Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1
    MIKE is my name! puchfinnland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    finland,baltimore
    My Bikes
    hans lutz, , puch mistral ultima,2x Austro Daimler Smoked chrome Ultima,Austro Daimler Mixte,Austro Daimler 531 mixte, flying arrow,F Moser,
    Posts
    2,870
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    To buy or not, Eddie merkx gas pipe bike

    Just saw this and thouhgt for hundred, why not.
    http://baltimore.craigslist.org/bik/3524766912.html

    Should I pick it up.?
    Here is a catalog copy of it.
    http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=103634
    My name is Michael, and I am a recovering bike addict, It has been 11 months since I purchased a bicycle for myself..
    (Im bound to fall off the wagon again, its just a matter of time)
    Lord help me!

    "Some cream crackers, a glue *** and a little imagination can turn any domestic cat into a fearsome Stegosaurus."

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Elwood Indiana
    My Bikes
    they change so much I'm tired of updating this
    Posts
    2,295
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    $95 buck, yeah i'd buy it.
    Semper fi

  3. #3
    MIKE is my name! puchfinnland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    finland,baltimore
    My Bikes
    hans lutz, , puch mistral ultima,2x Austro Daimler Smoked chrome Ultima,Austro Daimler Mixte,Austro Daimler 531 mixte, flying arrow,F Moser,
    Posts
    2,870
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just called, he is in ocean city and there are four guys who called already.
    oh well, not a huge loss,
    ok it's orange and a lugged frame, and a lot of steel parts to swap,
    does not even have the decals.
    My name is Michael, and I am a recovering bike addict, It has been 11 months since I purchased a bicycle for myself..
    (Im bound to fall off the wagon again, its just a matter of time)
    Lord help me!

    "Some cream crackers, a glue *** and a little imagination can turn any domestic cat into a fearsome Stegosaurus."

  4. #4
    Fast+Bulbous thinktubes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    2,601
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Beyond the orange paint, I see few redeeming qualities. Wouldn't spend more than $10. You dodged a bullet...


  5. #5
    MIKE is my name! puchfinnland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    finland,baltimore
    My Bikes
    hans lutz, , puch mistral ultima,2x Austro Daimler Smoked chrome Ultima,Austro Daimler Mixte,Austro Daimler 531 mixte, flying arrow,F Moser,
    Posts
    2,870
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm not going to cry too much,
    It looks too much like my cardinelli,
    same time era and almost same components.
    I swapped all the steel to aluminum and it still weighs 25 pounds!
    My name is Michael, and I am a recovering bike addict, It has been 11 months since I purchased a bicycle for myself..
    (Im bound to fall off the wagon again, its just a matter of time)
    Lord help me!

    "Some cream crackers, a glue *** and a little imagination can turn any domestic cat into a fearsome Stegosaurus."

  6. #6
    Decrepit Member Scooper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    San Francisco California
    My Bikes
    Waterford 953 RS-22
    Posts
    8,954
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Mike, I don't think it's gaspipe. The catalog you linked to says the Giro d'Italia was made with Reynolds 531. If it really is 531, I'd say just the frame and fork are easily worth $100.
    - Stan

  7. #7
    K2ProFlex baby! ilikebikes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    My response would have been something along the lines of: "Does your bike have computer controlled suspension? Then shut your piehole, this baby is from the future!"
    My Bikes
    to many to list
    Posts
    6,093
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by thinktubes View Post
    Beyond the orange paint, I see few redeeming qualities. Wouldn't spend more than $10. You dodged a bullet...

