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Thinking about a new Merckx

Old 09-24-18, 11:27 AM
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Thinking about a new Merckx

Been eyeing a Sallanches 64 on local craigslist and am curious about the quality of Merckx carbon frames. Anyone out there with experience and/or own one would love to get some feedback. As I understand Eddy had sold his interest in the company awhile ago, and the company was recently bought by Ridley. Thanks.
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Old 09-24-18, 12:10 PM
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go look, and share what you saw..
bring it by and I can see it too , it's only a 4 hour round trip by car.


can't see a damned thing.. from my monitor
all any one has to go by, is brand name fame for information..




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Old 09-24-18, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
go look, and share what you saw..
PDX may have a new one in the shop, somewhere to check out..
likelihood is Zero, out here..
That'd be a negative. None in pee-town to test out. According to the CL ad, the seller imported this bike.
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Well, if Ridley bought an interest In Merckx, that would probably be a very good thing for both companies. Merckx carbon frames have almost always been of very high quality. Years ago, their frames were produced in the same facilities as Pinorello frames, they even used Italian threaded bottom bracket shells. If you buy a Merckx frame bike from a dealer and have it inspected regularly, they offer a lifetime warranty to the original owner. I would not hesitate to buy a Merckx if quality control was important to me
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Craig's list = go there and look . I cant tell nothin, from 150 miles away
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With labor cost advantage there has been Euro brands bringing in bare frames from Taiwan,
made to their designs, and doing finish , painting.. etc..
carbon fiber layup, is hand, labor, intensive.


As I said, Go look.. Maybe bring an aerospace engineer with you..
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I almost bought a San Remo, but decided it was just a little too sporty for me. Cool bikes, cool story behind them - I would not hesitate purchasing one.

Used, of course you need to be very careful, but I've had good luck.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
With labor cost advantage there has been Euro brands bringing in bare frames from Taiwan,
made to their designs, and doing finish , painting.. etc..
carbon fiber layup, is hand, labor, intensive.


As I said, Go look.. Maybe bring an aerospace engineer with you..
Actually... My original question, if you bothered to read it, was to get the opinion of someone who possibly owns a Merckx cf, not someone dying to lay down snarky comments. The bike in question is 50 miles of stop and go traffic away, which still doesn't answer the original question because I could stand there and look at the bike and think "looks great, wow"; I can take the bike for a three minute ride that might possibly be flat smooth pavement with no hills to climb, no hairpin corners to grind, crappy chip seal to bounce over. so, again, would love read COGENT information: how does it handle; have you enjoyed it; it was an epiphany on wheels; was it a dog and the worst money I've ever spent. Most Craigslist folks aren't too keen on letting someone take the bike for a weeklong test ride.
Must be a slow day at the coast now that all the tourists have left. Have a GREAT day.

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Old 09-25-18, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Craig's list = go there and look . I cant tell nothin, from 150 miles away
It's quite clear that you have nothing productive to say, which begs the question why troll? I'm seeking cogent information not pithy remarks.
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google buying 2nd hand carbon frame issues then ..


delamination happens.

Try asking at a shop website in Belgium. may have to do some work yourself.

rather than the lazy you guys tell me ....
when no one else who bothers with this site will reply.

you asked the seller why they are selling it Yet?

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You can buy a new one on Amazon of all places...
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
google buying 2nd hand carbon frame issues then ..


delamination happens.

Try asking at a shop website in Belgium. may have to do some work yourself.

rather than the lazy you guys tell me ....
when no one else who bothers with this site will reply.

you asked the seller why they are selling it Yet?
Bob, leave the thread and do not post further in this thread. Thanks so much!
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