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Decoding of Eddy Merckx frames

Old 08-12-20, 01:47 AM
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Originally Posted by CyclesMakaron
S9X B9615 - Corsa Extra SLX (if seat tube 49cm) or SLX/SPX (if seat tube 59cm) 1990
...I've already seen these markings...
Thank you so much great work!
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Hello, what could you tell me about this one please? Fork seems older then the rest of the bike to me. E 7401 on the right i think, 4 (size) and i think N or M on the left. Thanks a lot.
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M4 E7401
EMC Professional 1983 (Columbus SL) - 100% original (fork ok)
A cool full option - beautiful
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So, I have made my custom 87` Merckx "mine". From this (which aint too shabby) :


This si the bike i purchased

To this: (Upgraded wheels and saddle)



This 3TTT stem is so rad. Im in love

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So here is one I've only seen pix of and appears to be a 52cm tho the 50cm is possible. Chrome dropouts. Kinda not great condition. It has the early SL sticker on the frame and the rounded top fork crown with the Columbus stickers on the fork blades.


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Professional late or Pro (SLX or 753)... not enough data
Stickers on the fork were only used on team frames - they may not be original.
A photo of a brake bridge would be helpful
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Old 09-03-20, 09:59 AM
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Seller tells me it a 52cm so I'm gonna take a look at it. I'll post more after I've seen it.
thanks
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Old 09-03-20, 11:48 AM
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52 cm c-t = 50 cm c-c
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Old 09-03-20, 07:58 PM
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Cranks look pretty close to the BB... spindle might be a bit short or cranks worn/overtightened perhaps? Worth checking.
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It did prove to be a 50cm but I got it anyway figuring I can clean it up and find someone who will give it a good home. So here's some pix for maybe making a better ID. Drops are short Campys and chromed with the right chainstay chromed. Does have SLX steer tube and still had the cork plug in the bottom of the steerer. The tape tag on the steerer is pretty much obliterated








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Professional 1985 (Columbus SL) - 95%
There is no difference in SL and SLX fork appearance - to distinguish these frames, you need to see the tube ends visible through BB cover
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What about this one? (no additional photos to upload)


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Corsa Extra SLX 1989, team Stuttgart pattern (probably)
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Originally Posted by CyclesMakaron
Professional 1985 (Columbus SL) - 95%
There is no difference in SL and SLX fork appearance - to distinguish these frames, you need to see the tube ends visible through BB cover
Yes I understand that. The steerer tube has the "rifling" in it. I'll have to wait for the goofy bottombracket tool to get here before I can check the other tubes. Not really of any consequence to me I have to add since it is whatever it is and I'm not sure anyone actually GAF one way or another

and yes the crank axle does seem short and the cranks are not wobbled. Seems a strange BB to pair with a SR crank but I'm sure there must have been some good reason, right?
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Hello CyclesMakaron, Can you help me identify this frame? I looked through several catalogues but am having difficulty finding this particular colorway.

the bottom bracket id is as follows:
left side:
A
right side:
Z
9436

The fork is stamped with the letter D, the dropouts are Campagnolo (from what I can tell)
I have attempted to attach images to the post to help you identify the frame but the rules of the forum restrict me from doing so since this is my first post. If you have a recommendation as to how I could share the photos with you that would be great, otherwise I hope this is enough information.
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https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/19079944
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Old 09-09-20, 12:41 AM
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The frame is Corsa Extra from 1986
Modified - top tube slides are a version introduced in 1992
Painted - designs in this style were used between 1993 and 1997
A fork in this style is characteristic of the Corsa
Questions:
Do you see 'riflings' inside the tubes in BB cover?
What is on the fork crown - Eddy and Merckx lettering or EM logo ?
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Old 10-04-20, 01:21 PM
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Just acquired this Eddy Merckx non original paint so no logo's told it blue in colour
Down tube is larger diameter than top and seat tube
Bottom picture is original owner riding it
Trying to work out model i presume the G prefix on right is for 1998
Any help please


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EMC Strada OS - built in early 1997...
One of the previous owners showed this frame in 2014 on retrobike...
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Hi guys!
Can you please help me to decode this:
Left - M
Right - Z
3569


Thanks!
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Old 10-11-20, 11:39 AM
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It is a lucky coincidence that I have this frame in my secret registers ...
Eddy Merckx Pro SLX/SPX 1985
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Great! Thanks for the answer!
Can I ask. What secret registers you are talking about?
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Originally Posted by CyclesMakaron
EMC Strada OS - built in early 1997...
One of the previous owners showed this frame in 2014 on retrobike...
Thank you i wonder what happened to the chrome or perhaps it's hiding under the yellow
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Old 10-12-20, 12:01 AM
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This is my archive of the EMC frames factory markings (collected from every possible source of information - for several years)... As you can see, it is sometimes useful
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