Kessels Merckx frame, 2nd generation 1974 - 1976, How to identify?
Vintage Kessels Merckx frame, 2nd generation 1974 - 1976
How to identify a high-end frame?
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Kessels Merckx from 1977
Vintage Kessels Merckx from 1977
High-end, third generation
Made for a client for the shop of W.Benoye
Kessels Merckx Molteni bike from 1973
Vintage Kessels Merckx Molteni bike from 1973.
Presumably mid-range: eye-lets, no hollow seatstay, no two holes in the BB?
How to identify a Kessels Eddy Merckx frame
Merckx Eddy and his Colnago frame dimensions
Eddy Merckx and his Colnago frame dimensions 1970s.
With thanks to All Bikes Putte Belgium.
Kessels Merckx 3nd generation racebike, How to identify
Vintage Kessels Merckx frame, third generation 1977 - 1979, how to identify a high-end frame?
It is always a subject of discussion. The thread running through every story is: Kessels did not make
frames but imported them from framebuilders. Vaneenooghe in Ruiselede and Gaston Orlans in Gistel, both in West Flanders Belgium were two of the builders.
On the photos below you can see only high-end Kessels-Merckx framesets similar to the ones
Eddy Merckx used in different races between 1971 and 1977.
Merckx De Rosa Fiat Tour de France 1977
Vintage Merckx De Rosa Fiat Tour de France 1977.
The current owner recieved confirmation from Mr Eddy Merckx about the
authenticity of the frameset. Contact with Mr De Rosa regarding the meaning of GF+ learned that this bike
can be dated in 1977. All sizes and dimensions were measured. They proved to match perfectly with the certified bicycles of Eddy Merckx.
Many thanks to Mr. Wynants.
Terryn Charles speaking 1980 ...
Terryn Charles speaking ...
Merckx race bike factory start up
Vintage Merckx race bike factory
Merckx Professional racebike 1984
Vintage Merckx Professional racebike 1984