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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:56 am 
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A mate of mine has offered to sell me his Eddy Merckx bike - he's looking for £80.

I've had a bit of a hunt 'round the net and I'm pretty sure it's a Super Prestige. Can't find much more info than that, and I was wondering if any of you chaps had any more info about them?

Most specifically, is it worth forking out £80 for? I've always wanted a Merckx frame, but this one doesn't really leap out at me for some reason.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:28 am 
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hang on a bit fella. This isnt the sort of Merckx frame that might be considered lightweight, specialist, racing fayre. This is very much a 1970's typical teenagers 5-gear-racer as we called em. Probably made by raleigh or some big name with a licence to brand as EM. My mate had one, frame exactly like that. The BSO of its day.

Well, if you want a goer with some nostalgia thrown in, then why not, but other than that, Ive seen better stuff for £80. Only my opinion and all that.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:46 am 
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pigman wrote:
hang on a bit fella. This isnt the sort of Merckx frame that might be considered lightweight, specialist, racing fayre. This is very much a 1970's typical teenagers 5-gear-racer as we called em. Probably made by raleigh or some big name with a licence to brand as EM. My mate had one, frame exactly like that. The BSO of its day.

Well, if you want a goer with some nostalgia thrown in, then why not, but other than that, Ive seen better stuff for £80. Only my opinion and all that.


I should probably have been a bit clearer - well aware that this is more of a nostalgia trip than a decent bike.

I was more wondering if there was anything that set it apart from the standard retro BSO brigade!

I'll see if I can get him down to £60 :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:23 pm 
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AndyRM wrote:
I was more wondering if there was anything that set it apart from the standard retro BSO brigade!


Nope, I wouldn't bother.

Mark.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:56 pm 
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Possibly a Falcon built excample. They had the Eddy Merckx licence to build at one time.

Unfortunately nothing special, certainly not £80 worth IMHO.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:28 pm 
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Old Ned wrote:
Possibly a Falcon built excample. They had the Eddy Merckx licence to build at one time.

Unfortunately nothing special, certainly not £80 worth IMHO.


Yeah, I've decided to swerve this one.

Cheers for the information and advice folks!


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