Re: [CR]Re: 1972 Kessels Molteni Bike on eBay


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Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 10:41:57 -0800
From: "Tam Pham" <terminaut@gmail.com>
To: "Dale Brown" <oroboyz@aol.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: 1972 Kessels Molteni Bike on eBay
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Neat bike. It appears to be an earlier variation of the one at the speedbicycles site.

http://www.speedbicycles.ch/227/index.html

Those "holes" in the chainstay sockets of the BB are very unusual:

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc169/dosbrina/ebay/merckx/P1010210.jpg

Tam Pham Huntington Beach, CA - USA

On Nov 26, 2007 9:52 AM, Dale Brown <oroboyz@aol.com> wrote:
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> That is exactly like a bike I sold as a Merckx dealer in 1973-4. I have
> mentioned this earlier in this forum in reference to Kessels.
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> The Merckx line up of bikes at that time were made by Falcon but being
> bike boom time, apparently the importers turned to Kessels to fill the
> pipeline. I bet there were not more than a few dozen at most, but
> nonetheless they were quite different from the Falcon. The "file up" of the
> lugs was at a higher level, the seat stays were 16 mm (big!) and the
> geometry was a bit more aggressive....
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> Now if I could just remember who I sold that bike to....
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> Dale Brown
> cycles de ORO Bike Shop
> 1410 Mill Street
> Greensboro, North Carolina 27408 USA
> 336-274-5959
> http://cyclesdeoro.com
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin Kruger <ktk1_7_0_2_8@yahoo.com>
> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Sent: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 10:21 am
> Subject: [CR]Must see 1972 Kessels Molteni Bike on eBay
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> For those of you who may not have looked at it yet, there is a must see
> 1972
> Kessels Molteni bike being offered on eBay. Tons of great photos of what
> truly
> appears to be an original unmolested Molteni bike (obviously someone
> removed the
> toe clips/straps)!!! Larger images can be viewed by clicking on smaller
> photo
> image.
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> Here's the auction address:
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> http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Eddy-Merckx-Molteni-racing-bicycle-from-1972_W0QQitemZ200178165439
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> Or item #200178165439
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> Regards,
> Kevin Kruger - Grantville, PA
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