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 Post subject: Mexico crankset
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:35 pm 
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What specifically does the term refer to?

Example.

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Italy/ ... triple.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Mexico crankset
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:45 pm 
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Another word for drilling & pantographing me thinks!


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 Post subject: Re: Mexico crankset
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:07 pm 
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I believe it refers to adding radius to hard edges and polishing to reduce weight but that is a bit of a guess.

I think it is a reference to some fettling done for the Mexico hour record by Merckx.


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 Post subject: Re: Mexico crankset
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:10 pm 
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you got another link to the other pino' bikes at all ?


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 Post subject: Re: Mexico crankset
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:19 am 
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The first widely available bike with this "treatment" was the Colnago Mexico. The cranks were radiused and polished.


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 Post subject: Re: Mexico crankset
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:36 am 
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Citoyen du monde wrote:
The first widely available bike with this "treatment" was the Colnago Mexico. The cranks were radiused and polished.


Was that model introduced as a tribute to Merkx's 1972 record in Mexico?


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 Post subject: Re: Mexico crankset
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:04 pm 
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Montello wrote:
Citoyen du monde wrote:
The first widely available bike with this "treatment" was the Colnago Mexico. The cranks were radiused and polished.


Was that model introduced as a tribute to Merkx's 1972 record in Mexico?

Yes. Colnago Mexico frames had a decal on the seat tube that said this. Written in the world champion stripes were the words "RECORD ORA MEXICO 1972". Mind you, they used the same decal on some Super models at that time too. I also seem to recall a laurel wreath decal on the seat tube of at least one Mexico CX model that also commemorated the record.


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