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11-27-19, 12:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By CyclesMakaron

(Professional) 84/85...judging by the lugs and...

(Professional) 84/85...judging by the lugs and stickers (those from EMC... and - I think - the Gipiemme brake bridge and the lack of chain bridge). A BB cover photo from underneath would solve the...
11-24-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By CyclesMakaron

This is Eddy Merckx (Professional) 1983; M is the...

This is Eddy Merckx (Professional) 1983; M is the designation of an EMC employee, Strada appeared in 1987 from ~A1500 and since then has "taken over" the designation M (as the Matrix, then changed to...
11-23-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By CyclesMakaron

Only Eddy Merckx Cycles - the guy had a great...

Only Eddy Merckx Cycles - the guy had a great idea, but definitely too small a database to draw the right conclusions.
11-23-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By CyclesMakaron

Big request: don't send the needy back to this...

Big request: don't send the needy back to this source - it's a nightmare disinformation.
11-22-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By CyclesMakaron

Production time: 1984/85 - at that time only 2...

Production time: 1984/85 - at that time only 2 models with Campa dropouts, EM (Professional) and EM Pro (SLX or 753) were produced. BB cover and brake bridge photos would explain the situation.
11-22-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By CyclesMakaron

But they certainly didn't ride Merckx/Crescent...

But they certainly didn't ride Merckx/Crescent bikes... maybe in a sequel?
11-22-19, 03:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By CyclesMakaron

Eddy Merckx in different languages

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11-22-19, 03:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By CyclesMakaron

Eddy Merckx in German language

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11-22-19, 02:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By CyclesMakaron

Eddy Merckx Crescent

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11-22-19, 01:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By CyclesMakaron

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11-22-19, 01:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By CyclesMakaron

1988https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vb...

1988https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/768x1024/p1_9d5ab82eb7a30e8d5785420db04c3e78b1a54acf.jpg...
11-16-19, 01:12 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,718
Posted By CyclesMakaron

It is rather 7 E9940, Eddy Merckx (Professional)...

It is rather 7 E9940, Eddy Merckx (Professional) 1984 (around "7" there should be a letter, most likely G,A,P,M; maybe even R).
11-11-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,018
Posted By CyclesMakaron

Perfect :)

Perfect :)
11-01-19, 12:25 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,718
Posted By CyclesMakaron

The situation is getting complicated... our blue...

The situation is getting complicated... our blue friend looks like he's "built on an EMC frame". To unusual cable guides for top tube and unique fork should be added lower front lug - certainly not...
10-31-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,718
Posted By CyclesMakaron

Light blue: the guides on the top tube are...

Light blue: the guides on the top tube are unusual (they were not installed in series), possible reconstruction or special order (some photos before repainting?); the fork is rather not original (the...
10-31-19, 01:23 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,718
Posted By CyclesMakaron

velopackrat: #71...

velopackrat: #71 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=71) :)
Belg - Ital Steel: one man shouldn't have two such frameworks, it's obvious... :) left - frame from the first...
10-30-19, 04:09 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,718
Posted By CyclesMakaron

I found pictures of your frame in an unexpected...

I found pictures of your frame in an unexpected (almost unexpected) place... Beautiful - but EMC frames have been released to the US for sure already in 1981 (the unconfirmed info gives even the end...
10-29-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,215
Posted By CyclesMakaron

The previous owner may not have known what he was...

The previous owner may not have known what he was selling... At that time (1985-1987) not all SLX frames were "X", and if he used cadre.org in his description, he must have made a mistake. You don't...
10-28-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By CyclesMakaron

Thank You

Thank You
10-28-19, 04:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By CyclesMakaron

Unique frame: 1993 Corsa is the end of the old...

Unique frame: 1993 Corsa is the end of the old classic version (in 1994 Columbus Thron appeared instead of SL/SP), and in excellent condition and cool colours... unfortunately for me it's the other...
10-25-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 172,210
Posted By CyclesMakaron

American EM logo has inverted "stripes order"...

American EM logo has inverted "stripes order" ("rainbow over the Belgian flag" instead of "Belgian flag over the rainbow"). Planned differentiation or a loose approach to the subject - anyone knows?
10-24-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,718
Posted By CyclesMakaron

In bicycle frames above size 56, EMC replaced SL...

In bicycle frames above size 56, EMC replaced SL tubes with SP tubes, starting from the bottom tube and ending with seat tube (in my frame from 1980 -57cm - top and down tubes are marked SP, seat...
10-24-19, 12:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,391
Posted By CyclesMakaron

This is the norm - more funny are the reverse...

This is the norm - more funny are the reverse situations: still for 36 hours on evilbay will be offered "Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra SLX 7-Eleven Dura Ace etc". (dudes from the Netherlands sell it - I...
10-23-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,718
Posted By CyclesMakaron

1) something is definitely wrong with the signs:...

1) something is definitely wrong with the signs: E6482 - 1983; F6482 - 1995; similarly "08" would be very unusual (although I have already seen it on one frame). A good photo would definitely be...
10-22-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,215
Posted By CyclesMakaron

Sorry: T doesn't mean TSX, it's an EMC employee...

Sorry: T doesn't mean TSX, it's an EMC employee code... The T-code can be found on Corsa Extra (SLX), Corsa (SL), Criterium (SLX), 3-Athlete (R501), Strada (Matrix/Cromor) - the T-code is definitely...
10-21-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,215
Posted By CyclesMakaron

rccardr: A3083 - this is definitely 1987... but...

rccardr: A3083 - this is definitely 1987... but that's only half of the factory designation. What is on the left ?
Spaghetti Legs: Both versions of Century (653 and TSX) were produced "in advance"...
10-21-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,215
Posted By CyclesMakaron

Why are all the cool EMs in the US? It's very...

