Re: [Classicrendezvous] Molteni Merckx Replica;Was New list member

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Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 18:33:02 EDT
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Molteni Merckx Replica;Was New list member

Hey Doland, where do you live? I just put together a Molteni Merckx earlier this year. We should get together wearing Molteni jersies and do a Replica team. I ordered my frame through the Merckx factory via Gita via my LBS. It is SLX and has a 126 rear. All braze ons are as for a mid 70's bike. I vote for leaving the rear spacing alone on yours. The 2mm you'd have to move the stays is minimal, esp. considering how infrequently (hopefully) you'd have to do this. Molteni jersies are coming from vintage velos, or I have one from Santini I could sell. While my bike may not be handbuilt by Ugo DeRosa, it has a great solid steel ride and is gorgeous. Anybody got Molteni waterbottles or shorts for sale or trade? Josh Berger
>In a message dated 10/26/00 1:23:03 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< Hello all,

I'm a new list member and am just looking to gain some knowledge in older bikes and old racing tidbits in general. I'm currently trying to build a Merckx Molteni replica with an SR group. Don't know much about old Campy stuff since I didn't start riding til '90, so I've got a bunch of questions.

So far, what I've got:

- Merckx Corsa, SL tubing in Molteni colors. I believe it is an early '90s replica, so I'm pretty sure it is spaced 130mm in back, recessed brake holes, short reach, etc. like most modern-type bikes.

- Campy SR f&r derailleurs, recessed short reach brakes, NOS drilled levers, and ITA BB. All of it is in really good condition, but the upper limit screw is slightly bent on the rear d. Anybody got a spare? How rebuildable are the front d., as in putting on new cage plates, etc.?

- Just got a nice NR headset, looks to be steel. How do you prevent the chrome from getting all messed up? Was SR alloy?

- I have 165mm SR cranks that I initially got to build this as a retro fixed project (cheaper), but have since decided to splurge and make it a 12sp and got the above stuff. I also have some 170mm cranks that are users, but the drive side is a non-fluted and the left arm is a fluted. Where did the non-fluted cranks come from? Where they right before C-Record?

- I'm in the process of getting wheels, and was gonna put a 6sp freewheel on some wheels spaced 126mm and then just putting them in the frame. Since the frame is steel, I figured it would be ok, but does anybody have any suggestions as to how to work around this?