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 amongs the other. Team Telekom-Merckx was a top level team in early 1990s, was renamed to Team Telekom Merckx in 1992.
Happy to offer another beautiful steel machine – Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra SLX. The frame is work of art, dates back in 1992, shinning in legendary Team Telekom paintjob, made of superb Columbus SLX tubing, featuring the perfection and attention to details to provide the best performance you might expect from early 1990s racing machine. Many special touches and pantographs spotted on the frame like fork crown, rear brake bridge, drop-outs, bottom bracket shell, all marked with Eddy Merckx sign or logo. Completely build with Campagnolo Record 8s 1992/93 groupset with 1st gen Ergopower levers , 3ttt cockpit, and legendary Campagnolo Sigma 20 rims. Love at first sight.
Nice catch fro any vintage bike collector. Original condition.
Frame & Fork: Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Columbus SLX
– seat tube (c-t): 57.5 cm
– top tube (c-c): 56 cm
– headset tube: 14.2 cm
– standover: 81.2 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Record 8s (53/42)
Bottom bracket: Campagnolo Record 8s
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 8s
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 8s
Levers: Campagnolo Record 8s Ergopower
Brakes: Campagnolo Record 8s
Hubs: Campagnolo Record 8s
Rims: Campagnolo Sigma 20
Headset: Campagnolo Record 8s
Seatpost: Campagnolo Record 8s
Saddle: Selle Italia Campionissimo
Stem: 3ttt (115 mm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Mod Comp
Tubulars: Challenge Elite Pro 25mm (new)
Bar tape: white, cork
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.