Re: [CR] Identifying a Merckx frame

(Example: Racing)

Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2006 17:10:25 -0800
From: "Tam Pham" <terminaut@gmail.com>
To: Mark Buswell|SisuHome <mark@sisuhome.com>
Subject: Re: [CR] Identifying a Merckx frame
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Hi Mark,

Your frame sounds similar to my DeRosa, which was bought under the thought that it was late '70s but I think it could be early '80s as well. I forgot to take photos of my fork (it's full chrome with a flat crown and "DEROSA ITALY" stamped on the dropouts) but check out the photos of the frame here:

http://www.fooriders.com/images/bikes/derosa/pista/details.htm

I'd be interested in comparing to photos of your frame once you can get the m posted. I'd also appreciate any feedback from the list on when my frame might have been made as well. The only identifying marks are a number "1" o n the bottom bracket shell.

Tam Pham Huntington Beach, CA

On 1/6/06, Mark Buswell|SisuHome <mark@sisuhome.com> wrote:
>
> Hi All.
>
> Need help identifying a Merckx track frame-Columbus tubing, Merckx
> ends, Campy drops. I suspect it's from the late 70's to early 80's.
>
> The serial number stamped on the bottom of the shell is:
> "A" (on left edge) and then "6921" (on the right edge) and there's an
> "F" above the "6291".
>
>
> I'll have pics of the actual frame up soon but here are a couple
> links that might help.
>
> The frame looks nearly identical to this one:
> http://www.bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/eddy_merckx/11.jpg
>
> The only difference between this and the one I have is that the seat
> tube cluster looks more like this one :
> http://www.bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/eddy_merckx2/6.jpg (with
> with EM engraving and higher binder bolt setting).
>
> Also different than the first pic is that the fork I have has a
> sloped crown (like the one second pic) but without drilling for a
> brake (it does seem to be tapped though, seemingly in production
> since it has been chromed over.
>
> Let me know your thoughts. Any bit of information helps.
>
> Mark Buswell
> San Francisco, CA