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Old 05-22-22, 03:41 PM
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This or that for Classic Bicycles Auburn?

I'm doing my best to plan ahead for Classic Bicycles Auburn in August and need to decide which bike(s) to take to the show. So...which one, a Murray Serotta 7-Eleven team bike (ready to show), or a Merckx Motorola team bike (a work in progress)? Which would you rather see in person?




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Ummmmmm....... both.

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I like the Murray more I think - but that Merckx was a real team bike? I see the number plate tab. Anyone else want to play or share what they want to bring?
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I like the Merckx
that of course just pushes more work on you.

cargo space the limitation to not take both?
both bikes represent a good story.
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I vote both, but.........

Make me choose one and it's the Hampsten ridden Merckx every time.
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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
I like the Merckx
that of course just pushes more work on you.

cargo space the limitation to not take both?
both bikes represent a good story.
I’ll run into a space issue for sure. I may have more either/or to come and I try to make some decisions.
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Old 05-24-22, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by nomadmax View Post
I vote both, but.........

Make me choose one and it's the Hampsten ridden Merckx every time.
Yeah, the Merckx is a special one. Both have been restored.

The Murray was likely Andy Weaver’s based on custom geometry. He retired from racing after the ‘84 Olympics. In ‘85 Ron Kiefel became the first American to win a stage of the Giro d’Italia. He was riding a Serotta-built Murray with this same paint scheme. The stage ended in Perugia, where I was lucky enough to live for a few months in the early 2000s.

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That Murray looks a tad small to be Andy Weavers, do you have a seatube and top tube measurement?

I haven't seen Andy in years; for folks who don't know his name, he was one of America's great and consistent time trial specialists. He also did races such as the Red Zinger and many others. A wonderful all-around nice guy. Last I checked he was an architect outside Boston.
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Anyone swayed by a 7-Eleven Rossin made Murray?


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Wow!! That would be a tough choice for sure. But the Hampsten ride would be the one I would want to see, so there you go
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Originally Posted by alexihnen View Post
I’ll run into a space issue for sure. I may have more either/or to come and I try to make some decisions.
Hold on there Hoss.

You're coming in from Cincinnati, 204 miles. I'm coming from the wrong side of Chicago, 235 miles. I plan on driving my Mini with 6 full bikes and luggage. What do you mean "space issue"?

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Hi Folks,

Let's ask another question - what bike (s) do folks most want to see at Classic Bicycles Auburn? Bikes you've perhaps read about but never seen in person? List your preferences and maybe that will help guide attendee choices!

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I’d love to see more from the rare, especially in the Midwest, west coast builders - Merz, Lighthouse, DiNucci, Tesch, Ritchey…maybe a Wizard.
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I’d love to see more from the rare, especially in the Midwest, west coast builders - Merz, Lighthouse, DiNucci, Tesch, Ritchey…maybe a Wizard.
As much as I would like to attend this it is simply not in the cards, I would probably have to sell a Merz to do it and that, ain't happenin.
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Originally Posted by alexihnen View Post
I'm doing my best to plan ahead for Classic Bicycles Auburn in August and need to decide which bike(s) to take to the show. So...which one, a Murray Serotta 7-Eleven team bike (ready to show), or a Merckx Motorola team bike (a work in progress)? Which would you rather see in person?




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Merckx, Motorola, Hampsten, period.

The "Murray's" are cool and I like em and we know Eddy was a king of brandwashing early on, but this far down the line, I want to see the real thing.

Of course I would have to attend to see anything so what do I know.
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We'll show the Merz just for fun.

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With Tom, the original owner when I got the original eclipse panniers.


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Is the swap meet there open to the public to bring a bike or frame and walk around with and sell?
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Anyone swayed by a 7-Eleven Rossin made Murray?


This is a rare one too. You’re making this hard.
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It's time for another this or that... Here are a couple of frames that need to be built up. August feels like some time from now, but it's just around the corner...


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