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I'd like to know where you guys live.....any town that has Merckx frames just sitting around in the trash heap sounds like a good place to me!

I'm guessing mid-80's, but that's pure speculation. Is the frame straight? Looks like there's some pretty bad corrosion though....
 

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kjmunc said:
I'd like to know where you guys live.....any town that has Merckx frames just sitting around in the trash heap sounds like a good place to me!

I'm guessing mid-80's, but that's pure speculation. Is the frame straight? Looks like there's some pretty bad corrosion though....
Chicago, and I took the frame to a blast & powdercoat place. Its fire engine red now, no decals, no rust/problems.

The frame is just a smidge too large so I'm thinking of selling it, just want to give the buyer accurate info.
 

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Corsa? SL tubing most likely. Late 80's maybe? Best way to find out for sure would be to check the serial number on the bottom bracket and email Merckx. I did that with a frame recently listed on eBay and they guy was selling it as a 92 or 93 (didn't meet reserve) then he relisted it as a 89. Well I found out from Merckx that it was built in 85 and delivered with some other frames to a shop in Germany. Yes, they keep those kinds of records. Amazing... I wonder if Giant does that... hmmm bet not.

By the way, can you take a pic of the bottom bracket/serial number and post it? you might get some help that way. Good luck
 

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Mid to Late 1980s

I worked at The Spoke in Boulder in the 1980s. I recognize that as one of the Merckxs that we carried at that time (late 80s) It came in the yellow, a red and a blue. At the same time Merckx offered the Faema frame and the Molteni frames with the flat fork crown. I had one of the Faema frames and several of the guys in the shop had the frame you have pictured. We sold the crap out of those frames, I remember selling a huge 60+ cm to a guy on the Broncos practice team. You should have seen me trying to hold him up on the frame :). I'm looking through some boxes of old stuff to see if I have one of the old brochures. If I do I will post more info.

Bill
 
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