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Decoding of Eddy Merckx frames

Old 01-06-23, 07:54 AM
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My beautiful steel friend.


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Old 01-24-23, 03:37 PM
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Old 01-24-23, 03:39 PM
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Was that the last year of full housing brake cables?
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Old 01-24-23, 11:45 PM
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What is my frame?





My Eddy has a CX which would indicate itís a Criterium, but the serial number of Z7893 is pre Z7900. Iím lost as to what I have. Some have said itís possibly one of the first criteriums. I donít know. Thoughts?
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Old 01-25-23, 12:52 AM
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The oldest (that I know of) Criterium frame from the first production series. Check the markings on the fork steering tube.
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Old 01-26-23, 02:24 PM
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And here's a photo I captured of her out in the wild ...

Beautiful bike, this is a 62 size frame. What is the head tube length in this size (in mm)?

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Old 01-26-23, 03:23 PM
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Beautiful bike, this is a 62 size frame. What is the head tube length in this size (in mm)?

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193mm head tube height.
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Old 01-26-23, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by thejohnreyes View Post



My Eddy has a CX which would indicate itís a Criterium, but the serial number of Z7893 is pre Z7900. Iím lost as to what I have. Some have said itís possibly one of the first criteriums. I donít know. Thoughts?
Am I seeing a crack in the downtube or is that just in the paint?
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Old 01-26-23, 09:49 PM
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Am I seeing a crack in the downtube or is that just in the paint?
Looks like both.
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Old 01-30-23, 12:44 PM
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Help me out!

Hoping some of the Eddy gurus on here can ad something to my dilemma. This is the BB, I recently learnt this isnt an original Weinmann but a Panasonic, is this true? Any idea who could ED be, isnt listed on the rooster for team Pana 86,87 or 88.. i am out of my depth here, please help 🤔😊🙏

left side:
P

right side:
Z9202
ED
1 87
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Old 01-31-23, 10:57 AM
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Decoding EM Corsa Extra Lotto (Fuchsia/White/Chrome)

Hi CyclesMakaron,

i stumbled over your outstanding knowledge when i was trying to get some information about my newly acquired EM Corsa Extra in the painting of Lotto?.

I tried to take some photos from the important parts (information i got while reading the thread).

i hope you could help me and it would mean a lot to me.

thank you very much in advance!

Best regards,
Philipp


Left:
A
Right:
C
6162







here is a 5 in the clean area, and a H in the dark area


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Old 02-02-23, 12:56 PM
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P Z9202 ED 1 87
I wrote about it on FB
Info/options:
- So far I have only seen the initials on the profi team frame on Panasonic 1986 and 1987.
- if it is Panasonic then there were 3 Eric(k)s competing there in the 1987 season: Breukink, Van Lancker, Vanderaerden and each had correspondingly marked frames (EB,EL,EV).
- there was also Eddy Planckaert, he should have had the marking EP, perhaps it was decided to change this to ED (EP could have been confused with the inaccurately reflected EB), perhaps there was a confusion of markings (letters P and D).
- there is still a possibility that ED was supposed to start for Team Panasonic in 1987, a frame was built for him in the fall of 1986, but for unknown reasons (contract breakup, health problems) he did not race that season.

...And don't put up for sale those "team Motorola" (because there are two) from 1985.... show the manufacturer's markings, they may turn out to be valuable frames without sensational descriptions....

C6162

Other than the dating (spring 1991) I can't write anything certain.
As for 1991 Lotto 1988 paint pattern is a surprise.
Did you make sure it's an SLX?
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