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    Si se Puede!!!....Ahuevo! gr23932's Avatar
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    Guess where I went today????

    All you guys get is this:

    Ese dicho que me han dicho que tú has dicho que yo he dicho, ese dicho no lo he dicho, porque si lo hubiera dicho, ese dicho estaría bien dicho por haberlo dicho yo.

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    Waterloo or Waterford in Wisconsin?

    I've never been in either factory so I'm just guessing.

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    no, I think OP lives in Europe if I'm not mistaken?

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    Those LOOK like carbon frames, though I could be mistaken...
    Those tubes are just awfully big.
    Either way... no clue.
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    Merckx Factory?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bibliobob View Post
    Merckx Factory?
    That'd be the Pinarello factory now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bibliobob View Post
    Merckx Factory?
    You got it. My friend, the head mechanic of my LBS, hooked me up with the trip to the factory. In fact, I was going just to meet Eddy Merckx as my friend had called and asked if I could go meet him and to get somethings of mine autographed. Today was a Great Day!! Not only did I get to meet and chat with Eddy and get some autographes, I was also allowed to visit the Factory. Talk about being "hooked-up."
    I also took some Pictures with him. He was so Cool! I'll upload some more pics later. Time to hit the sack.

    Quote Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
    That'd be the Pinarello factory now.
    Not yet, as they are still only "making"/painting "real" Merckx bikes here in Belgium. They are going to start with the "new" (EMX) models later this year, yet they did not say exactly how things are going to go down.
    Ese dicho que me han dicho que tú has dicho que yo he dicho, ese dicho no lo he dicho, porque si lo hubiera dicho, ese dicho estaría bien dicho por haberlo dicho yo.

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    Holy crap! That's one hell of a good Monday! Look forward to seeing photos and hearing details.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amani576 View Post
    Those LOOK like carbon frames, though I could be mistaken...
    -Gene-
    You're right. Those are all carbon frames.
    Ese dicho que me han dicho que tú has dicho que yo he dicho, ese dicho no lo he dicho, porque si lo hubiera dicho, ese dicho estaría bien dicho por haberlo dicho yo.

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    I saw the title and figured you bought at least one other bike today.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr23932 View Post
    Today was a Great Day!! Not only did I get to meet and chat with Eddy and get some autographes, I was also allowed to visit the Factory. Talk about being "hooked-up."
    I also took some Pictures with him. He was so Cool! I'll upload some more pics later. Time to hit the sack.
    You sir... SUCK... HARDCORE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amani576 View Post
    You sir... SUCK... HARDCORE!
    -Gene-
    That's old news.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Wow.

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    Very cool, can't wait to see the rest of your pictures.
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    Wow.
    I'd have a million questions.
    That place and the Martin guitar place are on my bucket list.
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    Guess what Monday excitement I had?

    I went to my one room hole-in-the-wall LBS, and he was closed for winter...

    (well done, Gilberto)

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    Lucky *******!!

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    WTF is that carbon garbage? Moderator! Get that junk off the screen!

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    I was disappointed to see on their web site that they no longer make any steel frames...sad.
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    Different frames but same cover-alls

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    I think the guy in the bottom RH photo is brazing the gear cable stop to MY Merckx frame.

    Time to wake up!! We need more photo's!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    I saw the title and figured you bought at least one other bike today.
    HAH! Funny thing is that I did, yet I was/am more excited about meeting Eddy Merckx and going to the factory. Coincidentally, the bike is a 1974 Merckx in the Molteni colors. I don't know who the builder is but it's made out of Reynolds 531. I'm really hoping it's a Kessels made one. We'll see.

    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
    Wow.
    I'd have a million questions.
    That place and the Martin guitar place are on my bucket list.
    I did too, but I only had a few minutes with Eddy Merckx and the "tour" of the factory was very brief since I went when it was almost closing time; 13:00.

    Quote Originally Posted by mudboy View Post
    I was disappointed to see on their web site that they no longer make any steel frames...sad.
    Well, that might not be the case in the future.
    Last edited by gr23932; 01-27-09 at 06:08 AM.
    Ese dicho que me han dicho que tú has dicho que yo he dicho, ese dicho no lo he dicho, porque si lo hubiera dicho, ese dicho estaría bien dicho por haberlo dicho yo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jan nikolajsen View Post
    Guess what Monday excitement I had?

    I went to my one room hole-in-the-wall LBS, and he was closed for winter...

    (well done, Gilberto)
    It was a very good Monday! And all this is happening right before I depart. Man am I going to miss Belgium!

    Quote Originally Posted by Otis View Post
    Different frames but same cover-alls
    Exactly. Also, the man Eddy Merckx is watching braze is still there. He was working on an Aluminium frame when I was walking around.
    Last edited by gr23932; 01-27-09 at 06:08 AM.
    Ese dicho que me han dicho que tú has dicho que yo he dicho, ese dicho no lo he dicho, porque si lo hubiera dicho, ese dicho estaría bien dicho por haberlo dicho yo.

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    Here are a few more. I'll post a few at a time.

    This is the sign on the corner of the building that let's you know you have arrived.


    Wait a minute! What's that in front of the entrance???
    Ese dicho que me han dicho que tú has dicho que yo he dicho, ese dicho no lo he dicho, porque si lo hubiera dicho, ese dicho estaría bien dicho por haberlo dicho yo.

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    OH CRAP!! Someone stole your wheels!!!
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