Re: [CR]eBay outing: FIAT Merckx replicas in France

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From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]eBay outing: FIAT Merckx replicas in France
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 16:00:57 -0700
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Robert this isn't a Fiat team bike from the 1970s, it's a replica like Ray mentioned, made in the 1980s (check the EM logos on the fork crown). Actually more like a loosely based replica of the original.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, CA

On Sep 4, 2007, at 3:54 PM, Robert Clair wrote:
> ... whatever this is worth. have a fiat team card (large size
> too) ... and only one bicycle is shown. even so, with the silver
> paint, i can't tell if the fork crown is chrome or not. it is flat
> with the two side "prongs", and a reynolds triangle fork decal on
> the side.
> ... the top tube brake guides are definitey clip-ons. so are the
> front shifters bolt on too. otherwise the same.
> ... maybe he got his, maybe it was just a photo shoot, (given only
> one bike), and the rest of the team got the others.
> robert clair
> alexandria, va 22308
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Raymond Dobbins"
> <raydobbins2003@yahoo.com>
> To: "Classic Rendezvous Bike List" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2007 2:54 PM
> Subject: [CR]eBay outing: FIAT Merckx replicas in France
>
>
>> Here's a replica you rarely see, a FIAT Merckx. Doesn't have
>> quite the cachet of a Molteni, but still very cool.
>> Interestingly, there are three available in 54, 56 and 58, albeit
>> for a fairly steep BIN price. I wonder what the deal is (Norris,
>> do you know this seller?). BTW, I like the chrome fork crown,
>> which is very unusual in these factory replicas (assuming that's
>> what these are):
>>
>> http://ebay.com/<blah>
>> annees-70_W0QQitemZ250161568547QQihZ015QQcategoryZ9195QQssPageNameZWD
>> VWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
>>
>> Ray Dobbins
>> Miami FL USA