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 Post subject: Eddy Merckx ID 90s
PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 7:58 pm 
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I Wonder if anyone could help me with a bike a just reacently pisket up:
- steel/frame material sl/SLX or something else?
- colour green yellow and red, accidentially?
- year of production

The rear brake attacment is straight not pointed as many of the EM-bikes. But i guess its a 95/96 Columbus SL.

The "group" is a bit younger than the frame, dura ace + Chorus brakes and stem bearings, cinelli bar, itm quill stem and elite cage. The wheels are wh-6500 - ultegra - kind of cool.


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 Post subject: Re: Eddy Merckx ID 90s
PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 9:41 pm 
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I can't really make out the numbers on your BB pic but this link will help you out there.
http://www.cadre.org/Merckx/

Similar colour scheme from this 1994 catalogue page.
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 10:05 pm 
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The rear brake "housing" on the Seat stay is pointed on the Corsa in the ad, and the colour scheme is on a TSX.

I havnet found any corsa with the same colour scheme, and no confirmation that this is a SL frame.

Sorry for beeing focused on the details :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Eddy Merckx ID 90s
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 8:29 am 
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I have seen that colour before on a cyclocross frame, I am sure I have the link somewhere so will try and find it. It might help date it as I can't really make out the numbers on this computer. I have a feeling its late 80's from memory. It does look like a straight Corsa, most likely SL, could be TSX but it should say so somewhere, as with SLX being a Corsa Extra. Will delve into my stuff and get back to you.


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 Post subject: Re: Eddy Merckx ID 90s
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 5:13 pm 
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Jamiedyer wrote:
I have seen that colour before on a cyclocross frame, I am sure I have the link somewhere so will try and find it. It might help date it as I can't really make out the numbers on this computer. I have a feeling its late 80's from memory. It does look like a straight Corsa, most likely SL, could be TSX but it should say so somewhere, as with SLX being a Corsa Extra. Will delve into my stuff and get back to you.


I have a Merckxtouring/ Cx frame in that colour scheme.....


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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 9:18 pm 
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Grt tks, IT is a corsa, but after what i understand EM used different steel producers, but probably its a sl. The colour on the other hand i have only seen on this bike


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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 9:52 am 
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mapei wrote:
Grt tks, IT is a corsa, but after what i understand EM used different steel producers, but probably its a sl. The colour on the other hand i have only seen on this bike


I've seen it on a couple of bikes on eBay: a Corsa Extra and a MX-Leader. I think it's a reasonably standard paint-job.

I have a purple Merckx Corsa Extra, which I hadn't seen the paint on anything else until recently when I spotted a Strada-OS and an Arcobaleno on eBay with the same scheme.

There are quite a few paint schemes but not an infinite number and Merckx made a fair few bikes over the years so you're bound to see one sooner or later, even if it's just on line! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Eddy Merckx ID 90s
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 11:31 pm 
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A standard Corsa is SL and a Corsa Extra is SLX, hence the X.
The paint scheme is a standard scheme that came in many variations over the years. Its a great machine, ride and enjoy.

Jamie


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