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Eddy Merckx

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Merckx logotype.

About Eddy Merckx.
Edouard Louis Joseph, Baron Merckx (born June 17, 1945 in Meensel-Kiezegem, Vlaams Brabant, Belgium), known as Eddy Merckx, is a former Belgian professional cyclist. Merckx, regarded as the greatest and most successful cyclist of all time, established several world cycling records, some of which remain unbroken to this day. Merckx was nicknamed "the cannibal" because he wanted to win every race he participated in, never "arranging" a race with another competitor. Other nicknames were "the Einstein of the two-wheelers", and, courtesy of Jacques Goddet, "Le GĂ©ant" (The Giant).

Early successes in stage racing and single day races.
Merckx started competing in 1961. In 1964, he was selected for the road race at the 1964 Summer Olympics, and finished 12th place. In the same year, he became world champion in the amateur category, before turning professional in 1965 with the Peugeot cycling team. In 1966 he won the first of seven editions of Milan-San Remo. He started his first grand tour at the 1967 Giro d'Italia. He won his first stage here and finished seventh overall. Later that year he outsprinted Jan Janssen to become world champion in the professional category in Heerlen, The Netherlands.

(text source: Wikipedia)


Cadre has a great an extensive list of serial numbers and descriptions for a variety of Eddy Merckx steel frames.


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Eddy Merckx logo.

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Eddy Merckx logo.

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Eddy Merckx logotype.

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1986 Eddy Merckx tube decal.

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Eddy Merckx tube decal.

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Eddy Merckx tube decal.

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1986 Eddy Merckx tube decal.

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Eddy Merckx.
(photo by Stephan Vanfleteren. Panos Pictures. via Art Rabbit and Host Gallery)

EDDY MERCKX BICYCLES

While Merckx has an extensive product line, here are just a few.


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2008 Eddy Merckx track.

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Eddy Merckx Molteni.

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Eddy Merckx frames.

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1980s Eddy Merckx frames. (source: Tears For Gears)

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1985 Eddy Merckx frame.

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1986 Eddy Merckx frame.

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LINKS
Eddy Merckx   Official site.
Eddy Merckx   Serial numbers.
Eddy Merckx   Serial numbers.
 
 
COMMENTS
Xp1669 days ago

The thought related to this good post seems to be great!

Bavo Devocht1138 days ago

Hi,
does anyone have an idea where I could find the frame from 1985.
thank you very much!

pauline bainsfair1061 days ago

hi can anyone help me i have a eddy merckx steel fame bike i was told it was a good make, i have looked on the web and seen lots of bits about him, i have had the bike 12 years and think my dad got the fame from a friend, i have a seriel no: F79J5215 and looking at your site the writing looks like the 1986 tube decal the colour is yellow and gray it has a picture of him at the handlebars and were you put the bike pump,it is not that tell and was told it is ok for someone how is 5ft 2in o 5ft 4in if anyone can help me on the ade of the bike thank you very much.

vre873 days ago

Its really nice to have one of these.

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