[CR]Columbus red/blue decals

Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 12:49:05 -0500
From: Erik Olsson <sparklinglime@mac.com>
To: CR List <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Columbus red/blue decals

Hi all, if anyone could help me figure out the combination of Columbus decals on my Merckx I'd appreciate it. I have an early eighties Eddy Merckx with a red Columbus SLX seat-tube decal, and smaller blue Columbus decals on both sides of the fork. I believe the fork to be original to the frame but I can't be sure. I don't have any photos to post right now but I can e-mail if it would help. My question is- To anyones knowledge, is a combination of Columbus decals like that common/uncommon? I'm pretty sure its an '83, it has the older Merckx down-tube decals (underlining Y and M), but the SLX decal, a sloping fork crown, and a modern style brake bridge make me wonder. Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks!
Erik Olsson
Rochester, NY