Re: [CR] refinished Merckx


Example: Framebuilders:Alex Singer

From: Robert Clair <r.clair@cox.net>
To: <phuyghe@comcast.net>, marc frazer <marc.frazer@yahoo.com>
References: <1536561410.1467081233543334209.JavaMail.root@sz0120a.emeryville.ca.mail.comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2009 23:16:11 -0600
Cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] refinished Merckx


... offhand, and my cat "The Fergus" agrees, that frame is phoney baloney ... where should one start ... like perhaps the side mounted brake stops ...

robert clair
alexandria, va
usa


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Sent: Sunday, February 01, 2009 8:55 PM
Subject: Re: [CR] refinished Merckx



> 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 :
>
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=160312779389
>
> Hope that helps.
>
> Philip Huyghe
> Rochester, Mi USA
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "marc frazer" <marc.frazer@yahoo.com>
> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.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