[CR]Fwd: Eddy Max leader lugged still avail? Interbike '03

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From: <OROBOYZ@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 01:00:45 EDT
To: info@renaissance-cycles.com, Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Fwd: Eddy Max leader lugged still avail? Interbike '03

Hey! I thought Merckx had stopped making steel and it was only a few leftovers to be grabbed up, etc etc? Look at this:

In a message dated 10/16/2003 11:40:35 AM Eastern Daylight Time, RBRPublishing@RoadBikeRider.com writes:

<< Interbike is like a candy store for cyclists. The show floor is decorated with thousands of new bikes made of aluminum, titanium and carbon in every conceivable mix. But the bike that caught our fancy is lugged steel, and it comes in just one color -- Molteni orange. Yep, it's a Merckx MX Leader ($1,600 frame/fork), the latest incarnation of the first bike Eddy ever built. It features a MAX Nivacrom tubeset, elegant steel fork and his youthful mug on the head and seat tubes, just like in 1977. The ultimate big rider's rig, this sturdy mount is what Belgians call a "cobblestone bike" capable of taking punishment ride after ride. But it'll still build up to a decently svelte 20 pounds with modern components. Available in 54 to 63 cm in 1-cm increments. http://www.gitabike.com >>

Dale Brown
Greensboro, NC