[CR]How to dat a Merckx molteni bike

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From: "Arno Volkers" <arnovolkers@hotmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 16:47:01 +0000
Subject: [CR]How to dat a Merckx molteni bike

Hello folks,

Today the post delivered my Merckx Molteni bike build by Kessel, My question is how can i date it? In the BottomBracket 487 engraved. And with white paint the name "L de Wit" beneath the numbers, think it was the owner of the bike, but i can't find him on the internet, so i think it was an amateur.

The bike came with:

one gear mafac competition brakes a beautifull old cinelli steer and stem hubs from campy record, Mavic MA2 rims a ESCOT single speed freewheel (never heard of it) a goodlooking Ofmega crank, lyotard pedals almost full alluminium A campy nouvo record seatpost And a newer Tange headset


Arno Volkers
5224 VG Den Bosch
The Netherlands