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 and became very popular in mid 1990s and early 2000s with Bjarne Riis winning TdF 1996, Jan Ullrich TdF 1997 and Erik Zabel with winning Milan-San Remo in 1997 and 1998.
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. Love at first sight.
Nice catch fro any vintage bike collector. Fair price.
Frame & Fork: Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Columbus SLX
– seat tube (c-t): 59 cm,
– top tube (c-c): 57 cm,
– headset tube: 15,3 cm,
– standover: 82 cm
Crankset: Shimano Dura ace 7402 (53/39)
Bottom bracket: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7400
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7400
Levers: Shimano Dura Ace 7410 STI, 8speed
Brakes: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Hubs: Shimano Dura ace 7402
Headset: Shimano Dura Ace 7400
Seatpost: Shimano Dura Ace 7400 (27,2mm)
Chain: Shimano HG
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Titanium
Stem: ITM (110mm)
Handlebar: ITM classic
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Handlebar tape: cork, white (new)
Condition: Mint condition. Some tiny signs of normal use. Original paint and decals. No dents, no cracks or bends. Groupset and components are in mint/nos condition.