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Decoding of Eddy Merckx frames

Old 05-12-20, 07:25 AM
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I took a closer look at Motorola: (some) stickers were definitely changed on it... which means it could have been repainted... and that's why the steering tube sticker wasn't preserved...
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Old 05-12-20, 07:55 PM
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Yes the red, white and grey is original but the blue looks to be resprayed. The tube sticker is there but info has faded, but i suspect it is a replaced/repainted fork.
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Old 05-13-20, 04:33 AM
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cool, lots of documentation about this bike!! I live in Sweden and I have the Serial Number B 0459, also TSX with the same colors.
A friend of mine has the number B0455
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Old 05-13-20, 07:54 AM
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B0459 and B0455 were built in 1988, the time of the first EMC TSX series... and much too early for the Motorola pattern - perhaps the frames waited longer to be sold...and were later repainted. If you added the other markings (the serial number is on the right side of the BB cover, the "technical" markings on the left side) there would be more information about your frames - by the way: the Scandinavian (and especially Swedish) market was very important for EMC, hence the cooperation with the Faglum brothers (Crescent)

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Old 05-15-20, 08:47 AM
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Eddy Merckx frame date

Can anyone help me date my Eddy Merckx frame? Painted in Molteni color with bb coding M8, and F5184. The F could be an E. Itís been boxed up for years and now has a few rust spots, but not terrible.
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Old 05-15-20, 11:17 AM
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M8 E5184 - EMC Professional built at the turn of 1982/1983; it is one of the earliest frames in Molteni colours (even before the "official" Team Issue series)
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Old 05-27-20, 04:57 AM
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Hi just found this thread. So great of you to help out! I just purchased a Corsa extra and it has an unusual pain scheme plus its chromed all the way up to the seatpost lug and the fork is all crome and fork crown sloped.. I can see if I can upload an image.


But the question is what kind of bike is this? The serial is like this:


4 X T on left side (Drive side looked on up from ground) and A 2171 on right side (Non drive side)


I guess its 86/87 Corsa extra SLX tubing. size 54? But the paint job i cant find anyone like it.


I see that the BB shell is like the one on the CX bike further up in this thread.


The color is a metallic dark grey with white details. Internal brake cable.

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Old 05-27-20, 10:45 PM
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T4X A2171 - Corsa Extra SLX 1987... so you know everything about it dark grey painting is unusual (it was a time of very clear colours and painting schemes), chrome plating has always been an option - the photos would be priceless
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Old 05-27-20, 11:34 PM
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Thx for the help.Il get the pictures up when i get 10 posts. I have seen one picture of the same grey color and it was a track bike wirh totally different decals. I dont think its a repaint. If so its a very god job as the must have done all the crhome aswell. Thanks again.
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Old 05-28-20, 08:31 AM
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The frame could have been repainted in EMC (original paints and stickers - guaranteed) even 10 years later...
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Old 05-28-20, 11:53 PM
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This si the bike i purchased



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Old 05-29-20, 01:32 PM
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And I just purchased a new set of Ambrosio Nemesis wheels for it aswell.
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Old 05-29-20, 10:51 PM
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100% original 1987 such varnishes were introduced ~1985, a super elegant bicycle (all stickers fit - nobody tinkers with it) - how is the cable on top tube routed - sideways?
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Old 05-30-20, 12:51 AM
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- how is the cable on top tube routed - sideways?
Yes, it's internal on the side. 😊
.Very happy to hear it's original. It's a very nice bike .
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Old 05-30-20, 04:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Holm View Post

This si the bike i purchased


A Corsa Extra with only one set of bottle mounts?
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Old 05-30-20, 04:30 AM
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Yes, its some custom build from 87. Weird color, sideways internal cabling (not on top) and the badass descision to only have one bottle cage mount
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Old 05-30-20, 09:56 AM
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Can you show a photo of slides on top tube? The second set of bottle mounts was an option... the customer had very strong ideas: color, chrome plating, slides on top tube, bottle mounts... a unique frame
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Old 05-30-20, 10:18 AM
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Monday ill be home to get photos of the toptube details.
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Old 06-02-20, 01:43 PM
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Can you show a photo of slides on top tube? The second set of bottle mounts was an option... the customer had very strong ideas: color, chrome plating, slides on top tube, bottle mounts... a unique frame

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Old 06-10-20, 12:26 PM
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Merckx bike 1980 ?

Hello to you all from France. My name is Benoit.
This is my first post so I couldn't upload pictures.
I'd like to identify an Eddy Merckx Cycles frame, which I've literally found in a dump.

left side : G
Top right side : E
bottom right side : 1664
THANK YOU VERY MUCH !
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Old 06-10-20, 10:35 PM
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E1664 = 1981; by the way, check the frame for "aero" or "flattened" tubes... ...maybe I'll go to France to visit the dumps... my motivation has increased
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Old 06-13-20, 02:03 PM
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Hi. First post so no picture which is not a bad thing as I'm embarrassed at how chipped and spoiled my MX Leader frame is. I'd really appreciate some info on the bike as I know nothing. (If I knew anything I'd likely have not commuted on it for 4 years!!)

MX Leader
Paint very similar to the Motorola Costa paint job but with more turquoise blue/green top tube, pearlescent white on down tube/seat tube and black rear triangle. Chromed chainstay and dropouts. I've only seen one other bike like it when searching google.

Left side of BB is "H" (poorly stamped)
Right side of BB is "D 8600" Would that make it 1992/93 ish?

Also, I'm in no mind to sell it as it was given to me by my uncle. However, I do what to try to keep it from getting worse and intend to treat rust spots and paint chips. Am I correct in assuming that to have it stripped, re-painted, re-chromed and re-decaled is sacrilege?

I live by the sea and I wish kept it in the house rather than in the shed :-(

Thanks.
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Old 06-14-20, 12:55 AM
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D8600 = 1993, general vicinity of September such a painting pattern was shown in the EMC 1993 catalogue and marked as TS - a beautiful thing, take care of it...
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Old 06-14-20, 02:32 AM
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Originally Posted by CyclesMakaron View Post
D8600 = 1993, general vicinity of September such a painting pattern was shown in the EMC 1993 catalogue and marked as TS - a beautiful thing, take care of it...
Thanks so much. With a clean and a polish it's not looking as bad as I first feared. I promise to give it the TLC it deserves to last as long as possible. I'll put a picture somewhere on the forum once it's built up again and looking happier.

Thank you.
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Old 06-15-20, 05:14 PM
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Thank you so much !
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