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01-30-09, 10:41 AM
Replies: 37
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Posted By avenan

Nice!

Nice!
11-15-08, 05:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,329
Posted By avenan

Pretty sure the Merckx-logo one was MI. The...

Pretty sure the Merckx-logo one was MI. The older ones I'm not sure at all. Cinelli?
11-15-08, 05:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,329
Posted By avenan

Yep. They don't actually know much from the...

Yep. They don't actually know much from the serials - they use the date codes.

I'm pretty sure your frame is a '96 - just a question weather the F includes '97 or not.
11-15-08, 08:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,329
Posted By avenan

What's the serial? After the 94/95 E, the date...

What's the serial? After the 94/95 E, the date codes got a little strange - I think F may just be 1996, and G is 1997/98. If you drop a note to Gitabike they'll reply very quickly. If it is an F...
11-14-08, 04:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,329
Posted By avenan

Eh, who knows with the paint schemes. I wouldn't...

Eh, who knows with the paint schemes. I wouldn't sweat it too much.

The frame is pre-85 by the date code. Is there a decal on the fork that has a serial number? If so, does it match the BB? ...
11-14-08, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,329
Posted By avenan

Which scheme, color or routing? The color...

Which scheme, color or routing? The color scheme, as I said, didn't appear in any of the ~100 Merckx frames + serials I have archived until around 1990. The cable routing first appears on frames...
11-14-08, 01:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,329
Posted By avenan

Take a closeup pic of the cable routings. The...

Take a closeup pic of the cable routings. The Merckx ones were pretty distinctive. I think they were first offered as an option in 1987, but it could have been more like late '86.
11-14-08, 01:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,329
Posted By avenan

Methinks thats the misleading E - really a...

Methinks thats the misleading E - really a pre-84.

The R in the serial probably means - wait for it - Reynolds. I have a frame numbered A5R-3313-E in my backlog of serials that is also probably...
11-14-08, 10:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,218
Posted By avenan

I've only seen 2 before, but the first MAX built...

I've only seen 2 before, but the first MAX built Merckx frames were designated as Corsa Extra's. The tubing sticker on most MX Leaders is MXL - Merckx specified some tubing differences from the...
11-14-08, 10:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,329
Posted By avenan

The earliest Merckx occasionally show up in 531 -...

The earliest Merckx occasionally show up in 531 - usually they have slotted fork reinforcement tangs. They became less common, but until model's got "codified" in, say, late '85/86, the frame name...
07-30-08, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By avenan

That's correct. There were style changes, but...

That's correct. There were style changes, but the derailleur geometry remained (remains) the same. DA changed with the switch to 9 speeds, so a 9/10 speed DA derailleur *will* work.
07-30-08, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By avenan

For a pre-97 DA derailleur (RD-740x), only safe...

For a pre-97 DA derailleur (RD-740x), only safe if you're running DA shifters. 105/600 (Ultegra) are a different geometry.
06-19-08, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By avenan

Looks more like the color scheme Intral-Renting...

Looks more like the color scheme Intral-Renting rode in 1988.
http://www.cyclingwebsite.net/beeldfiche.php?beeldid=16549
06-18-08, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,146
Posted By avenan

From what I gather, Sachs brifters used a...

From what I gather, Sachs brifters used a non-campy compatible index gear, which is closer to, if not the same as, Shimano spacing. I use a set of Sachs brifters to shift a Shimano drivetrain on my...
02-28-08, 11:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,070
Posted By avenan

Uh oh -- I'm afraid I might inadvertantly be the...

Uh oh -- I'm afraid I might inadvertantly be the start of this Lotto rumor...Lotto didn't ride this in '85, they rode a yellow with white panels. See:...
02-26-08, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By avenan

708 is a main triangle of similar specs to 753...

708 is a main triangle of similar specs to 753 tubing, with internal ribbing for strength. Fork is 531 tubing. No clue if its ribbed as well -- if you get a chance, you could feel around in the...
02-24-08, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 916
Posted By avenan

Gridplan, that looks like an earlier version of...

Gridplan, that looks like an earlier version of this Pinarello TT:...
02-24-08, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 159,934
Posted By avenan

I have a Shimano DA 9 speed brifter + rear...

