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Let's see your Eddy Merckx!

Old 04-03-19, 08:16 PM
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[MENTION=284135]rjhammett[/MENTION] Sweet Motorola.

Hazetguy sent me this video last week

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[MENTION=284135]rjhammett[/MENTION] Sweet Motorola.

Hazetguy sent me this video last week

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DRs3_Zoc8Oo
Thanks, I will have to watch it. My bike is a 1992 team bike that belonged to Michel Zanoli. He didn't make it through the racing season because he got kicked off the team for punching out Davis Phinney near the end of the 1992 Tour DuPont race.
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50cm Seat Tube x 52cm Top Tub with 650c wheels. Way too small for me, it is listed in the for sale section. Need to order some new tubulars.

Has anyone found any matching touch up paint?

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Originally Posted by P!N20
^ I'm not sure why you're in the game of making replicas, seems to be enough fakes out there without needing to add to it.

IMO the carbon fork and stumpy threadless stem with spacers let this build down. The Michelin tyres look a bit pedestrian on a racing bike, some nice gumwalls would look the part, not to mention aligning the tyre labels with the valves.
Glad I wasn't asking for your approval mate, or the work that went into bringing a dead frame back to life would have been completely wasted!

It's a replica, not a fake - with honesty being the difference. The chevrons are intentionally incorrect, as is the addition of a carbon fork and a 1990 livery on a 1998 frame. It won't win prizes, but it'll make a Merckx fan very happy, and that's why I'm in the game of restoring and reimagining bikes from this and other great brands.

Genuinely sorry that you don't like it, I try to build beautiful things that will be loved for what they are.
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Old 06-02-19, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Millfield Velo
Glad I wasn't asking for your approval mate, or the work that went into bringing a dead frame back to life would have been completely wasted!
Dead frame? I thought you said you bought it NOS?
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Dead frame? I thought you said you bought it NOS?
Isn't NOS, deadstock at the end of the day?
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Old 07-29-19, 10:18 AM
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My first Merckx! Bought it this weekend, looking forward to it's arrival.

1985 Corsa Extra with DA 7400, got it from the second owner.
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Old 07-29-19, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by malcala622
[MENTION=284135]rjhammett[/MENTION] Sweet Motorola.

Hazetguy sent me this video last week

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DRs3_Zoc8Oo
Great post!!
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Old 07-29-19, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Millfield Velo
Glad I wasn't asking for your approval mate, or the work that went into bringing a dead frame back to life would have been completely wasted!

It's a replica, not a fake - with honesty being the difference. The chevrons are intentionally incorrect, as is the addition of a carbon fork and a 1990 livery on a 1998 frame. It won't win prizes, but it'll make a Merckx fan very happy, and that's why I'm in the game of restoring and reimagining bikes from this and other great brands.

Genuinely sorry that you don't like it, I try to build beautiful things that will be loved for what they are.
I think you did great; bikes are meant to be ridden. If putting a threadless fork/stem on a vintage bike means it'll see the light of day and the road then all the better.

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#600 - better late than never: TT - TSX, N - EMC employee designation; a beautiful bicycle from 1991

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Glad I wasn't asking for your approval mate, or the work that went into bringing a dead frame back to life would have been completely wasted!

It's a replica, not a fake - with honesty being the difference. The chevrons are intentionally incorrect, as is the addition of a carbon fork and a 1990 livery on a 1998 frame. It won't win prizes, but it'll make a Merckx fan very happy, and that's why I'm in the game of restoring and reimagining bikes from this and other great brands.

Genuinely sorry that you don't like it, I try to build beautiful things that will be loved for what they are.
I've read the ad copy for Millified's Molteni MXL frameset.

It's all very lofty and impressive, until one scrutinizes it and realizes there isn't any provenance to back up the claims about the "pro rider" who had the frame custom made. Plus, I've seen one of these extended seattube Merckx frames before, so I'm not convinced they're as exclusive as Millified would like you to believe.