Why are all the cool EMs in the US? It's very unfair :) especially since I don't have EM Century yet... It's not 1987, it's 1988 at the earliest - the markings?
10-19-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,391
Posted By CyclesMakaron

Sending information with a revised item...

Sending information with a revised item description to sellers (in my case Eddy Merckx bike/frame) is my favorite activity in my free time. This applies not only to ebay, but also to bicycle shops...
10-12-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 172,210
Posted By CyclesMakaron

I know the topic superficially: the material,...

I know the topic superficially: the material, i.e. sheets(!) of laminate consisting in the absolute majority of aluminium (steel and Ti were additives) were formed into tubes. This material was also...
10-10-19, 03:26 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 172,210
Posted By CyclesMakaron

"Eddy Merckx Titanium frames" has not interested...

"Eddy Merckx Titanium frames" has not interested me yet, the only information about Ti (as well as Al) I collect "by the way" digging in steel :) The topic is difficult and requires patience, but:...
10-08-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By CyclesMakaron

Correction: in 4) seatstays - Columbus Max in...

Correction:
in 4) seatstays - Columbus Max
in 5) seatstays - SLX/SPX, chainstays - Columbus Max
in 6) and 7) rear triangle as in 5)
the rest of them unchanged.
10-08-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 172,210
Posted By CyclesMakaron

nomadmax: just not cadre.org, please. DC Bike...

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...
10-07-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 929
Posted By CyclesMakaron

The "Corsa Extra" gold sticker appeared in 1986...

The "Corsa Extra" gold sticker appeared in 1986 (~Z7500), was not placed on all copies, but on yours it would be definitely OK!
10-04-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By CyclesMakaron

Geometry

Explanation: Since the topic of EMC frame geometry is interesting and popular, there are a lot of entries on the web concerning angle measurement (the most important: between top tube and seat tube -...
10-04-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By CyclesMakaron

Eddy Merckx Max / Mx Leader

This is just a comment on the great styggno1 thread: bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1164933-merckx-corsa-extra-max-mx-leader-timeline.html
Just like Mr Jeremy Rauch showed me where and how to...
10-03-19, 02:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,104
Posted By CyclesMakaron

bonus

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09-30-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By CyclesMakaron

There was nothing like Eddy Merckx Tubing. There...

There was nothing like Eddy Merckx Tubing. There were definitely manufacturers / sellers who rebranded EMC frames (e.g. Crescent, Preuss, Gasseau). Photos, especially factory labels, would help a lot.
09-29-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By CyclesMakaron

Eddy Merckx Ugo De Rosa

- Ugo De Rosa built bikes for Eddy Merckx until the end of his professional career (May 1978).
- In March 1979 the Master said to his friend: "Why shouldn't you produce bicycles? Start your own...
09-28-19, 11:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By CyclesMakaron

EMC used "geometry types" (road racing, criterum,...

EMC used "geometry types" (road racing, criterum, chrono, century), which could be modified depending on the customer (this applies especially to profis).
Some models had "assigned" geometry (Max,...
09-27-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By CyclesMakaron

Eddy Merckx Century problem

In the EMC world, the term Century was used in two different meanings:
- century frame geometry
- Century frame model
Geometry: well explained in catalogues 1990 and 1991, certainly used in...
Replies: 17
Views: 2,502
Posted By CyclesMakaron

The truth doesn't get old :)

The truth doesn't get old :)
Replies: 17
Views: 2,502
Posted By CyclesMakaron

sorry: this is EM (Professional) late version...

sorry: this is EM (Professional) late version (without chain bridge) from 1984 from the modified Team Issue series. The serial number is too early for Corsa (which should have chain bridge and lugs...
09-25-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,941
Posted By CyclesMakaron

I'm afraid we're condemned to EM Professional -...

I'm afraid we're condemned to EM Professional - it's worth knowing that it's a common name, but it's probably necessary. If you say or write only "Eddy Merckx" you will give the impression that you...
09-25-19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,941
Posted By CyclesMakaron

E9387 = 1984, which means that you can expect...

E9387 = 1984, which means that you can expect everything in a bicycle EMC framework...really. Flat or slope fork crown, derailleur links over BB cover or under BB cover, FD mount with clamp or...
09-23-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By CyclesMakaron

Pro has changed to Corsa Extra - yes (on the left...

Pro has changed to Corsa Extra - yes (on the left side of BB cover there should be an X sign - note: almost always :)
Criterium appeared around the same time, but is a different model with clearly...
09-23-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,945
Posted By CyclesMakaron

sorry: A8R E5815 year of manufacture 1983;...

sorry: A8R E5815 year of manufacture 1983; Elderly confirmed EM 531 comes from early 1981, slope crown with EM logo - early 1982, improvised slides under BB cover - late 1982; frame is in the colors...
09-23-19, 05:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By CyclesMakaron

Eddy Merckx steel hierarchy

1980-1984: One model produced - Eddy Merckx (Professional, SL/SP or 531)
second half of 1984: Pro (SLX or 753) appears at the top, 3-Athlete (501) at the bottom, EM (Professional) comes in second...
09-23-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 172,210
Posted By CyclesMakaron

Panasonic: maybe it is worth replacing the...

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...
09-22-19, 11:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,051
Posted By CyclesMakaron

sorry: team GAN 1998, after TdF - Credit Agricole...

sorry: team GAN 1998, after TdF - Credit Agricole
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09-22-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By CyclesMakaron

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