Re: [CR]Molteni Merckx


Example: Humor

Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 12:57:40 +0200
From: Freek Faro <khun.freek@gmail.com>
To: "Keulen, Ferdi" <ferdi.keulen@atosorigin.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Molteni Merckx
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cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Without pretending to know anything really about Merckx bike's, I suppose i t could have been like this: Falcon built the Merckx bike's as (one of) his first commercial undertaking(s), more or less mass-produced, maybe some of them in Molteni team colours. Kessel built the teambikes, to measure, to fit the individual teammembers. So how does one distinguish a Falcon built Merkcx from a Kessel built one? The real thing? Freek Faro Rotterdam Netherlands (I bumped into Eddy Merkcx at the 1988 IFMA in Koln; gee, he was big!)

2005/10/19, Keulen, Ferdi <ferdi.keulen@atosorigin.com>:
>
> Most of the framesets of Merckx's biketeams of 1974-1978 were made at
> Kessels (Main d'Or), a frame building company in Belgium:
> - 1974: Molteni Team - orange+ blue
> - 1975: Molteni Team - orange + blue
> - 1976: Molteni Team - orange + blue
> - 1977: FIAT Team - silver + blue
> - 1978: C&A Team - silver + yellow
>
> This year I purchased a Molteni Team road-bike from 1974/1975 and a C&A
> Team trackbike from 1978. The Molteni frame has a decal memorating this
> Super Prestige Pernod wins by Eddy of 1969-1970-1971-1972-1973-1974.
> Pictures at:
>
> http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/VintageLeightweightsCampagnolo/
>
> Ferdi Keulen
> Utrecht, Netherlands