> I'm loving this topic - I built a Corsa 0.1 this winter and it's quickly
> becoming my favorite bike. I've got a question on another Merckx bike - a
> 10th Anniversary frame I just picked up, but since it's a little out of the
> time period this list, I haven't asked. It has a Cycleart paint job on it,
> so the authenticity could be questioned, I suppose. Is there a database on
> Merckx serial numbers to check these things by? Being a '90 frame, I guess
> I'll have to wait another 6 years to move it from the "modern" side of my
> shop to the "classic" side, eh?
> Dave in "it's snowing again!" Maine
Not 100% sure without hearing it from Dale's mouth, but it seems to me that any frame made out of steel with lugged joints is going to fall under the category of "Keeper of the Flame" status and therefore be on-topic for the CR list. The components wouldn't, but the frame would.
Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California