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 Post subject: Eddy Merckx Paint Scheme
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:30 pm 
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I have recently bought this E.M. frame, but I have never seen this paint scheme before and paid very little for it so slightly worried, does anyone have any comments or thoughts about it is it original or team bike etc?

I am very new to the whole retro bike world so be gentle if it is bad news.

The forks are naff but and I am looking out for some so if anyone has any and wants to sell let me know.

Cheers Matt


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:37 pm 
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There's a couple of pairs of 700C NOS Merckx forks on Brick Lane Bikes www under vintage components. Deep pockets needed though!


Nice looking bike BTW.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:02 am 
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Hi mate
I haven't seen those colours before but judging by scheme and the decals it looks like a standard, original paint job. Usually they have a small sticker saying 'original paint' or similar. The factory used to do reasonably priced resprays in any Merckx scheme up until they closed just recently. The forks are as you realise non standard.
If it fits and was a good price then well done, just ride and enjoy :)

Jamie


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:07 am 
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That is a ~1991 team Telekom bike, now called tmobile. Awesome find!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:26 am 
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Monkeymsp wrote:
That is a ~1991 team Telekom bike, now called tmobile. Awesome find!


i always thought the telekom bike was more black and pink?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:32 am 
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Interested in the forks if you decide to sell (once you find a replacement!) feel free to PM me as & when.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:33 am 
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In SLX tubing it's unlikely to be an actual Telecom team bike, but it is the Telecom colour scheme, which IIRC you could buy at the time (as with the US Postal one) for no extra cost.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:38 am 
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On eBay currently there are 2 7-11 team colour SLXs and a Telecom very similar to this (bar the carbon HS spacers) . I would refer to those and see if they go at the current prices (which seem generally high for SLX framed bikes).


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:53 pm 
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matthew71 wrote:
i always thought the telekom bike was more black and pink?


It is not pink, it is lavender ;)

Also, sorry if I implied that I thought it was actually ridden by the team. It is just the paint scheme, I have no idea how to tell if it was an actual team bike. I worked in a bike shop during those years and sold a few of those frames. They ride really well.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:41 am 
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Don't think this is the Telekom colour scheme which was Pink,Lavender and Black.

Unless the photo colours are wayout this bike looks to be Red,Grey and Black.

I've seen between 10 -15 different variations of this Merckx paint pattern which was used 1990-1995ish


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