I have a Shimano DA 9 speed brifter + rear derailleur set that I'd love to trade for DA-8 brifters/derailleur.

These are the original 7700 brifters, with NO flightdeck innards. Never been...
02-10-08, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,063
Posted By avenan

I'm inclined to agree w/TysonB. Find something...

I'm inclined to agree w/TysonB. Find something that'll work, and ride the hell out of it. Later, if you come across a proper Merckx fork, you can switch.
02-09-08, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,063
Posted By avenan

Not sure -- I feel like things were less...

Not sure -- I feel like things were less standardized the earlier the bike is. I'd *guess* that an '85 Professional would be the same as a Corsa (I've seen frames with the Corsa decal, a Z datecode,...
02-09-08, 07:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,765
Posted By avenan

He may not be better known now, but he *did* come...

He may not be better known now, but he *did* come in third in the TdF, third in the Giro, and won the Dauphine -- prior to his being on 7-Eleven. I think injuries in 1990 kept him from riding the...
02-09-08, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,063
Posted By avenan

Most Merckx forks (Corsa/Corsa Extra) have 43mm...

Most Merckx forks (Corsa/Corsa Extra) have 43mm of offset, and don't vary based on size afaik.
02-08-08, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By avenan

The bearings can be replaced on the 610. There's...

The bearings can be replaced on the 610. There's a special tool for removing the bearing covers on either side, but if you can figure out a way to remove them without it, you'll then hammer the axle...
01-25-08, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By avenan

I'm just trying to be an enabler, thats all. I'm...

I'm just trying to be an enabler, thats all. I'm not a big stickler for whats right + wrong on someone else's bike.

That being said, I do know someone with a nice 7402 cassette rear wheel they'd...
01-25-08, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By avenan

If it makes it any easier, a 7-Eleven frame with...

If it makes it any easier, a 7-Eleven frame with Campy equipment looks weird to me -- it doesn't look right unless its sporting DA 7400 series components.
01-22-08, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 159,934
Posted By avenan

Syncro I/II inserts were not available for 8...

Syncro I/II inserts were not available for 8 speed, though many filed their own 8th notch.

There are 3 major designs for the 8 speed levers -- I documented them here:...
01-22-08, 06:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,439
Posted By avenan

Bet Merckx calls it a 55cm :D

Bet Merckx calls it a 55cm :D
01-22-08, 05:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,439
Posted By avenan

Make you a deal -- email me your serial number...

Make you a deal -- email me your serial number and pics for the http://www.cadre.org/Merckx/ serial list, and I'll scan a copy for you. Email address can be found at that link.

Anyone else who...
01-18-08, 06:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,439
Posted By avenan

Already in my todo list -- I'm sitting on...

Already in my todo list -- I'm sitting on something like 40 or so bikes I need to add. Just been busy lately.

There's a 7-11 article in this months Road Bike Action magazine. Lots of pics, and...
01-14-08, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By avenan

There's one that recently closed on ebay, item...

There's one that recently closed on ebay, item 150201544316. Good catch cyclotoine!
01-14-08, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By avenan

Neat, I love a good mystery. Whats the time...

Neat, I love a good mystery.

Whats the time frame on the frame that the headset came off of? Even during the years covered by catalogs, there have been plenty of items appear that aren't...
01-08-08, 09:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,748
Posted By avenan

This belong to someone on here? If not...it...

This belong to someone on here? If not...it should!

http://denver.craigslist.org/bik/521080221.html

(if Craigslist expires it, its someopne selling a 7-11 TSX that they're saying is a replica,...
01-08-08, 06:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,748
Posted By avenan

An interesting thing to note is that most of the...

An interesting thing to note is that most of the 7-11 team issued frames take a clamp-on front derailleur, instead of a braze-on. I noticed this when helping with some research to try to narrow down...
01-03-08, 06:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,748
Posted By avenan

Yep, I did -- I've been a little slow with the...

Yep, I did -- I've been a little slow with the updates lately due to an oppressive amount of work, which always seems to get in the way of the fun stuff...
01-02-08, 05:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,748
Posted By avenan

Pump peg. They didn't indicate whether or not it...

