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Eddy Merckx Carbon Stickers

Old 05-11-21, 01:26 PM
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Eddy Merckx Carbon Stickers

...and what might come of it
The American company Easton had this logo:

To remember: oval and colors (coincidentally "Belgian")
Easton collaborated with the Italian company Oria. In 2002, the best Italian carbon frame at the time came out of this collaboration - it was called GX2, EMC rebranded it, and this is what the sticker looked like:

Then Easton changed its mind:

That meant EMC had to rename the model (2003):

Stickers in the same style were also given to models: AXM, 3XM, CXM, 1XM
Conclusion 1: all above mentioned models in years 2002 - 2005 were built in one factory: Oria/Easton
And here are Bound and Light models (from years 2004 - 2005?):

No decals, unusual painting, unusual seat tube size and low price....
Conclusion 2: both models were built in unidentified factory in Taiwan (Advanced?)
In 2006, sticker modification appeared - on SXM example:

Added information about the type of carbon, moved the inscription MADE IN ITALY
Identical modifications were made on 3XM and 1XM stickers
Other stickers on these models I have not seen.
Conclusion 3: above mentioned 3 models were produced in 2006 - 2008 in Oria/Easton factory
In the same 2006 a serious modification of sticker appeared - by changing colors ( and inscription ) it showed a new manufacturer of some frames:

This design was used for AXM and EXM models
And this design for CXM:

Conclusion 4: the above mentioned 3 models were produced in 2006 at the Carbon Dream factory
In the same 2006 CHM model appeared, and in the next year LXM model:

Apart from the color change, the most important thing is of course the lack of MADE IN ITALY inscription and the low price of these frames.
Conclusion 5: the above mentioned 2 models were produced in Taiwan in unidentified factory (Advanced?)
In 2007 such stickers appeared (EXM):

Conclusion 6: production of the 3 most expensive models i.e. AXM, CXM, EXM was moved from Carbon Dream to ZMM Compositi (opened in 2007)

Serial numbers were introduced in 2005 for "Italian" frames - M series and in 2006 for "Taiwanese" frames - N series
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