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 Post subject: Molteni Merckx with SR
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:39 pm 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Molteni-Merck ... 500wt_1413

Given it's a SL frame assume it's a later replica. Would also assume it not be De Rosa built but stand to be corrected...


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:58 pm 
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Ouch... the color reminds me again pretty much all Dutch have left the tour by now :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:23 pm 
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Colour and decals the same as the falcon built stuff I sold in the 70's

Right down to the pink Giro seat tube sticker which I used as the colour for my Falcon San-remo LOL

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=103634

http://cdn.velospace.org/files/1973FalconMerckx531.jpg

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To be expected I guess, weren't the Falcons intended to be replicas of Merckx's Molteni bikes of the time.

My understanding is the orange moltenis were colnago built. Either way I'm pretty sure a Columbus SL frame would post date De Rosa's involvement with Merckx.


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A quick google would reveal the frame is almost certainly this one > http://www.raydobbins.com/molteni_repli ... eplica.htm . That'll be a merckx built 89 corsa in molteni colours.

Here's a semi gratuitous picture of the Cannibal

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:37 pm 
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Yep

Have to admit the Falcon frame copies were a bit trashy and didn't sell well (not at our shop anyway)......

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I believe Miyata built some orange Merckx' too


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Elev12k wrote:
I believe Miyata built some orange Merckx' too


Interesting. Were these actual 'team issue' rides? Or like the Falcons?


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I think bikes for the public only

A whole model line including randonneurs and pistas

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Whoa, that Miyata built Merckx molteni tourer with the hellenic frame is pretty off the wall.....


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