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Merckx frame info please(4 posts)

Merckx frame info pleaseWalter
Jul 20, 2003 5:59 PM
Am beginning to ponder the possibility of a Merckx. Could use advice on dealing with the spouse too but let's take it one at a time.

Reportedly from the late 70s and the DeRosa factory. Rings true with me but I've never really looked at Merckx before. Frame is in my range for height (I can ride 55-57cm seattubes c-c) what might the other dimensions be?

This (if it happens) is a bit of a lark but the price might be right. Are there real differences between the DeRosa Merckxs and later steel ones? I kinda like longer toptubes as my inseam is short for my height. Tell me what you can about older Merckxs. Please.
Look heremerckxman
Jul 22, 2003 4:50 AM
http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Benelux/Merckx_main.htm
try gita bikestarwheel
Jul 24, 2003 7:43 AM
Send an email to Gita bikes through their website, http://www.gitabike.com/

I was in the market for a used Merckx frame and they patiently answered a number of questions for me. If they can't help, send an email to the Eddy Merckx factory through their website, www.eddymerckx.be/
re: Merckx frame info pleasenelson
Jul 24, 2003 8:19 AM
Late '70's would likely be a Falcon. They made a range of Merckx frames from very cheap through full Reynolds 531 with Super Record. DeRosa built team bikes for Eddy, but did not produce Merckx frames. If the tubing is Reynolds, it is most likely a Falcon. If the bottom bracket is English threading, it is definitely a Falcon. Once Eddy opened his factory, he did use some Reynolds tubing in both a "Triathlete" model and the "Gran Prix" 753 model.