Eddy Merckx ”The Cannibal” was born on June 17 1945 and was a professional cyclist from 1961 to 1978. Cycling fans consider him to be the most successful cyclist in history, with 525 victories to his name. He won the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia five time each, has won all of the top events except for the Paris-Tours, has won the Vuelta a España, has won the world championship as both a professional and as an amateur, and has broken the world hour record.
The Eddy Merckx Company was established in 1980 with a mission to produce the finest bikes in the world. Of course, Eddy is still at the heart of the company, and his eye for details and quality strives to highest standards. He is an integral part of the design process, and always tests each new model himself.
In the mid-80’s through mid-90’s, Merckx sponsored a number of very successful professional cycling teams such as Team Telekom-Merckx, Team 7-Eleven, Team Motorola, Team Kelme among others.
Happy to offer another beautiful steel machine – Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra MAX. The frame is work of art, dates back to early 1990s. It’s shinning in legendary Team Kelme paintjob, made of superb Columbus MAX tubing, featuring the perfection and attention to details to provide the best performance you might expect from steel racing machine. Built with Campagnolo Record 8s 1992/93 groupset with 1st gen Ergopower levers, Campagnolo Delta (5 pivot) brakes, Campagnolo rims, Selle Italia Turbo saddle. ITM cockpit. Love at first sight.
Nice catch fro any vintage bike collector. Original condition.
Frame & Fork: Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Columbus MAX
– seat tube (c-t): 55 cm
– top tube (c-c): 54 cm
– headset tube: 12.5 cm
– standover: 79 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo C Record 8s (53/42)
Bottom bracket: Campagnolo C Record 8s
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record 8s
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record 8s
Levers: Campagnolo Record 8s Ergopower
Brakes: Campagnolo C Record Delta (5 pivot)
Hubs: Campagnolo C Record 8s
Headset: Campagnolo C Record 8s
Seatpost: Campagnolo C Record
Saddle: Selle Italia Turbo – B.Hinault
Stem: ITM Eclypse (120mm)
Handlebar: ITM Pro
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Bar tape: white, leather
Condition: Used, but good condition. Some signs of normal use. Original paint and decals. No dents, no cracks, not bent. Groupset and components are in good condition.
Era: early 1990s