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    2010 Merckx's are up.

    I was hopping for a retro steel but I guess not with Pinarelo making the frames. Like the EMX-1. The green one I up in the air about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybob7088
    I was hopping for a retro steel but I guess not with Pinarelo making the frames. Like the EMX-1. The green one I up in the air about.
    New frame manufacturer?

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    There are a lot of NOS steel EM's on ebay and other places. Don't sweat it.. On the plus side, they are usually 1k less then the new steel frames being produced by the few who still make steel frames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybob7088
    I was hopping for a retro steel but I guess not with Pinarelo making the frames. Like the EMX-1. The green one I up in the air about.
    Do you have a link? I only see the EM5 & 3 on the site..

    http://www.eddymerckx.be/

    Edit: Now I see it. Thats different.. I like..

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    I like the one's with the classic geometry. The EMX-5 and AMX-5 in white look nice. I'm sure the Scandium AMX-5 rides great for aluminum.

    They are still not as sexy as the old EM lugged steel beauties. If he did a retro steel line, they'd sell like hotcakes, I bet.


    Edit: I just looked at the EXM-5 again and I'm retracting my statement above. The wavy fork and seatstays have got to go. Bleh.
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    Swedish MTB website www.happymtb.org has a couple of guys going nuts with their cameras at the Eurobike tradeshow these days, and they have posted a few "real pictures" of 2010 Merckx.

    The most interesting one is perhaps the following:



    Maybe they'll slap on a derailleur hanger and some housing stops on a few frames too..?

    Good ol' Eddy on the phone checking out the trade in value on a slightly used Peugeot



    "Hm.. yeah, I see.. What if I throw in a bikerack and some stickers in the deal?"

    The rest of the pictures I found were at the beginning of this gallery

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    That gallery has my head spinning.

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    Eurobike Photo > 2010 EMX-1

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_n9oz6JT4vo...icture+902.jpg

    Anybody have any information about this bike (other than the limited info on the updated Merckx Website) like geometry, price, and availablility?

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    Hey now, that is one nice looking bike!


    But bugger that, I want the one above the car!!!
    "If you could eat it in one sitting, hold your line."

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    What do you guys think of the new "M" logo?
    (versus say the "X" of last year's EMX line...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4cmd3
    What do you guys think of the new "M" logo?
    (versus say the "X" of last year's EMX line...)
    The new "M" logo isn't bad. It has a nice, clean look to it. Being the traditionalist that I am, however, I prefer the older logo with the Belgian colors and world championship stripes arcing over the "EM" / bike design. If the current "M" logo was what I first associated with Merckx back in the 80's, I'd probably prefer that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinea Pedis
    Hey now, that is one nice looking bike!


    But bugger that, I want the one above the car!!!
    I have one of those that could be available.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/zmudshar...xFaemaReplica#

    Just sayin'

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    Thanks zmud - but I already (hopefully) have one on the way.

    No more frames for this cat for a while at least. Otherwise even my very understanding gf might start getting a little twitchy...
    "If you could eat it in one sitting, hold your line."

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    Not really Merkcx anymore....

    Since Pinarello starting making the frames, it just isnt the same. Sort of a dressed up Pinarello without the uniqueness in look or desige of a "real" Merckx of a few years ago. I suppose that is to be expected considering how competitive the industry is, and how difficult to fabricate this stuff economically.

    I heard that the Pinarello/Merckx bikes are mostly made in China now, not even Taiwan, where the workmanship and carbon layup-quality is impeccable (check out a Giant or Felt for example).

    For me, if I wanted or could afford another bike, I would search out a used or NOS steel one on EBay and build it up modern. That is what Merckx was all about.

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    So what's up with the Molteni Corsa Extra fixed gear bikes?

    Looks like the standard SLX frame, but a carbon fork? arghhh, the horror!!

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    I really don't like the orange on this bike. It hurts my eyes. Overall the bike looks pretty basic to me including the frame.

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    I haven't read this entire thread so I'll ask the obvious question. With Pinarello making the frames, is there a one-to-one correspondence between the newer Pinarello and Merckx frames. Does a AXM=Prince? That would be a shame. I have nothing against Pinarello, but an Eddy Merckx bike should be "different" because Eddy Merckx stands alone as the greatest bike racer ever.

    BTW, the Eddky Merckx Premum Classic (Scandium) is still available through Full Cycle Bike Shops @ http://fullcyclebikes.com/itemdetails.cfm?libid=36771 Not all sizes are necessarily available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmclee
    I really don't like the orange on this bike. It hurts my eyes. Overall the bike looks pretty basic to me including the frame.

    David
    Since this thread has been revived, i have to say each to his own, David, a classic Molteni steel frame still makes my heart aflutter. Would prefer this over 99% of other bikes out there.

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    There is no exact equal Merckx frame and Pinarello Frame. The EMX5 is made from the same carbon as the FP7 but finished more like the Prince.

    The Merckx bikes still keep Merckx geometry and design, so they are still Merckx bikes and remain unique. Only the materials and manufacturing are Pinarello.

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    Something that was wondered when Litespeed made Merckx frames way back when.

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    Some actual pics of the EMX1, looks very nice up close. Bars, stem, seatpost and saddle are better than expected. Bottle cage is included. Size 54 weight was just under 18lbs


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    Quote Originally Posted by krtassoc
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_n9oz6JT4vo...icture+902.jpg

    Anybody have any information about this bike (other than the limited info on the updated Merckx Website) like geometry, price, and availablility?


    check out the picture below. hope that helps.
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    That's quite a long trail amongst some other interesting geo.

    Is that new for this year? Or do those geometries stretch back a ways?
    "If you could eat it in one sitting, hold your line."

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    That's the geometry that would go with that green EMX in the picture above. Are you looking for geometry for another model/year?

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