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Eddy Merckx: What model?

Old 04-18-14, 07:59 AM
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Eddy Merckx: What model?

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I am wondering if someone could please help me identify this Eddy Merckx bike: Model and year of production? It has a Reynolds 653 frame, Shimano Dura Ace and Shimano 600 components. Condition is mint. Price: 600 Dollars.

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Old 04-18-14, 10:26 AM
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Corsa's and Corsa Extra's were both available in 653.
Under-the-BB cable routing and top tube cable guides generally mean production somewhere between 1982 and 1988.
Serial numbers might help, but no guarantee.
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Agree with the above info, I think the price a bit high unless you REALLY want the bike and it fits you.
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Thank you! I have a feeling that this Merckx was probably made in the very late 80s. Could it maybe be a ladies edition? The size is very small, 48 cm, and the pink color is maybe a bit too feminine. I am only 1.63, so I think this bike will be perfect. It is in a absolutely mint condition, not even one little scratch. The Reynolds 653 is a rather rare frame, so it is hard to find a lot of information about it online. I have just bought this bike and have not tried it yet myself, but I would like to know more about it and I will of course check the serial number too.

BTW: I live in Berlin, Germany.

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