Re: [CR] End of an Era re: MERCKX (KOF) Steel bikes


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From: Dave Porter <frogeye@porterscustom.com>
To: "'Cheung, Doland'" <CheungD@bv.com>, 'CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS' <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Date: Thu, 14 May 2009 08:52:06 -0600
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Subject: Re: [CR] End of an Era re: MERCKX (KOF) Steel bikes


This quote from Richard this morning: "in the bigger picture, the sun has set on steel for mass market bicycles atmo. e-RICHIECTR" I hope he's wrong! DaveP

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-----Original Message----- From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org] On Behalf Of Cheung, Doland Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2009 8:43 AM To: CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS Subject: Re: [CR] End of an Era re: MERCKX (KOF) Steel bikes

I thought I read earlier this year that Mr. Merckx sold the business to retire. My guess is that he was one of the last believers in quality steel race bikes. Not surprising, but it's still a shame. Ernesto dropped the Masterlight and quickly brought it back, so there must be some sort of market there, outside of this list.

Doland Cheung LA, CA

-----Original Message----- From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org] On Behalf Of Angel Garcia Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 9:20 PM To: CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS Subject: [CR] End of an Era re: MERCKX (KOF) Steel bikes

This was posted in a forum from a guy that just visited Merckx in Belgium: "I saw Mr. Merckx in the back office. He walked by me. I greeted him and he extended his arm and we shook hands. I asked him if there was a list to look at and possibly purchase framesets. He said to his knowledge there was and he would send a colleague out momentarily to assist me. Based on Eddy's response, I was pretty excited at this point to talk to his assistant. Shortly thereafter, Eddy's colleague came out from the factory back door. This was the same guy who took care of me with the TSX Corsa Extra and MXL Moltenis. I asked if I could see the steel list. He said the list was gone. Additionally, he said there were no more steel frames in any sizes and models whatsoever in the factory....."

Angel Garcia Long Valley, NJ

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