[CR]Merckx ID?

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From: Carb7008@cs.com
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 02:09:56 EDT
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Merckx ID?

I just got a Merckx frame/fork and am hoping someone on the list is familiar with these and can give me some info.

The frame has no serial# that I can find, Gipiemme dropouts all way around, long point lugs with a heart cutout on top of lower head lug, and chromed flat fork crown. Braze-ons include water bottle on DT, BB cable guides, and DT shifter bosses. Decals say Produzione Velosport Bologna with pic of Eddy as headbadge and same decal on ST, EM spelled-out in large yellow letters on either side of DT and no tubing decal. I'm quite certain silver-greenish tinge paint is original. The seller thinks its from late-60s to early-70s (though it looks like 70s to me) and was made by DeRosa.

Can someone confirm the builder and approximate year based on this info or is there something else I should check for?


Jack Romans
Sacramento, CA