Eddy Merckx Kessels Classic Roadbike 1970s

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Eddy Merckx Kessels Classic Roadbike 1970s

Reynolds 531 tubing. Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset.
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  • Manufacturer: Eddy Merckx
  • Size: 53 cm
  • Description:

    The first bikes which were to bear the Eddy Merckx logo, were the Eddy Merckx Kessels bikes in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Nobody less than the Champion himself rode them.
    Unfortunatly Kessels made some cheaper, mass produced Eddy Merckx bikes some years later. Thus many people forgot about the professional bikes they once assembled.

    A small manufacture, the family Vaneenooghe were amongst those who were producing for Kessels back in the early days. Later in the 1980s they made the bikes for the pro team Splendor, with riders as Sean Kelly, Eddy Planckaert and others.
    Our Kessels is one of those which were built by the specialists of Vaneenooghe, clearly recognizable by the "Compass" on the fork crown and the V under the bottom bracket.
    The frame is completely built with Reynolds 531 tubing, at least that is what the stickers say. Many Kessels frames used those butted tubes just on some of the main tubes and more affordable stuff for the stays.
    The bike is fully equipped with a nice Campagnolo Nuovo Record Groupset from 1975.
    The awesome condition of the frame, the beautiful bright green colour and the top class groupset are making this bike very desireable, indeed.
    And there is also a little mystery about this bike. The odd measurements with a rather long top tube make it likely that this is a bespoke frame for a special person. Under the bottom bracket is is marked with the name "Bittl" in paint. So it might either have been made for a rider named Bittl or (maybe more likely) for a customer of the famous sports shop Bittl in Munich, where Eddy Merckx has stayed as a guest several times.
    A bike like this would be perfect for a collection. But of course it is also an eye-turner whereever you ride it. »See Details

  • Condition: Used. The bike is in very good condition. The frame has no dents, no cracks and is not bent. Paintwork and decals are original. Surface of cranks and brake levers a little timeworn. All parts are working fine.
  • Era: 1970s
  • Product ID: 6016
Frame & Fork Eddy Merckx Kessels; Reynolds 531
Front Derailleur Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Rear Derailleur Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Headset Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Crankset Campagnolo Nuovo Record; 170mm; 53/41
Bottom Bracket Campagnolo Record
Stem Cinelli; 80mm
Stem Bar Cinelli; 42cm
Shifters Campagnolo Record
Brakes Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Brake Levers Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Hubs Campagnolo Record; Regina Oro 14-19
Rims Super Champion Competition
Tires Vittoria Rally 23-622 tubulars
Seat Post Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Seat Arius Gran Carrera Special
Chain NOS chain
Handlebar Tape Cotton cloth tape
Pedals not included
  • Seat Tube (c-t): 53 cm
  • Top Tube (c-c): 55 cm
  • Head Tube: 11 cm
  • Standover: 77 cm
  • Recommended for an inseam length of:
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