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 Post subject: Merckx Corsa 753
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:14 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Merckx Corsa 753
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:57 pm 
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I wasn't aware Merckx actually did a 753 Corsa Extra?..


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 Post subject: Re: Merckx Corsa 753
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:16 pm 
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That's interesting as Reynolds were adamant that 753 should never be plated as it causes hydrogen embrittlement. I know some builders ignored this advice but I don't think Merckx would have.


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 Post subject: Re: Merckx Corsa 753
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:21 pm 
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was Peugeot the only manufacturer permitted to chrome 753......I remember reading something about that?


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 Post subject: Re: Merckx Corsa 753
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:03 pm 
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SWijland wrote:
I wasn't aware Merckx actually did a 753 Corsa Extra?..




+1 on this, and as mentioned 753 should not be plated.after looking at it in a bit more detail ,the whole rear end has been plated including up to the brake bridge and front mech braze on. my guess is that it is columbus slx or tsx


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 Post subject: Re: Merckx Corsa 753
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:23 pm 
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SWijland wrote:
I wasn't aware Merckx actually did a 753 Corsa Extra?..

I didn't think so either..? it would be good if someone could confirm this.


Wasn't the problem with chroming 753 more about it being deemed too thin to polish, prior to plating?


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 Post subject: Re: Merckx Corsa 753
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:16 am 
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The 'Corsa Extra' badge doesn't look original either, so I guess this was a respray.


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 Post subject: Re: Merckx Corsa 753
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:40 pm 
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The Corsa Extra was generally SLX , X = Xtra, Corsa =SL
I have seen a couple of TSX's but never a 753. If you look at the Corsa Extra sticker it looks original but looks like its been masked (badly) and then the frames been sprayed. A 90's Merckx would also have the original paint sticker on it from the factory would it not?

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