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psst..spirito. ..colker
May 20, 2002 8:47 AM
have you checked the new arrivals at renaissance? 54 c-t. can you resist?
OK....would everyone for a Molteni Merckx pls line up hereSpirito
May 20, 2002 11:58 AM
actually spotted by colks as he thought i would like it....

colks ....i can see your trying to give me my own medicine.....thats evil but fair......:-)

do i like it - talk about an understatement.....but im fine for bikes right now and am happy to announce.....

it should be just over $800 clams shipped

im sure someone here or reading these pages would snap up the bike that any true cyclist always plans on having one day even if its just out of respect for the man.

go get it !!!
the fork crown has the initials engraved...colker
May 20, 2002 1:24 PM
no chrome. i guess to make it lighter, pure race bike. the logo, the lettering, the colors.
the fork crown has the initials engraved...gtx
May 20, 2002 8:23 PM
I think that's the remake of the remake. I've wanted a Molteni orange Merckx frame since I was 17. In the mid 80s it had a flat fork crown and didn't have the internal brake cable. This one looks like the early 90s version with 130 spacing. One day I'll get one (that one isn't my size so I'm safe). For now I'm happy with my blue one.
got mine!merckx56
May 21, 2002 6:48 AM
repainted corsa 0.1.....
yeah but....Spirito
May 21, 2002 9:39 AM
rumour has it an original paint "molteni" from the factory has Mr. Merckx throwing a log over the frame and resting his jewels on the top tube. that is said to give axtraordinary powers to the frame an materials;

- dance up mountains
- outsprint anyone
- 400km 24 hour brevets
- they actually weigh less than 3 pounds

OK OK im just bullshitting.....yours is very cool...especially the chrome rear end. just a question: are decals for molteni paintjobs available ....or who did you get to do it and provide the decals?

interested as maybe one day i will get bored of the "faema" white with red bands and may resurrect it as a molteni.


yeah but....merckx56
May 21, 2002 11:02 AM
i got the decals from gita in charlotte, nc, as they are the importer. they aren't cheap though! about $50 for the entire set. they still have them in stock. i bought an extra set just in case. mark schroeder at frame finish in tampa, florida did the paint work. he's really meticulous about what he does. he told me he didn't like the paint the first time he shot it, so he re-stripped it and did it again! i did the whole resto thing with 2 coats of marine primer, 2 coats of paint and 2 coats of clear. the paint is tough as nails. it runs about $400 for the job i got. the chrome rear was part of the frame before and i know that eddy will probably slap me in mouth if he ever sees it w/o the chrome fork, but the carbon rides better!
by the way...merckx56
May 21, 2002 11:39 AM
what were you talking about when you said they weighed less than three pounds? the frames or merckx's jewels? have you seen eddy lately? i'm pretty sure his jewels weigh considerably more than 3 pounds!
nice one....:-) NmSpirito
May 21, 2002 2:45 PM
thank god 54cm is a little too small for me or else...nmDjudd
May 20, 2002 3:48 PM
One at my lbswooglin
May 21, 2002 11:35 AM
There's one of these for sale at my lbs. Same size, I think, but with SL tubing and for less $$. Just repainted, new decals, but no chrome stays (again, I think).