Pump peg. They didn't indicate whether or not it was issued with the decal, and I don't recall if it was TSX. They're pretty quick to respond these days, so it's easy enough for the OP to find out...
01-02-08, 05:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,748
Posted By avenan

Merckx made replica frames starting in the late...

Merckx made replica frames starting in the late 80's, and has made batches every couple of years since, in a variety of qualities (Corsa's, Corsa Extra's, Strada's, etc)

Diablo Scott + I have gone...
01-02-08, 03:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,748
Posted By avenan

6 = 56 centimeters. The 1210 is a more...

6 = 56 centimeters. The 1210 is a more traditional serial, that are linear within the date codes. I haven't been able to deciper what the other letters mean -- I have some ideas, but nothing I feel...
12-27-07, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By avenan

I've got a set of Cinelli Tempo bullhorns I'd...

I've got a set of Cinelli Tempo bullhorns I'd trade for the Giro's, so long as they're 40cm or wider. PM me if you're interested.
12-12-07, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By avenan

I don't know for a fact, but I can guess...the...

I don't know for a fact, but I can guess...the red roller mounts on the brass part. This whole portion replaces the current cable end holder in the lever. You then route the cable so the cable end...
11-13-07, 10:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,291
Posted By avenan

There are no Campagnolo frame pumps -- they did,...

There are no Campagnolo frame pumps -- they did, however, make a metal pump head for the Silca. Thats probably the source of the sellers mistake.
11-06-07, 08:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,013
Posted By avenan

I can't tell from the pictures, sorry. The...

I can't tell from the pictures, sorry. The locknut is likely to have a date on it, if you take a look.

Are there any serial numbers on the frame? My $$ would be on 1986 or 87.


Black...
11-06-07, 07:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,013
Posted By avenan

I think there were 4 versions...maybe 5. The...

I think there were 4 versions...maybe 5.

The original, 1984 version. Those were the sets with the non-stainless innards that rusted, bad mechanical advantage, small bodies, etc.

The 1986...
11-06-07, 06:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,472
Posted By avenan

Maybe the prevous owner tried to push out the...

Maybe the prevous owner tried to push out the dent in the chainstay -- or even mostly succeeded?
11-05-07, 06:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,013
Posted By avenan

Oh, also, the 753 decal on that bike looks a...

Oh, also, the 753 decal on that bike looks a little old to be from 1991 -- the black + purple decal with the yellow border that replaced that one first showed up in 1988 I think. Course, its just a...
11-05-07, 06:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,013
Posted By avenan

I dunno about expert -- just a good collection of...

I dunno about expert -- just a good collection of catalogs, and an obsession with dating things. Bad combo for getting work done.

The 6/90 Campy catalog is the first to show black bellows on both...
10-31-07, 05:54 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 37,100
Posted By avenan

Ooh I like this topic... The build...

Ooh I like this topic...



The build date on that frame is 90/91, so I'm suspicious of it being a '93...but here's a 92/93 team frame (Michael Dernies):
http://www.cadre.org/Merckx/L-5188-D/
...
10-30-07, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By avenan

This doesn't fit in to the not-ebay-or-craigslist...

This doesn't fit in to the not-ebay-or-craigslist category, but its an awesome yahoo group that aggregates CL ads from across the US that might be interesting to C&V types:...
10-23-07, 05:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,763
Posted By avenan

http://www.cadre.org/Merckx. My blog has...

http://www.cadre.org/Merckx. My blog has additional articles on the different team liveries, frame variations + dating. If you google merckx and dating, I'm among the first hits. What additional...
10-23-07, 05:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,763
Posted By avenan

The owner of this bike actually sent me some...

The owner of this bike actually sent me some pictures and serial number just prior to his listing on ebay -- a decent portion of his description text is mine -- though I think he left some key...
10-21-07, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,753
Posted By avenan

Popular opinion says 113mm when using an ISO...

Popular opinion says 113mm when using an ISO taper. The original Mavic is 114mm in double, but the taper is different. The difference in tapers apparently seats the crank out just a tiny bit...
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