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Eddie Merckx Em525 and EMX525 frames info

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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,445 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder


    some of those don't seem to show or explicitly mention seatposts - could be an issue if they're proprietary.
    i've a merckx frame (not one of those) and it's not a generic seatpost.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,419 ✭✭✭ fat bloke


    some of those don't seem to show or explicitly mention seatposts - could be an issue if they're proprietary.
    i've a merckx frame (not one of those) and it's not a generic seatpost.

    Something to look out for alright because I'd say it's guaranteed non generic - the whole seat post fixing thing gets a lot of mentions, it's a fiddly enough twin allen key bolt affair on the seat tube.

    What's your frame? The San Remo 76 looks nice too. They're heavy but...


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,445 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder


    i have a mourenx 69. 2016 model i think?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,796 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Weepsie


    Is that cossiels in blanchardstown?

    If so he has a great reputation and I've often wondered about his stuff too


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,419 ✭✭✭ fat bloke


    That's the guy yeah. I've seen examples in Laragh. They're unremarkable enough in the "flesh", or maybe I just haven't looked closely enough.


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,445 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder


    there's a lovely belgian national jersey there that may be my size. tempted.


  • Registered Users Posts: 340 ✭✭ Mr. Cats


    fat bloke wrote: »
    That's the guy yeah. I've seen examples in Laragh. They're unremarkable enough in the "flesh", or maybe I just haven't looked closely enough.

    There was 2 there together on Sunday morning last. Agree the paint scheme is a bit meh but I like the frame shape.


  • Registered Users Posts: 167 ✭✭ Big Mig


    Give him a shout and go have a look. He has a few new ones there not up on Adverts.
    I know him and he's sound and very easy to deal with. Brought a friend there last week to pick up a Merckx. They're Topsport Vlaanderen team bikes and frames.


  • Registered Users Posts: 389 ✭✭ zindicato


    Cossiels in adverts that's Kevin known him for a long time now and bought stuff off him recommended him to my mates who bought bikes & gears off him throughout the years, and I'm still buying small kits off him for my two kids who races.
    Get in touch with him, He is a real gentleman to deal with.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,419 ✭✭✭ fat bloke


    Yeah, I was back on forth with him in the frames, he just doesn't seem to have anything in my size at the minute.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 91 ✭✭ PringleDemon


    The latest 525 that the pro's are riding are Ridley bikes painted with Merckx logo's . Not a lot of heritage to them anymore , the Eddy Merckx brand is owned by Ridley

    The original 525 from about 8 yrs ago was an exceptional machine!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,419 ✭✭✭ fat bloke


    The latest 525 that the pro's are riding are Ridley bikes painted with Merckx logo's . Not a lot of heritage to them anymore , the Eddy Merckx brand is owned by Ridley

    The original 525 from about 8 yrs ago was an exceptional machine!

    That's interesting! I did hear that about Ridley. Does it only apply to the new ones? Because the older ones are very distinctive construction, with the "stepped" rear stays and stuff, which I've never seen on a Ridley.

    Did you have one of the old 525's yourself? They get glowing reviews, but they look a bit dated.

    This Sanremo76 frame looks like a great deal at first looking at the rrp
    https://www.probikeshop.com/en/ie/eddy-merckx-sanremo76-road-frame-black-silver-2020-exclusive-edition/197683.html

    But then when you go onto the Merckx site, you can buy fully built up bikes on those frames with ultegra for about 3 grand, so the rrp of those frames was never anything like that. Nice looking frames, but... again... on the heavy side.

    Did you have a 525?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,445 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder


    i mailed merckx soon after i got my bike (S/H) with a query and got a fairly terse 'we just bought the company, we have no documentation we can help you with because that was the old company' reply.
    would make you wonder about the lifetime warranties they'd offered.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,344 ✭✭✭ joey100


    I had a Merckx bike when the company was owned by Merckx, think around 2012. Wasn't the 525, think was more mid level one. It was grand, nothing special to be honest. Looked well but nothing stood out about the bike really. Remember getting it serviced and it had some awkward parts on it for changing and the shop cursing it a bit but other than that nothing stands out about it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 91 ✭✭ PringleDemon


    fat bloke wrote: »
    That's interesting! I did hear that about Ridley. Does it only apply to the new ones? Because the older ones are very distinctive construction, with the "stepped" rear stays and stuff, which I've never seen on a Ridley.

    Did you have one of the old 525's yourself? They get glowing reviews, but they look a bit dated.

    This Sanremo76 frame looks like a great deal at first looking at the rrp
    https://www.probikeshop.com/en/ie/eddy-merckx-sanremo76-road-frame-black-silver-2020-exclusive-edition/197683.html

    But then when you go onto the Merckx site, you can buy fully built up bikes on those frames with ultegra for about 3 grand, so the rrp of those frames was never anything like that. Nice looking frames, but... again... on the heavy side.

    Did you have a 525?

    Had the original 525 bike , back then they where Di2 only. Great bikes at the time and as stated very unique frame styling.
    That San Remo 76 looks to be excellent value


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