Re: [CR]Merckx Hour Record Bike-Stem Length (?)

Example: Framebuilders:Norman Taylor

Date: Thu, 8 May 2008 08:15:02 -0700 (PDT)
From: Fred Rednor <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Merckx Hour Record Bike-Stem Length (?)
In-Reply-To: <>

Is that even a Cinelli stem, or a part supplied by Pino Moroni? Either way, it appears to be a welded (or brazed) titanium stem, rather than a forging. So it would be relatively simple to manufacture a version in an "unconventional" length.
     Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)

--- On Thu, 5/8/08, wrote:

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\r?\n> Subject: [CR]Merckx Hour Record Bike-Stem Length (?)

\r?\n> To: "Classic Rendezvous" <>

\r?\n> Date: Thursday, May 8, 2008, 10:35 AM


\r?\n> Here is a link to another photo of the Merckx Hour Record

\r?\n> Bike ("HRB"),(1972). Behind it is Rominger's

\r?\n> 1994 HRB.

\r?\n> The dimensions I gave were copied from a book-not from any

\r?\n> measurement that I took. In the next few days, I will

\r?\n> attempt to scan and link the page showing the Colnago shop

\r?\n> drawing for Merckx's HRB.

\r?\n> The issues that various members have (quite rightly)

\r?\n> brought up about the stem length (12.2) given, I suspect,

\r?\n> may have to do with the manner in which the stem was

\r?\n> measured-notice that the Italian I copied doesn't seem

\r?\n> to say "stem length", and may express another,

\r?\n> unconventional, method of stem length measurement(?).

\r?\n> In any case, no matter the stem length, few would dispute

\r?\n> that Merckx's HRB is one of the most interesting and

\r?\n> significant bikes ever.

\r?\n> George


\r?\n> George Hollenberg MD

\r?\n> CT, USA