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3 years ago10,000+ Views
Eddy Merckx Releases Limited-Edition Steel Racing Frame
Eddy Merckx celebrated his 70th birthday with a bang. He released a limited edition, $17,500 steel race bike. The EDDY70 as it's named will be available January 28th, with only 70 to be made. I'm sure these will sell like hotcakes. The color scheme on the bike is a nod to his first Tour-winning team, Faema. The bike will also be personally signed by Merckx. The frame is TIG-welded stainless steel, carbon fork, Campagnolo Super Record mechanical, Campagnolo Bora Ultra 35 wheels, and a Cinelli seat. "Everyone knows that I was always obsessively focused on the equipment that I rode on. That is still the case now." This bike he made is actually the flagship of a new line of metal bikes coming from Merckx called the Heritage Collection. The collection will draw inspiration from past color schemes and designs, but incorporate modern alloys, the latest advances in frame design, and of course high-end componentry.
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Steel is real!
3 years ago·Reply
@troygreene84 I knew someone was going to say it
3 years ago·Reply
That's a beautiful ride, but for that money (or not even near that much money) I'll build one myself.
3 years ago·Reply
Externally routed cables, good on ya. Internally routed cables are really a hassle if you do it yourself
3 years ago·Reply
This just reinforces my love for steel framed bikes. Love it!
3 years ago·Reply
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