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Merckx titanium, what say you?

Old 06-26-20, 05:30 PM
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Merckx titanium, what say you?

This is for sale locally, right size with Centaur and Zonda wheels 2500$ CAN
what say you guys?



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Old 06-26-20, 05:35 PM
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I may be wrong but that just doesn’t look right.
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Old 06-26-20, 06:04 PM
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I feel like $2500 buys you a lot of new bike, possibly even Ti. Hard to pay that for an older used merckx.
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Old 06-26-20, 07:50 PM
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Decals do not make it so. In any case, hard pass, even in Snow Pesos.
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Old 06-26-20, 10:17 PM
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Even if that's genuine and not a decal job, that downtube is hideous.

Paint it blue and silver and if it weren't for the crankset, it'd look like a Wal-Mart level GMC Denali from 20 feet

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Old 06-27-20, 03:50 PM
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I'd want to know what year this frame/bike was made.

The photography here sure isn't doing the prospects of a sale any favors!!!

The bike could have been fairly expensive when new, but like I said what year was that?

I have literally nothing but good things to say about the (Litespeed-built) Merckx EX titanium bikes that I've owned.
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Old 06-27-20, 08:13 PM
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Not sure about that bike, but I love mine. I only paid $800 locally for mine. Had to put a couple hundred in it. Great bike
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Old 06-27-20, 08:42 PM
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That is not a Merckx and, even it if were, it would not be worth half of $2500.
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Old 06-27-20, 08:55 PM
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Ha
Looks like the Alu Mega (aluminium) mid to late 1990's
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Old 06-27-20, 08:59 PM
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https://retrobicycles.nl/portfolio/dark-silver/
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I'm just not seeing Al-sized fillets on the advertised Merckx.

Seatstay diameter is obviously smaller than that AluMega.

Seller isn't really trying, so the ask seems outta the ball park to me.
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Old 06-27-20, 09:34 PM
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It looks like a Millenium 3 to me. And yes it's over-priced IMO.


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Old 06-27-20, 11:05 PM
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This is Eddy Merckx Titanium from 2000 built in Meise with Litespeed tubes - an extremely rare thing (with preserved original stickers). One such type falls on 100 built in TN - now you can return to the valuation.
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Thanks for the reply Makaron!
so to recap, made in Belgium in 2000 with Litespeed tubing. Rare bike.
I will try to have a look at in person
trying to get the frame and fork.
what should I look for in terms of decals and markings on frame and fork?
I will take pics and update this thread
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Old 06-28-20, 12:32 PM
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It's a very rare "thing", I don't even have anything to compare it to...
In EMC, you should always check 2 places:
- BB cover on the bottom - serial number (should be H or J and max 4 digits)
- a card/markings for a steering tube - this may be a problem, because this fork doesn't have to be "factory-made"... but just in case, I would take a picture of all the markings.
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Old 07-26-20, 01:44 PM
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Well I met briefly with the owner
here are crappy cell pics, looks good
@CyclesMakaron, one more for your database






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Old 07-26-20, 11:48 PM
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Thank you. Nice details. Definitely the year 2000.
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Old 07-27-20, 07:37 AM
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Better made than my girlfriends Litespeed for sure, welds on hers are not that nicely finished
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