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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:55 am 
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TheElectronicKid may be on to something. At first glance it looked lavender to me, but the pic next the the metallic grey brake calipers definitely makes it look pink/grey/black. And not pink/lavender/black. Fwiw I have never seen an Eddy with a bad knock off of this paint scheme, and I don't remember seeing them in the catalogue back then. But, Merckx being a low output manufacturer, anything is possible.

OP could you confirm? Or post Picts with a little less lighting so the colors won't get washed out?

For reference: I fond another post on this site with pics of a similar paint scheme so you can see what one should look like. viewtopic.php?f=47&t=235745


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:43 pm 
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Location: Completely in the dark, thanks to me good mate Terry....
MartinB123 wrote:
Interested in the forks if you decide to sell (once you find a replacement!) feel free to PM me as & when.


Matt - to follow up Martin's comment above, and in equally complete seriousness, if you get shot of the stem too I'd be interested in snapping it up for my own road bike. I like the ITM Eclypse model and they aren't easy to find in threadless format. What length is it?

David


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:42 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hia sorry for not replying. I'm on holiday so don't have access to this. Thanks for all the comments really appreciated

Finney - thanks for that I've had a look but deep pockets is the key. Perhaps what I saved on the frame could go on the forks.

Jamie - nice one. Yeah fits like a dream had a mbk before but was huge and heavy. Love the eddy.

Martin - If I get rid they are all yours mate no worries!!

Monkeymsp - the colours are red for sure (not pink or lavender)/pearl white/black and grey ill upload better pics soon. And clean it haha

David B - same applies if I get rid you have dibs!! Cant remember size Ill send the details when I'm back.!

Cheers really appreciated


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:20 pm 
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yup, it's a genuine eddy alright - look at the engravings on the bottom bracket, seat stays
and brake bridge...

all it needs is a nice dura ace/ campag record groupset to do it justice!

oh and for heaven's sake, get the nose of that saddle sorted - tut tut!! :roll:

nice find.

:)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:34 pm 
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Merckx made his bike in various color schemes. You will probably know the most common ones (Motorola, 7-11, etc.), but there are also less known colors. For example, I sold a green/white color Merckx a couple of years back that was made for an amateur world champion who was sponsored by a company which carried a green/white logo.

I have loooooads of experience with vintage Merckx frames and yours is definitely genuine! And a very nice one too. Just keep looking on eBay and the like for the right fork.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:14 pm 
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SWijland wrote:
You will probably know the most common ones (Motorola, 7-11, etc.),


HEY! you cheeky so and so!!

:lol:


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