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Frame value: MERCKX repaint

Old 01-14-21, 11:41 AM
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Frame value: MERCKX repaint

Seller thinks it's a repaint, which makes sense. Still looks chromed under the paint.

What's the ballpark for a Merckx frame like this?

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Old 01-14-21, 12:01 PM
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Serial number? Same # on fork?

Without knowing the model, there's no way to know the value.
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Old 01-14-21, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by jiangshi View Post
Serial number? Same # on fork?

Without knowing the model, there's no way to know the value.
Seller-provided info: Serial number: C3722. / LB 6 TT

Italian threading, fork is a match to frame but seller suggests mating them will require a short stack headset.

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I'd guess a Corsa, but there is actually an expert here, perhaps he'll chime in.

It looks decent from 6', not as good close up, IMO. It was repainted for a reason, and that reason pops out in a few places.

If you just wanted to try out a maybe worn out Merckx because you've never had one, and it fits, $300-$400 if the fork is good. I would really want to inspect everything closely. Measure the fork and make sure it will fit at least a newer Record headset.

I would pass, personally.

I would rather pay more for a better repaint for a keeper. Repaints don't bother me, if done halfway decently. I'm not a collector, but like to have a nice looking bike when I ride.
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I purchased a Corsa Extra frame on this site last fall with original paint and in good condition. The price was on the low end of the estimate above. It was a 61cm frame and came with headset, seatpost and saddle.

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Great, thanks for the feedback rjhammett jiangshi.

Asking price is $450 and yes, it does look like a fairly worn out Merckx. I'll probably pass for now.
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FWIW I found useful decoding information for the Merckx here:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-v...kx-frames.html

and here: https://www.millfieldvelo.com.au/dat...-steel-frames/

According to this, the serial is LB 6 TT / C3722.

LB = employee
6 = 56cm
TT = TSX
C= 1990-91
3722 = production number out of 9999

Does that sound about right?
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I'd pass too but, if you absolutely must have a Merckx and this is your size, then $200 tops, that paint is garish and poorly done
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C3722 L6TTB = Eddy Merckx Century TSX 1990
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If this is pacific coast cyles on ebay i know the seller personally. I don't see the value in his asking price especially since it's a poor repaint.
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