Re: [CR]Did Eddy Merckx Ride for 7-11 Team?

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From: Jerry & Liz Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: "Richard M Sachs" <richardsachs@juno.com>
References: <20030119.164530.-212081.10.richardsachs@juno.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Did Eddy Merckx Ride for 7-11 Team?
Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2003 20:36:47 -0600
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

How did I forget that one? I guess only Eddy Merckx and Richard Sachs have achieved such status.

Regards,

Jerry Moos
Houston, TX


----- Original Message -----
From: Richard M Sachs
To: jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net
Cc: chuckschmidt@earthlink.net
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2003 3:25 PM
Subject: Re: [CR]Did Eddy Merckx Ride for 7-11 Team?



> e-Jerry asked:
> "Does anyone know of another rider who rode "his
> own" bikes so early in his career?"
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> i did.
> e-RICHIE
> Richard Sachs Cycles
> No.9, North Main Street
> Chester, CT 06412 USA
> http://www.richardsachs.com
> Tel. 860.526.2059
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> On Sun, 19 Jan 2003 13:37:56 -0600 "Jerry & Liz Moos"
> <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net> writes:
> > Well, in a manner of speaking, it was the team Eddy Merckx was on, as
> > the
> > words "Eddy Merckx" were "on" the frames they rode. I think you're
> > right,
> > though, the seller probably has his history confused. This raises
> > an
> > interesting point. Eddy Merckx seems to have been the only rider to
> > ride
> > frames with his own name almost from the beginning of his pro
> > career. A 1969
> > photo in Merckx's book "The Fabulous World of Cycling" shows him
> > riding in
> > Faema colors, but on a frame marked "Eddy Merckx". I seems that his
> > stint
> > with Peugeot may have been the only time in his pro career that his
> > bikes
> > did not bear his own name. Does anyone know of another rider who
> > rode "his
> > own" bikes so early in his career? Anquetil, Bobet, Riviere,
> > Bartali,
> > Moser, Gimondi, and perhaps Motta and Coppi all rode frames bearing
> > their
> > own names, but only considerably later in their careers.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Jerry Moos
> > Houston, TX
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
> > To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> > Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2003 6:59 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CR]Did Eddy Merckx Ride for 7-11 Team?
> >
> >
> > > Angel M Garcia wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Did Eddy Merckx ride for the 7-11 team? I have not read about
> > any
> > > > involvement with 7-11 or did I miss it.....????
> > > >
> >
> http://ebay.com/<blah>
> 683
> > >
> > > Well, the auction reads:
> > >
> > > "You are bidding on a vintage but as new, never used, still in
> > original
> > > package, Team 7 Eleven cycling road bike gloves. The team Eddie
> > Merckx
> > > was on."
> > >
> > > Merckx was a sponsor and supplied the bikes for the 7 ELEVEN team
> > and
> > > also when they morphed into Motorola he supplied bikes to that
> > team too
> > > (plus the Caloi "made by Merckx" bikes). I have a John Tomac 7
> > ELEVEN
> > > Merckx and a Andy Hampsten Motorola Merckx which are wonderful
> > riding
> > bikes.
> > >
> > > Johnny T bio:
> > > http://www.tomac.com/english/html/info/john_bio.html
> > > Andy Hampsten bio:
> > >
> > http://www.cycling4fans.com/e/informations/remember/e1c_start.htm
> > >
> > > I guess Eddy's sponsorship could be construed as being part of the
> > 7
> > > ELEVEN team in a corporate sense, right? As in being "part of the
> > team".
> > >
> > > Of course I think the person with the auction thought Eddy was
> > riding
> > > even though he didn't state that.
> > >
> > > Chuck "Not good at legalese" Schmidt
> > > SoPas, SoCal
> > >
> > > .