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Old 07-03-07, 11:34 PM   #1
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Merz?

So I rode with a buddy today and he pulls this bike out of the basement, a Merz, local frame builder in Portland, OR, built from '73-'82 then went to work for Specialized.

It needs some work, but we pumped up the tires and took it for a spin, man that thing is a work of art, beautiful joins and a really nice ride.

Anyone else have/rode one?
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Don't tease us, we need photos!. I've never heard of that framebuilder, but I'm hardly the most knowledgeable person here.

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Don't tease us, we need photos!. I've never heard of that framebuilder, but I'm hardly the most knowledgeable person here.

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Didn't take my camera yesterday, next time I'll get shots for sure.

It's a beautiful frame, Campy drive train.
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Didn't take my camera yesterday, next time I'll get shots for sure.

It's a beautiful frame, Campy drive train.
Make certain you take detailed photos of the lugs, please .

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So I rode with a buddy today and he pulls this bike out of the basement, a Merz, local frame builder in Portland, OR, built from '73-'82 then went to work for Specialized.

It needs some work, but we pumped up the tires and took it for a spin, man that thing is a work of art, beautiful joins and a really nice ride.

Anyone else have/rode one?

Jim Merz.

Easily the classiest guy in the business.

Dinucci -> Merz -> Bainbridge, the Big Three at SBC.
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Jim Merz.

Easily the classiest guy in the business.

Dinucci -> Merz -> Bainbridge, the Big Three at SBC.
I knew someone would know more than I did!

Uh, could we still have photos, please ? I must add to my store of knowledge.

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Old 07-18-07, 11:51 AM   #7
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Merz

I still own mine, a touring bike that was and still is a great ride. Have moved on and no longer tour so thinking of selling it.
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Here's some pics of mine. Haven't finished the build yet, but it's going to be my favorite, I can tell already.
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Second try.
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Old 10-10-07, 06:47 PM   #10
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I own a Merz. He built it for me in 1977. Columbus tubing, designed for long distance touring. It is by far the best bicycle I have ever owned. I wish I could still ride it as it was intended--on very long road trips.

Here are two photos of it. I apologize for the lousy backdrop.
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Don't tease us, we need photos!. I've never heard of that framebuilder, but I'm hardly the most knowledgeable person here.

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You're joking, right? You do remember this thread?:

Images of the Mark DiNucci

From a month ago? A DiNucci-built Merz? Not so concerned about you not being the "most knowledgable," but you might want to have the short-term memory loss checked out.
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One on the 'Bay ...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=330173045842&

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You're joking, right? You do remember this thread?
Check the date of East Hill's post in THIS thread.
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Nice frame.

Merz was such a dude.

Probably still is.
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Check the date of East Hill's post in THIS thread.
hehehe

My store of knowledge has been added to since the date of the original post .*

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hehehe

My store of knowledge has been added to since the date of the original post .*

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