    I think that bike looks just fine!
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

  8. #8
    MIKE is my name! puchfinnland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    finland,baltimore
    My Bikes
    hans lutz, , puch mistral ultima,2x Austro Daimler Smoked chrome Ultima,Austro Daimler Mixte,Austro Daimler 531 mixte, flying arrow,F Moser,
    Posts
    2,870
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Scooper View Post
    Mike, I don't think it's gaspipe. The catalog you linked to says the Giro d'Italia was made with Reynolds 531. If it really is 531, I'd say just the frame and fork are easily worth $100.
    If you look on the second picture, I think it's a supporter 114 model,
    which does not says the tubing, and steel components.

    im not going to huff and puff to get it,
    its for a friend.
    My name is Michael, and I am a recovering bike addict, It has been 11 months since I purchased a bicycle for myself..
    (Im bound to fall off the wagon again, its just a matter of time)
    Lord help me!

    "Some cream crackers, a glue *** and a little imagination can turn any domestic cat into a fearsome Stegosaurus."

  9. #9
    Super Course fan redneckwes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Lost on the windswept plains of the Great Black Swamp
    Posts
    2,627
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'd be all over that, would look great beside my basement model Bottecchia, my Louison Bobets' and the worlds cheapest Concorde!
    http://bicyclenut.bravehost.com/Bicy...nt%20page.html

    The last two bikes on my list are a 50's Lenton Grand Prix and a '64 Raleigh Record.

  10. #10
    MIKE is my name! puchfinnland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    finland,baltimore
    My Bikes
    hans lutz, , puch mistral ultima,2x Austro Daimler Smoked chrome Ultima,Austro Daimler Mixte,Austro Daimler 531 mixte, flying arrow,F Moser,
    Posts
    2,870
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    This is a twist, he had no takers, so now I guess to make it sell best thing is to adjust the price.....
    from 100 it is now 150!
    http://baltimore.craigslist.org/bik/3533041303.html

    i really believe it is the bottom of the line model,
    All the components are steel.
    maybe he wrote 150 and wanted to write 50?
    mike
    My name is Michael, and I am a recovering bike addict, It has been 11 months since I purchased a bicycle for myself..
    (Im bound to fall off the wagon again, its just a matter of time)
    Lord help me!

    "Some cream crackers, a glue *** and a little imagination can turn any domestic cat into a fearsome Stegosaurus."

  11. #11
    Senior Member shoota's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    My Bikes
    1987 Trek 560
    Posts
    3,357
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    looks familiar, just saw this on my local cl
    http://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/bid/3541372472.html

  12. #12
    MIKE is my name! puchfinnland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    finland,baltimore
    My Bikes
    hans lutz, , puch mistral ultima,2x Austro Daimler Smoked chrome Ultima,Austro Daimler Mixte,Austro Daimler 531 mixte, flying arrow,F Moser,
    Posts
    2,870
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yep,that looks the same,
    that one looks far more interesting, it has the decals which is in my opinion a big issue.
    My name is Michael, and I am a recovering bike addict, It has been 11 months since I purchased a bicycle for myself..
    (Im bound to fall off the wagon again, its just a matter of time)
    Lord help me!

    "Some cream crackers, a glue *** and a little imagination can turn any domestic cat into a fearsome Stegosaurus."

  13. #13
    Senior Member shoota's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    My Bikes
    1987 Trek 560
    Posts
    3,357
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    But it also has tons of rust and I'm sure that guy won't give it away either. I didn't even make an offer and it's my size..

  14. #14
    Can'tre Member 3alarmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    ,location, location...
    My Bikes
    old ones
    Posts
    9,875
    Mentioned
    185 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    i think i recall, vaguely, from some research I did long ago,
    that the better ones had a different seat stay arrangement at
    the lug..........I personally would not go a hundred bucks for that,

    ........but the saddle in the current ad is adorable.
    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    Your friends on FB are very different than mine.

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    8,701
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
    i think i recall, vaguely, from some research I did long ago,
    that the better ones had a different seat stay arrangement at
    the lug..........I personally would not go a hundred bucks for that,

    ........but the saddle in the current ad is adorable.
    Back when these bikes were built, I sure hope Eddy got a royalty per bike, only justification I can see for allowing his name to be used on a bike of this level.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •