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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 9:49 pm 
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Hello all,

Does anyone know what the deal is with the silver frames Eddy Merckx was sometimes seen riding? Where they from a particular period in his career,
or from a particular builder?

I've seen a couple of pictures of these frames with Reynolds tubing decals.
Does this mean they were more likely to have been made outside Italy (e.g.
by Kessels)? I assume his De Rosa, Colnago etc frames would more likely have been made with Columbus tubes.

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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 10:14 pm 
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IIRC Eddy was riding silver frames with blue panel on downtube only during his last pro season- 1977. (Team was sponsored by C&A) I don't know who made them...


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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 11:05 pm 
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alberto masi made a good number of mercks,s frames. but they where badged under different names


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 1:00 pm 
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Kessels made them.


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 10:53 pm 
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Even just after posting I was asking myself; "was it a blue panel or a yellow panel?" Checking out SWijland's Merckx frames, I'm still not sure... I would get my coat, if I could remember where I left it.. :?


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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 11:49 am 
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torqueless wrote:
IIRC Eddy was riding silver frames with blue panel on downtube only during his last pro season- 1977. (Team was sponsored by C&A) I don't know who made them...

Also during his brief 'FIAT' spell?


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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 5:30 pm 
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Blimey you're right- that'll teach me to answer posts in a hurry!
My new best guess- '77- Fiat team- silver with blue panel. '78- C&A team-silver with yellow panel?


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