Re: [CR]Re: Mercxk frames not Italian

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Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Mercxk frames not Italian
Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2004 17:04:47 +0000

Hi CR folks,

I didn't mean to cause confusion in my recent adverstisement - I just had a brain melt. Merckx frames are built in Belgium, not Italy as I listed in my ad. I always lump Merckx in with Italian frame makers. They are typically Italian in spirit, the very early ones were made in Italy by DeRosa, the threading is Italian, and I'm way too lazy to add another category into by brain beyond the typical British, Italian, French, and American ones that I usually sort things into.

Sorry to add layers of intrique where none exist.

Mike "lets confuse'em" Kone in Boulder CO.
> In a message dated 4/5/2004 11:32:48 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> writes:
> << The Corsa 01 is not built by Merckx? Or do they also have production in
> Italy? >>
> I asked Mike about this, to see if he had some insider's info, because I know
> that Merckx used to go to great lengths to say that they made their bikes
> in-house. That may have been a marketing ruse, but I don't think so. It may be
> that Mike has just assumed this (it's a logical assumption, based on other
> marques practices) but I think this bike frame was made in Belgium (Albeit on
> Italian carousel frame building equipment, etc., etc.)
> Dale
> Dale Brown
> Greensboro, NC