In 1978, after retiring from road racing as the most successful rider of all time, the great Belgian champion Eddy Merckx planned to set up a bicycle manufacture.
Since he wanted to build road bikes as fine and efficient as possible, he engaged his friend Ugo De Rosa – arguebly the best frame builder of the 1970s – to help him with the frame design and to teach other frame builders.
This particular Eddy Merckx Professional – serial number V 199 – dates certainly back to 1980 and thus is one of the earliest if not the earliest Professional we have featured so far.
Built with light Columbus SL tubing, this Professional is fully fitted with Campagnolo Super Record parts which have been thoroughly serviced in our workshop.
Whether to enjoy the pleasure of riding an extra rare classic steel bike, or to enrich a collection, this Eddy Merckx is a choice which is hardly regrettable.
|Frame & Fork||Eddy Merckx Professional; Columbus SL tubing|
|Front Derailleur||Campagnolo Record|
|Rear Derailleur||Campagnolo Super Record|
|Headset||Campagnolo Super Record|
|Crankset||Campagnolo Super Record; 170mm; 52/42; pantographed|
|Bottom Bracket||Campagnolo Record|
|Stem||3ttt; 90mm; pantographed|
|Stem Bar||3ttt; 40cm|
|Brake Levers||Campagnolo Nuovo Record; milled + pantographed|
|Hubs||Campagnolo Record; Freewheel Regina Extra 13-23|
|Rims||Nisi; 700c tubular|
|Tires||Continental Giro; 700c tubular|
|Seat Post||Campagnolo Super Record|
|Seat||Selle Italia RS sintetica|
|Chain||Regina Record S Superstar|
|Handlebar Tape||Cotton Cloth|
|Pedals||Campagnolo Record Superleggeri|
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