... offhand, and my cat "The Fergus" agrees, that frame is phoney baloney ... where should one start ... like perhaps the side mounted brake stops ...
> Hi Marc,
> The one clue that might prove that it could be an actual Merckx frame is
> if you can get a good look at the rear brake bridge. The bridge should
> have the Merckx name scripted into the bridge. The brake bridge is usually
> a unique shape and I thought in the one view that I could see that shape.
> You can see an example of the brake bridge on a Merckx currently for sale
> on ebay here :
> Hope that helps.
> Philip Huyghe
> Rochester, Mi USA
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> From: "marc frazer" <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Sunday, February 1, 2009 3:48:15 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
> 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