Fwd: Re: [CR]What Merckx Do I Own?


Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2005 23:12:58 +0000 (GMT)
From: Michael Butler <pariscycles@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: Fwd: Re: [CR]What Merckx Do I Own?
To: CR Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>



--- Michael Butler wrote:


> Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2005 23:11:27 +0000 (GMT)

\r?\n> From: Michael Butler <pariscycles@yahoo.co.uk>

\r?\n> Subject: Re: [CR]What Merckx Do I Own?

\r?\n> To: 1983merckx@earthlink.net

\r?\n> CC: classicrendezvoua@bikelist.org

\r?\n>

\r?\n> Jon,

\r?\n> Bloody expensive is the answer! A typical Merckx

\r?\n> frame

\r?\n> and I can only remember the top spec being

\r?\n> advertised

\r?\n> was in the region of £240.00 in 83. This was serious

\r?\n> money.

\r?\n> As a comparision you could get a Raleigh 531 Team

\r?\n> Replica complete bike for £370.00 or a Colnalgo team

\r?\n> frameset for £230.00, Moser Team framset £185.00,

\r?\n> Benotto Team £185.00 or a E.G.Bates top of the range

\r?\n> Team Chiltern at £165.00.

\r?\n> Only the Raleigh 753 Team frame was dearer at

\r?\n> £265.00.

\r?\n> --- Jon Furst <1983merckx@earthlink.net> wrote:

\r?\n>

\r?\n> > I've had my Eddy Merckx for about 10 years now,

\r?\n> and

\r?\n> > I still don't know if

\r?\n> > it has a "real" name. Is there a model name for my

\r?\n> > 1983 Merckx?

\r?\n> > Also, does anyone know the approximate retail sale

\r?\n> > price when this bike was

\r?\n> > new? (I DO NOT want a "current value" as it is

\r?\n> not,

\r?\n> > and will not be for

\r?\n> > sale) Super Record throughout. Pantographed: stem,

\r?\n> > brake levers, large

\r?\n> > chainring, even had Eddy Merckx embossed pedal

\r?\n> > straps. I can provide all

\r?\n> > the details of the bike if anyone is interested,

\r?\n> or

\r?\n> > if that owuld help

\r?\n> > identify a model. I've chande a few things over

\r?\n> the

\r?\n> > years, but I kept

\r?\n> > everything I changed, so purists can calm down.

\r?\n> > Here's some pics:

\r?\n> > http://home.earthlink.net/~1983merckx/merckx1.jpg

\r?\n> > http://home.earthlink.net/~1983merckx/merckx2.jpg

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > thanks alot.

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > Jon Furst

\r?\n> > Salinas and Livermore CA

\r?\n> > USA