Re: [CR] refinished Merckx


Example: Framebuilders:Rene Herse

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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2009 07:12:14 -0700
From: John Wood <braxton72@gmail.com>
To: Robert Clair <r.clair@cox.net>
Cc: marc frazer <marc.frazer@yahoo.com>, Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] refinished Merckx


Plus it looks like this frame is for sale (and was refinished by) Al Wanta, an custom framebuilder/refinisher in CA. My guess is that it's for real - I wouldn't expect Al to pull a fast one.

John.

-- John Wood Missoula, Montana, USA

On Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 10:16 PM, Robert Clair <r.clair@cox.net> wrote:
> ... offhand, and my cat "The Fergus" agrees, that frame is phoney baloney
> ... where should one start ... like perhaps the side mounted brake stops ...
>
> robert clair
> alexandria, va
> usa
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: <phuyghe@comcast.net>
> To: "marc frazer" <marc.frazer@yahoo.com>
> Cc: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Sunday, February 01, 2009 8:55 PM
> Subject: Re: [CR] refinished Merckx
>
>
> Hi Marc,
>>
>> The one clue that might prove that it could be an actual Merckx frame is
>> if you can get a good look at the rear brake bridge. The bridge should have
>> the Merckx name scripted into the bridge. The brake bridge is usually a
>> unique shape and I thought in the one view that I could see that shape.
>> You can see an example of the brake bridge on a Merckx currently for sale
>> on ebay here :
>>
>>
>> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=160312779389
>>
>> Hope that helps.
>>
>> Philip Huyghe
>> Rochester, Mi USA
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "marc frazer" <marc.frazer@yahoo.com>
>> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
>> Sent: Sunday, February 1, 2009 3:48:15 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
>> Subject: [CR] refinished Merckx
>>
>> The seller is listing this as a "refinished" Merckx . In an email to me he
>> states that the bike was repainted , re-decaled , and has no visible serial
>> # . Are there any sure-fires signs that this is an actual Corsa Extra ?
>> Listing # 290293207548
>> Marc Frazer
>> Baltimore , Md