[CR] Is this a fake "refinished Merckx"?


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References: <996981.25383.qm@web53303.mail.re2.yahoo.com>
To: <marc.frazer@yahoo.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2009 16:14:26 -0500
In-Reply-To: <996981.25383.qm@web53303.mail.re2.yahoo.com>
From: Dale Brown <oroboyz@aol.com>
Subject: [CR] Is this a fake "refinished Merckx"?


The seller is listing this as a "refinished" Merckx . In an email to me he states that the bike was repainted , re-decaled , and has no visible serial # . Are there any sure-fires signs that this is an actual Corsa Extra ? Listing # 290293207548

Marc:

The fork looks undeniably Merckx, but even with those bad pics, the seat lug and seat stay top eyes do not look Merckx-like. That certainly is not the distinctive Merckx-DeRosa seat lug with it's characteristic "kick up" seat post binder ears. In addition, the seat stays look to be mitered & brazed directly to the seat lug, which was not how it was done in the early 80s. All and all, I think there is reason to be skeptical.?

Dale Brown Greensboro, North Carolina USA

-----Original Message----- From: marc frazer <marc.frazer@yahoo.com> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Sent: Sun, 1 Feb 2009 3:48 pm Subject: [CR] refinished Merckx

The seller is listing this as a "refinished" Merckx . In an email to me he states that the bike was repainted , re-decaled , and has no visible serial # . Are there any sure-fires signs that this is an actual Corsa Extra ? Listing # 290293207548
               Marc Frazer
               Baltimore , Md