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Old 09-07-10, 02:48 AM
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
Yes, I'd like to know as well.

I do have a Corsa Extra frameset I received from the ever lovely Mrs. Gomango for my birthday.

Mine is a 58cm, and is a gorgeous 7-11 Replica.

Will be a little spendy to build from scratch.

There is an incredible Corsa Extra available locally though, about 5 minutes away from our house, that may be less expensive in the long run.

Not that I need another bike mind you........
Could you send me a picture of the 7-11?
I have one ( hole bike) but size is 55. Wanted to keep it until I find one in good shape and size 58.

I know, my price isn`t cheap but I am not in a hurry and there are already a few people interested
for that price.
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Could you send me a picture of the 7-11?
I have one ( hole bike) but size is 55. Wanted to keep it until I find one in good shape and size 58.

I know, my price isn`t cheap but I am not in a hurry and there are already a few people interested
for that price.
Sure!

Although I should be clear, I don't sell birthday presents!
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That certainly is 'optimistic pricing'.
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That certainly is 'optimistic pricing'.
That's certainly he doesn't really want to sell it pricing. It's a beauty, but that's just insane.
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I have the identical Century with ( Kelme? ) colors. 1992 Does this bike have any value? It is in beautiful condition with original Chorus grouppo.
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I have the identical Century with ( Kelme? ) colors. 1992 Does this bike have any value? It is in beautiful condition with original Chorus grouppo.
If you are in Luxembourg, it is worth over $3k, US dollars.
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Would you care to elaborate on why it might be worth something in Luxembourg?

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Would you care to elaborate on why it might be worth something in Luxembourg?

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A Falcon/Merckx I got as a frame and fork. Had it powder coated "Safety Orange" and built it up with modern components. I got new cable clips and now they route over the top tube. From 20 feet away it looks an awful lot like the bike on the cover of "The Competition Bicycle" which was kind of my goal.


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My bike has many more than 20 miles! The seller may be dreaming, but so am I. Mine has many thousands of miles on it and the requisite wear, but the paint job has held up beautifully. So... Corsa Extra, new with full Record components $ 3099.00... Used Century with Chorus components..... $ ???? Bikes are only worth selling if they can significantly defray the expense of the new. Unfortunately, the $$ I paid for my Merckx in '92 are a pittance compared to today's prices. I do feel that the 18 year investment in the Merckx has paid off well and am inclined to look at my next bike that way, as it is my primary " fitness " investment. Maybe I could get a rebate from my health care provider!
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I forgot I have a recent picture, although the Chorus cranks are swapped out for my Mt. bike cranks ( for obvious reasons! )
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I have the identical Century with ( Kelme? ) colors. 1992 Does this bike have any value?
Absolutely not. However, being the Nice Guy that I am, I will happily dispose of that for you.

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My friend is looking for a 58cm top tube merckx frameset, so I'm putting in a good word for him here.
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A Falcon/Merckx I got as a frame and fork. Had it powder coated "Safety Orange" and built it up with modern components. I got new cable clips and now they route over the top tube. From 20 feet away it looks an awful lot like the bike on the cover of "The Competition Bicycle" which was kind of my goal.
What a beauty! I actually won a Falcon Merckx painted exactly like yours as a high schooler in a race in 1974. It was too small for me and I sold it to a friend for $100. It was a lower end model that sold for about $140 in the shops at the time. My friend rode it all through college+ and on all the too rare occasions I crossed paths with him he always told me what a great bike it was for him.
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I'm a little curious if people consider the Merckx Falcons to fall under the category of Eddy Merckx bikes...

I would not consider a Merckx Falcon a Merckx...I consider it a Falcon with Merckx decals (and not really relevant to a Merckx thread).
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I'm a little curious if people consider the Merckx Falcons to fall under the category of Eddy Merckx bikes...

I would not consider a Merckx Falcon a Merckx...I consider it a Falcon with Merckx decals (and not really relevant to a Merckx thread).
They do. No different than a Eddy Merckx Colnago, Kessels, or De Rosa. Unless this thread is strictly about Eddy Merckx bikes built in the Eddy Merckx factory?

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I'm a little curious if people consider the Merckx Falcons to fall under the category of Eddy Merckx bikes...

I would not consider a Merckx Falcon a Merckx...I consider it a Falcon with Merckx decals (and not really relevant to a Merckx thread).
To me the only exceptions on considering a Merckx bike to be a real Merckx bike are the Merckx bikes built by Litespeed and the carbon bikes that Eddy designed and had built for him (either in China or by Pinarello). I still like looking at the others but Eddy did not have a hand in designing or building them.
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Did Merckx design or build the De Rosas he rode to victory in Le Tour? I'd value one of those more than any bike I will ever own. He did sign his name to a contract that allowed Kessel and Falcon to produce bikes in his livery and he got paid for it.

Again, what I'm desperately looking for is a Huffy Lemond signature 10-speed with a 25 inch frame. Is it a real Lemond? Hey, the dude's name is signed right on there.
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If you are in Luxembourg, it is worth over $3k, US dollars.

You know, I actually sold it to the US, but only for 2,8K
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You know, I actually sold it to the US, but only for 2,8K
Looks like $2600.

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yeah, but look at the shipping price
I still wouldn`t have sold it if it were my size. This bike is just outstanding!
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
I'm a little curious if people consider the Merckx Falcons to fall under the category of Eddy Merckx bikes...
Ask Eddy. I'm sure he'd say, "Geen probleem!"
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My MX Leader on the left, my buddy's Corsa 01.

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55cm with all Campy parts (except wheels-Rigida with Mars 5000 hubs?)
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Did Merckx design or build the De Rosas he rode to victory in Le Tour? I'd value one of those more than any bike I will ever own. He did sign his name to a contract that allowed Kessel and Falcon to produce bikes in his livery and he got paid for it.

Again, what I'm desperately looking for is a Huffy Lemond signature 10-speed with a 25 inch frame. Is it a real Lemond? Hey, the dude's name is signed right on there.
I'm going to disagree...a De Rosa that Merckx rode is a De Rosa, whether it's more valuable and desirable or not. A Falcon with Merckx's decals is a Falcon. A Serotta with Huffy's badge is a Serotta. To me, this thread is about Eddy Merckx bikes...meaning bikes built in the Merckx factory or designed by folks who work in/for the Merckx factory. As Longbeach said above, the litespeeds badged Merckx are Merckx bikes. Falcons with a Merckx logo are Falcons.

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They do. No different than a Eddy Merckx Colnago, Kessels, or De Rosa. Unless this thread is strictly about Eddy Merckx bikes built in the Eddy Merckx factory?

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I would define it as Merckx bikes designed by, or built in, the Merckx factory. A Colnago is a Colnago, a Falcon is a Falcon and a Merckx is a Merckx. I suppose we'd have to ask the OP what he intended, but I'd bet that when he said show your Merckx bikes, he means show your Eddy Merckx factory built/designed bikes.

I'm probably being a snob, but calling a badged Falcon a Merckx is an insult to a Merckx and is a semantic game. Would you consider a Murray labeled Serotta a Murray? If you sold it on ebay would you just call it a Murray? You would call a Serotta with a Murray decal a Serotta because it has more cache. Calling the Falcon a Merckx is an attempt to give it a cache it doesn't really have. It's a Falcon with a cool label.

I don't call my Raleigh Professional a Raleigh Team...even though it says team on it.

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