Eddy Merckx Professional Rare Golden Road Bike 1980

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Eddy Merckx Professional Rare Golden Road Bike 1980

Very early frame. Serial Number V199. Extra rare. Gold plated.
€6,999.00 *
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  • Manufacturer: Eddy Merckx
  • Size: 57 cm
  • Description:

    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.

    In 1980 the moment had come and the first Merckx bikes, soldered in an old farmhouse in Meise, were delivered.

    Instead of offering a wide range of models, Merckx just offered one: the Eddy Merckx Professional.
    Due to its fabulous riding qualities and its austere elegance, the Professional has been one of the most appealing steel racing framesets ever since.
    Because production has been relatively low in the first year (especially the first months), very early Professional models are both hard to find and coveted.

    Thus we are stoked to be able to present a very special bike to you:
    A gold plated Eddy Merckx Professional from 1980
    The bike features the typical details of very early Merckx bikes like the pantographed parts, the long lugs, Signature seat stay caps and Cinelli bottom bracket.
    Apart from the characteristic particularities, there are at least two very special alterations to the standard. There is of course the distinct gold plating instead of a normal varnish but there is also the rear brake which, for whatever reason, has been installed in a reverse way.

    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 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.

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  • Condition: Used. The bike is in very good condition. The frame has no cracks and is not bent. Few very small uneven spots in the tubes. Plating has been professionally refurbished. All parts have been thoroughly checked and are working fine.
  • Era: 1980s
  • Storage: BMS
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
Shifters Campagnolo Record
Brakes Campagnolo Record
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
  • Seat Tube (c-t): 57 cm
  • Top Tube (c-c): 56 cm
  • Head Tube: 13 cm
  • Standover: 80 cm
Size of a classic bicycle
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