WARRANTY BELGIAN CYCLING FACTORY
APPLICABLE TO EDDY MERCKX STEEL FRAMES
Belgian Cycling Factory NV (with commercial name “Belgian Cycling Factory”, hereinafter called “BCF”), a Belgian company with registered office in Paal/Beringen, provides to the original owner of a steel frame fork set of the make Eddy Merckx (hereinafter called “Steel Frame”), the following warranty for material and/or technical manufacturing defects:
- A lifetime warranty on Steel Frames from the custom-made steel range (“My Corsa”).
- A 5-year warranty on Steel Frames from the ready-made steel range.
We would like to point out that BCF provides a 2-year warranty for material and/or technical manufacturing defects on paint and varnish layers on the Steel Frame.
This warranty provision does not affect your statutory rights.
- This warranty only applies to Steel Frames that have been used under normal circumstances and have received appropriate maintenance (see Owner’s Manual).
This warranty by BCF is exclusively intended for the original owner of a new Steel Frame, subject to the condition that it was purchased from an authorised Eddy Merckx dealer, and for as long as the original owner keeps it in his/her possession. This warranty is therefore never transferrable.
This warranty only applies to the Steel Frame in so far as this was manufactured by BCF.
Additional condition lifetime warranty
- The custom-made Steel Frame should be maintained at least once a year at an authorised Eddy Merckx dealer so that the lifetime warranty remains valid.
The Steel Frame must be registered within one month after purchase at https://www.mycorsa.com/ems-register-your-bike. After registration the owner will receive confirmation of registration. The warranty for Steel Frames is valid from the date of registration.
Claims within the framework of this warranty must be submitted in writing as soon as possible via an authorised Eddy Merckx dealer. The Steel Frame should be delivered to your authorised Eddy Merckx dealer, together with a receipt, invoice or other valid written authentic proof of purchase on which the Steel Frame’s serial number and date of purchase are stated. For custom-made Steel Frames the proof of annual maintenance (i.e. maintenance invoices) should be submitted. The lifetime warranty lapses if these are not presented.
If BCF considers that the Steel Frame is covered by the lifetime warranty it provides, at the discretion of BCF this is repaired or replaced by the same or an equivalent product, if the same product is no longer available. These are the sole warranty obligations of BCF.
This warranty does not cover under any circumstances the transport costs from and to an authorised Eddy Merckx dealer, nor any labour costs for the repair or replacement of components. Where appropriate, these costs are always for the account of the original owner.
Components attached to the bicycle or the Steel Frame, such as wheels, gearing, brakes, seat posts, handlebars and stems, electric motors and batteries, or parts of the suspension system or front forks that were not manufactured by BCF are only covered by the warranty of the manufacturer in question.
This warranty provided by BCF does not apply to normal wear and tear, nor to any failures, malfunctions or defects that have been caused by misuse, neglect, incorrect fitting, faulty maintenance, modifications, collisions, crashes or incorrect use, corrosion or the effects of UV light.
The warranty provided by BCF does not apply to damage that has been caused by an accident or other abnormal, excessive or improper use. The Steel Frame is specifically not suitable for performing tricks, riding on ramps, performing jumps, riding aggressively, riding on rough terrain or in an extreme climate or under a heavy load, or for commercial use or other similar purposes; in such cases the Steel Frame may be damaged or the cyclist may suffer serious injuries for which BCF cannot be held liable.
BCF’s liability under this warranty may never exceed the amount of the original purchase. BCF may never be held liable for direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damage.
The original owner shall waive and BCF shall not be liable for all other legal means, obligations, liabilities, rights, warranties arising directly or indirectly from any law or otherwise, including but not limited to any alleged implicit guarantee ensuing from the performance, any business or commercial practices and any alleged implicit guarantee of suitability. In certain states, jurisdictions, countries or provinces some or all of the exclusions or limitations stated here are prohibited. If a provision is declared to be unenforceable, only this provision shall be affected by the unenforceability and all other provisions shall remain applicable.
THIS IS AN INTEGRATED FINAL STATEMENT FROM BCF’S LIMITED WARRANTY ON STEEL FRAMES AND PAINT AND VARNISH LAYERS. BCF DOES NOT GIVE ANYONE, INCLUDING AUTHORISED EDDY MERCKX DEALERS, PERMISSION TO OFFER ANY OTHER WARRANTIES FOR OR IN THE NAME OF BCF, EXPLICITLY OR IMPLICITLY. NO-ONE OTHER THAN BCF, AND NO STATEMENT OTHER THAN THE PRESENT ONE BY BCF, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROVISION OF PROOF BY THIRD PARTIES, MAY RESULT IN A CASE OF WARRANTY RELATED TO STEEL FRAMES.