Re: [CR] Merckx bike photo quizzler

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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 08:09:20 -0700
From: <cgallegro@charter.net>
To: peter stock <pjstock@gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <c017404d0910290557h7ddef12agd985e3ab1bef3bf1@mail.gmail.com>
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Cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Merckx bike photo quizzler


Hi, Track Pedals is my guess.
Regards
Craig Griffith
san luis obispo, ca.
usa


---- peter stock wrote:


> I should have added in my post that I questioned the brake cable routing to
> Mike as well. While it may or may not be original, he said that was not what
> he was thinking of.
>
> One thought I had, after comparing this bike to all the Eddy In Action
> photos I could find, was that he usually seemed to be road riding on chromed
> forks, and these ones are painted. Although there is one shot of him on the
> track in Mexico in 1982(?) where the forks are painted. But that bike is a
> completely different beast than the one in the picture.
>
> I'll let this run another day or two and then I'll send this thread to Mike,
> get his reaction and revert. (I hope we are not disappointed, after getting
> everyone all whipped up like this.)
>
> I by the way still don't know what Mike Barry things is "wrong". I've sent
> him my two guesses (the forks and the waterbottle cage, which all seemed to
> have been strapped on, not brazed on.) and I'll find out the answer when we
> all do.
>
> Peter
>
> On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 11:44 PM, <iamnofred@aol.com> wrote:
>
> > The brake cable housing is routed like most American bikes (left brake
> > lever pulls the front brake and the right lever pulls the rear brake).
> > Possibly it's the water bottle cage is not held on with clamps.
> >
> > Gary Smith
> > TLC for Bikes
> > Raleigh NC USA 27614
> > ------Original Message------
> > From: pstock
> > Sender: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org
> > To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> > Cc: Steve Kruse
> > Cc: Ian Stock
> > ReplyTo: p.stock@stocknet.ca
> > Sent: 28 Oct 2009 22:56
> > Subject: [CR] Merckx bike photo quizzler
> >
> > I was at a meeting of the No Click Cycling Club here in Toronto this
> > evening. And as I was leaving I picked up a postcard promoting some bike
> > history photo show.
> >
> >
> > http://picasaweb.google.com/TOcycles/EddyMerckxBikePhotoQuizzler#5397848847995450274
> >
> > As I looked at it, NCCC co-organizer and meeting host and local classic
> > bike guru Mike Barry asked me: "What's wrong with that picture?"
> >
> > and for the life of me I don't know. but I told him not to tell me until
> > the next club meeting (November 28th I believe, in case anyone local is
> > interested in visiting mike's mini-museum and talking pre-83 bike lore.)
> >
> > I've got a couple of ideas now but I'll throw it out here for you weenies.
> >
> > So, who knows what's wrong with the picture? (Mike said it was pretty
> > basic and pretty obvious.)
> > I'll take all your replies to Mike and report on who got it right.
> >
> > Peter Stock
> > Toronto, ON
> > _______________________________________________
> >
> >
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