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Letīs See Your Eddy Merckx Molteni Replicas

Old 06-26-21, 08:02 PM
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Freewheel Change out

For those who might be horrified by the Shimano freewheel on my Molteni replica, I have since changed it out to a Regina!

Balance was returned to the FORCE!

Cheers,

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Old 06-26-21, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Well, I thought we would have more to look at here, even after my feeble derail attempt.

Here's another likely not? original but kinda cool with nice paint despite terrible component hurl, stem, bars, SP and tires.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/...338486608.html
lop off 6 or 7 cm and I could ride it.
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Old 06-26-21, 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
lop off 6 or 7 cm and I could ride it.
And lop off $6-700+ and I could consider buying it.
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Old 06-27-21, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Andy Antipas View Post

That a Baylis replicant?
He should have done an Hour Record bike.
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Old 06-27-21, 03:19 PM
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Molteni Eddy Merckx

Not a Bayliss respray.
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Old 06-27-21, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Nuovo Record View Post
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Looks like it has lost the yellow and pink seat tube bands and gained some Windsor decals, too.



The always excellent Retrogrouch blog did a post on the 'real' Merckx hour record bike: The Retrogrouch: Will the Real Hour Record Bike Please Come Forward?
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Old 06-27-21, 06:51 PM
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An excellent article indeed.

A friend who knows Ernesto Colnago told me that the hour record bike is in the Colnago museum (which is, I think, not open to the public). In the video of the 1972 hour record attempt you can see Ernesto Colnago with a reserve bike. For sure there were not only several handlebars but also several frames.
I could imagine that the bike in the subway station is the one that was actually used for the record attempt, only "restored" a couple of times in later years, stickers replaced and handlebars swapped (it now looks much like the bike in the video, doesnīt it?), and that Colnago kept the other one that was not used on that day. No "Windsor" stickers on that one, I guess...

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Old 06-27-21, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Andy Antipas View Post
Not a Bayliss respray.
he did one with some black non drive side chainstay graphics to note it was a replica.

on other replicas he engraved under the chrome on the top of the fork crown his knife making logo. Baylis in an ellipse with four small “compass” point triangles
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I sent an email to the Merckx bicycle firm on 6/23, they stated they would reply in 4-5 business days.
nope.
I guess that sums it up.
that is history.
accuracy is of no import
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Old 07-12-21, 02:56 PM
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I was once in touch with them, too. I wanted to buy a fork for a Corsa Extra frame. My first email was not answered, the answer to the second one (around six weeks later) included an apology for their silence.

Maybe you want to try again.
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Pretty sure this is not the real hour bike, but it is a Trek 414 I did a few years back with Molteni somewhat in mind.

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