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

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From: "Robert Clair" <r.clair@cox.net>
To: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>, "Classic Rendezvous Bike List" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: Re: [CR]eBay outing: FIAT Merckx replicas in France
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 18:29:43 -0500
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ACK ! ... please accept my apology then. for not readin'/seein'. the one in the card also had a small double chain ring for what's it worth. off to loser land then ...
rc-
alex, va 22308


----- Original Message -----
From: Chuck Schmidt
To: Classic Rendezvous Bike List
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2007 6:00 PM
Subject: Re: [CR]eBay outing: FIAT Merckx replicas in France



> 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