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Eddy Merckx Lotto colors

Old 09-17-19, 07:54 AM
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Eddy Merckx Lotto colors

1985/1986: frames in yellow; facial expressions: "Gentlemen, we arrived too early or too late."
1987: Lotto fuchsia
1988: two-colour scheme used in EMC 1986-1990; Lotto fuchsia/white
1993: a three-colour scheme, but in two colours - cleverly... Lotto Caloi blue/white/blue
1994: three-colour scheme used in EMC 1991-1996; Lotto Caloi red/white/black
2003/2004: scheme for the 21st century, it's hard to describe... Lotto red/blue, double Merckx
Bonus 1: As you can see, there was a Corsa Extra 753 in 1987-1988.
Bonus 2: As you can see Lotto was supposed to use EMC bikes also in season 1989, but something went wrong.
Bonus 3: as you can see, as a revenge, the signature of Lotto 89 was changed to the extremely absurd Te Ve Blad 87 (of course, the fuchsia did not manage to change to red)
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Old 09-17-19, 10:31 AM
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The '85/86 Lotto jersey is one of the BEST designs ever, IMO. And my '04 Team SC in Lotto/Domo colors is the BEST race bike I've ridden in 40+ years at this. (Tho I do like the Farm Frites livery better).

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Awesome post. This clears up confusion around that pink chevron scheme. Some said it was TeVe Blad others that it was Lotto. Turns out both.
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As a complement:
the clearest photo of "Lotto 88 stripes"
set of stickers/decals "Lotto 88" (sold under the name TeVe Blad / Lotto... of course)


painting Lotto 87, Tdf - Marc Sergeant

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Great thread, very interesting.

Did anyone ever figure out if the tutti frutti Merckx' were ever used by a team?
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Tutti Frutti (TF) belongs to "generation T" (like Motorola - TM, Telekom - TG etc) planned for the 1991 season. There may have been plans to sponsor some team and TF was assigned for it, but there is no confirmation. Theoretically, TF was a match for Collstrop - Isoglass 1991 or S.E.F.B. - Saxon - GAN 1991, but they used other bikes (i.e. the plans - if they existed - did not work out). It may have resembled the situation with the famous Team Forum painting from the 1990 catalogue - it was prepared for some specific team, but the agreement finally did not come to fruition (I have strong suspicions that it was the team IOC Tulip Computers 1990, but I have no confirmation).
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I like mine


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The frame in the colours of TeVe Blad/Kelme in the Lotto thread may confuse some people
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Originally Posted by CyclesMakaron View Post
The frame in the colours of TeVe Blad/Kelme in the Lotto thread may confuse some people
Which one is mine; TeVe Blad?
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Old 05-22-20, 12:34 AM
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TeVe Blad and Kelme had the same painting pattern in 1986 and 1987, but the term "Kelme" was used...


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