[CR]re: Merckx labeled bikes


From: InchPitch@aol.com
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 21:22:33 EST
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]re: Merckx labeled bikes

Brett Horton wrote:

"There has been considerable discussion on the list over the years about the Falcon-Merckx mass produced bikes. What I am trying to determine is which came first: Falcon-Merckx or Kessels-Merckx mass produced bikes?"

Hey gang, aren't we forgetting that Allegro of Switzerland also made an Eddy Merckx licensed bike? The cataloged two versions, one a cheapie with steel cottered cranks, and the other a full-on Super Record equipped version. It is my understanding that Allegro was the first to license the Merckx name.

Bill Curtis
Costa mesa, CA