[CR]Old, worn out racing frames

(Example: Framebuilding:Restoration)

From: <gpvb1@comcast.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Old, worn out racing frames
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 18:20:49 +0000

Complete and utter BS. It was all in their minds. I hope that's a mis-quote of Eddy.

First, Eddy's factory was building with 753R, not 753, as the original recipe 753 was no longer available at that point. You could brass-braze 753R, and anyone that's ever seen one of Eddy's early brochures would I think concur that the temperatures used in brazing Merckx-brand frames were muy caliente.

Second, 753R frame failures are virtually non-existant (how many broken Waterfords are there?), while even 753 failures are quite rare. Anyone on this list personally experience either one?

I though so.....


Greg "just say no to BS" Parker Dexter, Michigan

Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 11:56:38 -0400 From: "Angel Garcia" <veronaman@comcast.net> To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Subject: Re: [CR]Old, worn out racing frames

I have previously posted a note from Andy Hampsten (it's in the archives); he touches on this subject in that note where he says, " Eddy (Merckx) took care of all the riders but few were spoiled with a new frame every week or two like I was. I really liked the 753 tube set, but Eddy knew it was not a long lasting material. He let me use them for the mountainous tours and a few big one day races, and then put them to rest."

Angel Garcia
Long Valley, NJ