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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 8:53 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi Everyone
Can anyone help me identify my Merckx Frame. I bought it second hand a few years ago and despite lots of investigation on the web I'm no clearer on what it actually is. It's a Merckx Titanium. Badge says Titanium Custom Tubes built by Eddy Merckx. I know some of the earlier Merckx frames were built by Litespeed and badged as Merckx, but I'm not sure this is one of them. The finish on the Titanium is highly polished, not the brushed finish of the Litespeeds. Tube shapes are reminiscent of the MX Leader with flared ends. Frame number is
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2726
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 9:01 am 
The Guv'nor
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Are they original decals? Never seen a merckx with stickers like that, head badge excepted.

Might be useful to see close ups of the dropouts, seat junction etc.

Litespeed supplied frames in both brushed and polished finishes.


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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 9:17 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Yes, as far as I can tell, everything is original. Like I said it's a bit of a mystery.


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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 11:14 am 
Gold Trader
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Doesn't look like my EX, or my friend's AX

maybe a Majestic?

post a dropout pic :-)

Andy


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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 12:00 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Will try to post a drop out pic. They are vertical dropouts, no engravings, with cut outs where the chainstays and seat stays join.


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