1985 Eddy Merckx Professional

Price: €999

Contact me for ordering information about this bike :
info@biciclettavintage.com

About

About this bike

Eddy Merckx retired from racing in 1980 and subsequently he set up his own frame manufacturing company in Brussels. With guidance of the most skilled frame builders, especially Ugo De Rosa, the Eddy Merckx cycling works started to produce high-end frames. Merckx would spend time giving input on the models as they were being produced. Despite the financial problems the brand became highly regarded and successful, being used by several top-level cycling teams in the 1980s and 1990s.

The top of the line model for the first five years was the Professional which was made of Columbus SL tubing. The framenumber of the Eddy Merckx Professional I'm selling here is A4 - 6678  - Z which indicates 1985, the same year that the Eddy Merckx Corsa extra model was introduced. The Professional was an extremely successful model was and was considered one of the best road bike frames you could get and therefore the choice of many professional teams, like Capri Sonne or C&A.

This particular example that I'm selling here has been painted in a nice mid 80's paint white/red fade color pattern.  As you can imagine, this is an rare bike. I bought this bike from  the original owner. he told me that he barely used it. According to him only for 700 miles. This could be true is if you take into account that the rims have minimal wear from braking and also that the original Eddy Merckx tyres are still mounted on the bike. The bike is in a exceptional good condition. It has almost no visible damages. The frame itself is made out of Columbus SL tubing . Furthermore is the bike equiped with one of the best groupsets that  Campagnolo had to offer in those days.  A complete Campagnolo record group. A true masterpiece for every Eddy Merckx collector who wants something really special in his collection.

 

SIZE

  • Seat Tube CC:

    54 cm

  • Top Tube CC:

    54,5 cm

  • Standover height:

    77 cm

  • Headtube:

    12,5 cm

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SIZE

Parts list

  • Rear derailleur

    Campagnolo 1020/A , Nuovo Record (version 4)

  • Front derailleur

    Campagnolo Record, 1052/ NT

  • Gear Shifters

    Campagnolo 1013/5N, Record 

  • Crankset

    Campagnolo 1049 Strada, Nuovo Record

  • Bottom Bracket

    campagnolo 1046/a, Nuovo Record  

  • Brake levers

    Campagnolo 2030, Nuovo Record 

  • Brake calipers

    Campagnolo 2040, Record

  • Handlebar

    Cinelli Campione del Mondo

  • Stem

    Cinelli 1R 

  • Head-set

    Campagnolo 1039, Record Strada 

  • Seat-post

    Campagnolo 1044, Nuovo Record (Superleggero)

  • Saddle

    Selle San Marco Rolls

  • Hubs

    Campagnolo 1034, Record

  • Rims

    Mavic MA 40

  • Freewheel

    Maillard

  • Pedals

  • Chain

    Sachs

  • Tubes

    Eddy merckx Open