if it fit.

No energy to take on that type of project anymore.
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I just saw a 1993 tutti frutti with 600 tri-color go for $835 at an auction. Significantly scratched, sunburnt, and rusted. $835.
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Awesome bike. Well worth the sale price IMHO.
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Corsa Extra SLX built in summer 1992 (serial markings, certainly not TSX)
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I just saw a 1993 tutti frutti with 600 tri-color go for $835 at an auction. Significantly scratched, sunburnt, and rusted. $835.
tutti frutti ?
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The bare bike frame is worth the asking price. Somebody got an awesome deal for $300.
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Originally Posted by jiangshi View Post
Yes, it was a pretty cool bike. But even at $300 and the effort required I didnít think it was worth my time. Frankie said a local guy in Detroit bought it. No one he knew.

I know what years in a Michigan basement can do to a steel bicycle frame.
My home has a Michigan basement (in decent shape), summers are crazy humid there.
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