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


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From: Phil Brown <philcycles@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Thu, 14 May 2009 09:52:05 -0700
To: CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR] End of an Era re: MERCKX (KOF) Steel bikes


On May 14, 2009, at 9:06 AM, <cwstudio@aol.com> wrote:
> It is up to the current and future frame builders to showcase the
> strength and beauty of steel and keep it alive. And it is up to us, as
> consumers and advocates to take an active part in insuring it's
> survival.
>

It's very simple. Steel frames as a mass commercial proposition are dead. Period. Surly is a niche producer as is Lemond. Custom builders are the ultimate niche producer-one frame. It's OK, I thought this list was about collecting and enjoying classic bikes so who cares if Eddy isn't making steel any more? He is/was a commercial producer making racing bikes and there ain't no more steel racing bikes. Phil Brown RIP in Oakland, Calif.