Re: [CR]Eddy Merckx Frame

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Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2003 18:54:09 -0400
From: "David G. White" <>
To: John Audette <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Eddy Merckx Frame
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Try emailing your questions directly to Merckx. They were responsive to me when I bought an older Merckx frame. They can be emailed at: <>.

Best Regards,

David "I sold my Merckx because I had too many project frames" White Burlington, VT

John Audette wrote:
> Hi All,
> Can anyone help be with a wee bit of history of Eddy Merckx frames?
> I've just bought an older frame and I've been unable to track down
> much history other than what's on Sheldon Brown's site. Is there
> any way to tell if an older frame was built by De Rosa? Where were
> they built after De Rosa built the first ones?
> My frame has two decal bands on the seat tube with championship
> color bands, maps of Italy and France, and writing that says "Mexico
> 49 km 431 1972" obviously commemorating Eddy's 1 hour record -
> do all the early bikes have this? Does it in any way help to date the
> frame?
> The bottom bracket shell has "E 1256" on one side and "G 7" on
> the other side - don't know if this can offer any additional info.
> Any thing that someone could provide would be very much
> appreciated. I can't wait to build this baby up and take it out
> for a spin!
> John Audette
> in Eugene, Oregon, where the wind always seems to be in
> my face this week.