They're also evasive about explaining that the carbon fork and color-matched bits are their own non-original additions. You're essentially buying a repainted Merckx frame - not even with its original fork - for big money to cover the expenses of the restomod, even though the frameset itself is now less valuable due to the loss of originality and factory fork.

While such a bike may be exactly what someone wants - and if it is, all the power to them - I don't believe in overhyped ad copy to mislead buyers into a purchase.

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I saw this guy Saturday with a 7-Eleven model, but I think it was one of the more recent reproductions. Looks kind of odd with Aheadset and big profile rims.

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Cant wait to get the frame built up...



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Panasonic: maybe it is worth replacing the Columbus SLX sticker with an earlier version and consider removing the gold Corsa Extra sticker - judging by the brake bridge model, this is Eddy Merckx Pro SLX. OMG - I would like to have both in my collection... beautiful.
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Panasonic: maybe it is worth replacing the Columbus SLX sticker with an earlier version and consider removing the gold Corsa Extra sticker - judging by the brake bridge model, this is Eddy Merckx Pro SLX. OMG - I would like to have both in my collection... beautiful.
Yep. Agreed. There has been discussion around that point and you can actually see that someone has stuck the new sticker over the old Columbus sticker... but for the moment it can stay on the ‘to do’ list. I need to find parts for the 10th Anniversary!

You have dated my Pan in that other amazing thread of yours:

P8X Z5736: P - EMC employee designation (always 'not correctly' in the 1980s - upside down or lying - to avoid confusion with "poorly" visible R, which meant Reynolds 531); 8 - frame size (48 or 58); X - Columbus SLX; Z5736 - serial number (production late 1985 or early 1986; model is Eddy Merckx Pro SLX (later renamed Corsa Extra).

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Enjoyed seeing the photos and information in this thread about Eddy Merckx bikes. The first bike I ever bought for myself was an EM. I bought it at a LBS near the University of Virginia in the mid 1970's. I can't find any information online about it though. Any recommendations on where to find information on vintage EM bikes.
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Enjoyed seeing the photos and information in this thread about Eddy Merckx bikes. The first bike I ever bought for myself was an EM. I bought it at a LBS near the University of Virginia in the mid 1970's. I can't find any information online about it though. Any recommendations on where to find information on vintage EM bikes.

Here's a good place to start:

Eddy Merckx Serial Numbers

Then you can post up here with photos (especially of the bottom of the BB shell) and we have a guy who is very knowledgeable. His handle is [MENTION=448872]CyclesMakaron[/MENTION], you can PM him to point him to the thread.
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nomadmax: just not cadre.org, please.
DC Bike Blogger: If your bike dates back to the mid-70s, it's not the production of the Meise factory (or Eddy Merckx Cycles). There are producers at stake who I appreciate in the thread: Eddy Merckx license dummies.
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Originally Posted by nomadmax
Here's a good place to start:

Eddy Merckx Serial Numbers

Then you can post up here with photos (especially of the bottom of the BB shell) and we have a guy who is very knowledgeable. His handle is [MENTION=448872]CyclesMakaron[/MENTION], you can PM him to point him to the thread.
I wish I had a serial number for that bike. However, it was stolen over 40 years ago.
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I wish I had a serial number for that bike. However, it was stolen over 40 years ago.
Well that makes it more difficult. You might be able to get a ball park by searching Google Images and finding one in the same colorway.
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Originally Posted by nomadmax
Well that makes it more difficult. You might be able to get a ball park by searching Google Images and finding one in the same colorway.
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It was blue with yellow lettering, and the bike in this photo is the closest I've been able to find based on my memory.
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I also thought I'd try contacting the bike shop where I bought it. They are a small locally-owned shop that's still in business, and they might possibly still have some business records from back then in an old spiral notebook or dusty cardboard box.
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My second Merckx, an '02 Team SC, with modern SR 11, just under 16 pounds.




That is without doubt, the most b**chin' EM color scheme EVER!!! Wish my '04 SC looked like that...
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Old 10-09-19, 06:21 PM
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That is without doubt, the most b**chin' EM color scheme EVER!!! Wish my '04 SC looked like that...
Can't argue with you there Rando! Thanks!
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