Also, the steering tube is SLX, but not the blades.
-----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Hilary Stone Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2005 10:19 AM To: Erik Olsson; CR List Subject: Re: [CR]Columbus red/blue decals
I don't think SLX was widely available until late 1984/early 1985 but that combination of decals would be correct as SLX fork blades are identical to SL and as far as I know there were no SLX specific fork decals.
Hilary Stone, Bristol, England
> From: Erik Olsson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 12:49:05 -0500
> To: CR List <email@example.com>
> 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