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Curious about the value of my Eddy Merckx

Old 02-22-11, 09:01 PM
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Curious about the value of my Eddy Merckx

I posted this bike at serotta and got some opinions there, but I'm curious what you fellows might think. It's probably more suited to that forum since it is relatively new and titanium and this forum seems to be more focused on garage sale find steel bikes but worth a shot.

I'm not interested in selling it, so this may be a strange post but like the title says I'm just curious. I picked it up pretty cheap with an 8s tricolor/ultegra group and have been upgrading it.

Mid 90s Litespeed built Eddy Merckx Titanium ax, 52cm
9s Campagnolo Athena group with lowish end Campy hubs laced to brand new 36h Mavic open pro rims (currently being built by one of our very own), Time carbon fork, dura ace aero seatpost, Brooks professional saddle and Ultegra 1" headset.
Decals are a little tattered, but no scratches or dents to the frame. I'm considering stripping and cleaning the frame and buying a new decal set.

No pics since the campy group has gone on as I'm still waiting on a few bits to finish it but I'll try to get some posted.

So what do you think this bike is worth on the used circuit?

Here it is as-found.
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Old 02-22-11, 09:28 PM
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Very nice bike. I have seen a few on CL, they seem to be priced similar to a steel Merckx or a titanium Litespeed Classic. Somewhere around $1000 with 8-speed Ultegra/600 STI ?
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There was a super clean AX with 8 speed Campy that languished for a half year or so locally.

Started at $1,200, then down to $1,000.

Sold at $850 to a group member.

Nice bike you have there!

Comfy, smooth all-day ride he reports.
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Thanks guys.

$700 - $1000 seems like where it is at. A pretty big range but I bet once it's wearing Campy and is cleaned and polished it will be at the top end of that range.

My plan is to hold on to this frame and when funds permit upgrade to Campy 11s or 10s Chorus/Record. However if something more interesting in the sub-$800 range should pop up before then I might bite. Something else Ti or 853, EL-OS, TSX, Max...something of that variety maybe. I suppose I should ride one of those fancy steel bikes first though...
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