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

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Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 18:39:39 -0700
From: "Joseph Bender-Zanoni" <>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Molteni Merckx Replica;Was New list member
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The hardest part is getting the Molteni sausage for the tailgate party before the ride.


At 06:33 PM 10/26/00 EDT, wrote:
>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
>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?


> Doland

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