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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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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by MONGO!
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by MONGO!
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Kogswell
    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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    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.
    Mark

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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    Don't tease us, we need photos!. I've never heard of that framebuilder, but I'm hardly the most knowledgeable person here.

    East Hill
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Picchio Special View Post
    You're joking, right? You do remember this thread?
    Check the date of East Hill's post in THIS thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobHufford View Post
    Nice frame.

    Merz was such a dude.

    Probably still is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JunkYardBike View Post
    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 .*

    *Thanks JYB!

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    hehehe

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

    *Thanks JYB!

    East Hill
    OK, I'm going to the doctor to have my date-reading skills checked out. Can't seem to get the hang of the reappearing thread thing.

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