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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:20 pm 
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/racing-bike-/2507 ... 3a6458ea23


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:32 pm 
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surely thats not a Merckx , just a set of Stickers...


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:58 am 
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Supermarket Merckx. Avoid.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:15 am 
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Falcon Merckx I'd assume.

Nothing special but reckon it'd make a cool 'pub' bike.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:00 am 
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Wow ,were they really that bad ?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:16 pm 
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latman wrote:
Wow ,were they really that bad ?


bad, when compared to a proper Merckx, but no worse than the usual Falcon/BSA/Carlton/Ammoco tat that you see around.

I think there was an era of bike production in the late 70's, possibly when road bikes became 'fashionable' in the US, where big European names were put on very mediocre bikes.

I've seen bikes with names such as Anquetil, Coppi, Ocana, Gaul on cheap steel frames, rubbish lugs/dropouts, cheap chromed headsets/handlebars, chromed rims, knuckle seatposts, cheap bolt on gear hangers, crappy weinmann brakes, 'safety brake levers'.....you know the sort of rubbish that should be avoided.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:17 pm 
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John wrote:

Nothing special but reckon it'd make a cool 'pub' bike.


especially if you frequent a Belgian bar !


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