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From: William McGehee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> This is puzzling? Did they find old stock and paint or are they taking
> orders to build
> replica's? If so, the picture looks to have internal cable routing and
> tapered fork crowns,
> none of which would match the team bike from the past. AND why would
> the factory
> have frames "on the rack" that could not have been manufactured in that
The answer to your questions is right there in Bruce's message - "When we visited the Merckx facory last year we saw a few MX Leader frames sitting neglected on the rack. So we thought we would get a few sprayed in the classic Molteni colours..."
These frames are a few years old, and are "replicas" in basic colors and decal styles only.