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 cycles 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 Stuttgart-Merckx, Team 7-Eleven, Team Motorola amongs the other. Team Stuttgart-Merckx was a top level team in late 1980s, was renamed to Team Telekom-Mercedes in 1991 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.
Proudly presenting another steel racing machine from late 1980s, the Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra – Team Stuttgart bike, made of Columbus SLX tubing, completely built with Shimano Dura Ace 7400 groupset, superb Cinelli cockpit and Selle Italia Turbo saddle. Amazing paintjob, beautiful Eddy Merckx engravings, excellent and original condition.
Stunning legend. Fair price.
Frame & Fork: Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Columbus SLX
- seat tube (c-t): 55 cm,
- top tube (c-c): 54 cm,
- headset tube: 12,8 cm,
- standover: 80,5 cm
Crankset: Shimano Dura ace 7400 (53/39, 172,5mm)
Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7400
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7400
Brake Levers: Shimano Dura Ace 7400
Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace 7400 (8 speed)
Brakes: Shimano Dura Ace 7400
Hubs: Shimano Dura ace 7400
Headset: Shimano Dura Ace 7400
Seatpost: Shimano Dura Ace 7400 (27,2mm)
Chain: Shimano Dura Ace UG 8s
Saddle: Selle Italia Turbo Matic
Stem: Cinelli (110mm)
Handlebar: Cinelli Giro d’Italia
Pedals: Shimano Dura Ace 7401
Tires: Clement Strada (new)
Handlebar tape: white (new)
Condition: Used, but good condition. Original paint and decals. No dents, no cracks or bends. Some tinny touch-ups and signs of normal use. Groupset and components are in good condition
Price: SOLD (September 2017)