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

(Example: Framebuilders:Norman Taylor)

Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 16:23:18 -0700
From: "Tam Pham" <terminaut@gmail.com>
To: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]eBay outing: FIAT Merckx replicas in France
In-Reply-To: <CA30A404-2586-4C7F-BE2E-6F8D62124DEB@earthlink.net>
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I have a genuine Kessels-made Merckx C&A team bike, although it's the track version. A photo of it can be viewed here:

http://www.chainedrevolution.com/images/bikes/kessels/kessels_merckx_pista.jpg

Not sure why the price of the bikes on auction are so high?!

Tam Pham Huntington Beach, CA - USA

On 9/4/07, Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net> wrote:
>
> 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