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Eddy Merckx Kelme colors

Old 09-16-19, 12:28 PM
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Eddy Merckx Kelme colors

1982: some amateur in a suit gives advice to professionals.
1983: nr36 - Merckx no change in painting, nr54 - the guy looks like he has a future ahead of him...
1984: instead of light blue, white was used; the photo captures the incredible speed...
1985: first two-colour EMC scheme; Kelme blue/white
1986/1987: two-colour scheme used in EMC 1986-1990; Kelme red/white
1988/1989: scheme unchanged - Kelme green/white

1990: two-colour scheme used in EMC 1989-1990 ; Kelme red/blue
1991/1993: three-colour scheme used in EMC 1991-1996 Kelme purple/white/light green
A curiosity: Kelme may have been painting for the 1990 season in the same way as the ADR 1988 team, but it didn't succeed and the painting was given to... Westwood team.
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Thanks for that; very cool! I was scratching my head when you mentioned Kelme in response to the pic post of my ‘85. I never thought it was a team color. Notice the aero mount shifters on Jose’s ‘85 bike.
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I have a '85 two colour also, it's red and yellow. Any idea if it's a team bike also? I haven't seen any two colour EMC's other than the Kelme in the pic above.
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