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Some stylin' tips for Merckx owners............(16 posts)

Some stylin' tips for Merckx owners............Dave Hickey
Oct 21, 2002 5:29 AM
Here are a few tips for pimpin' your Merckx.
Ain't it purty!!curlybike
Oct 21, 2002 5:46 AM
cool ... but i wonder what his beater looks like NmSpirito
Oct 21, 2002 6:07 AM
That just plain hurts to look at.....(nm)PaulCL
Oct 21, 2002 6:15 AM
re: Some stylin' tips for Merckx owners............aliensporebomb
Oct 21, 2002 7:33 AM
I sense a great disturbance in the force, as though a
thousand thousand voices cried out in horror, and were
suddenly silenced by the sight of this THING.....
re: Some stylin' tips for Merckx owners............ColnagoFE
Oct 21, 2002 7:44 AM
Must have his lunch and a change of clothes in that seatbag. Fenders look like they were custom painted as candycanes for the Xmas parade.
blasphemy...not the fenders, but you people...JS Haiku Shop
Oct 21, 2002 7:53 AM
this guy has ridden colorplast fender-equipped steeds more self-supported miles in the last 5 years than most of you will *ever* ride. a little more reasearch on your parts will uncover from this source many great ride reports of countless randonees and more JRA than i'll ever have the pleasure of riding.

of course, i'll be the first to point out that his fashion faux-paux (sic) should have been committed on another, lesser frame, least he does the bikes justice on the road.

Agree, Just ride baby!Nessism
Oct 21, 2002 11:37 AM
Some people attach too much romance to the name on their frame/equipment. To me this guy is doing a great service to Merckx by keeping the frame on the road.

Regarding the fender paint job, as I get older these thing take on less importance. I think it's more important to be visible to car drivers than trying to make the fenders look pretty. That said, the fenders are pretty darn ugly, oh well.

Colorful.... SS or Fixed? nmrwbadley
Oct 21, 2002 10:41 AM
I think it's fixed. I saw it in a fixed gear gallery... nmDave Hickey
Oct 21, 2002 11:14 AM
He says it is fixed on his websiteTig
Oct 21, 2002 12:16 PM
I like function over form, but as a Merckx owner, I'm having trouble enjoying this bike. At least he rides. That's what counts!
Oct 21, 2002 11:18 AM
The owner rode it from Seattle to Minnesota, fixed, this summer. He's one of our fearless local randonneurs, and crazy, but in a good way.
Bitching about Kent is a VERY SERIOUS NO NO!Ray Sachs
Oct 22, 2002 6:00 AM
This guy rode a fixed gear in the Rocky Moutain 1200 brevet and rode a fixed gear from the Seattle burbs to Minnesota with 50 pounds of gear on the bike in something like a day and a half (ok, I made that part about a day and a half up, but he was doing 100-150 mile days most of the way, with a 200 miler over the Cascades just to start off on the right foot). He's done PBP and BMB and is one of the true hard core cyclists that I've yet to hear of. He's earned the right to put the ugliest crap in the world on whatever bike he wants to.

Try and match him.......lurpy
Oct 21, 2002 12:03 PM
Thats just WRONG!!!hycobob
Oct 21, 2002 1:27 PM
I've gotta go purge the demons from my head now...
I don't like the bars, but...gtx
Oct 21, 2002 7:52 PM
as I've discovered on my Merckx (which I use as my rain bike) there's no room under the rear brake bridge for fenders. But I haven't resorted to anything quite that drastic (yet).