Eddy Merckx Leader Udo Bölts' Team Telekom Bike 1993

Eddy Merckx Leader Udo Bölts' Team Telekom Bike 1993

Original team bike. Columbus Max tubing. Campagnolo Record groupset.

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ID 14760
Marke Eddy Merckx
Size 57 cm

Description

The MX-Leader was one of the strongest steel frames, Eddy Merckx developed in the 1990s. The oversized and specially shaped Columbus Max tubes were fitted into evenly strong oversized lugs.
This construction made the frame slightly heavier, but boy did it ride well! The frame is legendary for its power transfer, its comfort and safe handling characteristics.
Cornering, sprinting, rapid descents - the MX Leader mastered all disciplines brilliantly.

Our MX-Leader is even more special:
It is a team bike of the Team Telekom, which has been built in fall 1992 to be utilised in the 1993 season by German rider Udo Bölts.

Bölts is one of the most successful German cyclists, and from the beginning of his career he distinguished himself as a coureageous rider who liked to get into breakaways. In many ways his role in the peloton resembled the one of Jens Voigt in later years.
From 1992 to 2003, Bölts took part in twelve consecutive Tours de France, arriving in Paris on every occasion, both of which feats were German records until he was surpassed by Jens Voigt. His best placing in the most famous stage race in the world was in 1994, when he was ninth.
In 1996 and 1997, he was an important helper of teammates and eventual winners of the Tour, Bjarne Riis and Jan Ullrich.
During the 1997 Tour, he was noted for the words he shouted to Ullrich when the latter was about to crack: "Quäl dich, du Sau!" (torture yourself, lazy sod!).
Bölts also was the man of which his team manager of many years, Walter Godefroot, said: "The Bölts is strong, it can never be broken".
Some of his greatest victories include three German road national titles. He also is the only German rider to have won the Dauphiné Libéré.

The bike comes with a Telekom team jersey and an autograph.
Condition Used
The bike is in good overall condition. The frame has no cracks and is not bent, tiniest dings on the top tube, like typical for Columbus MAX tubing. Paintwork and decals are original with small touch-ups. All parts have been thoroughly checked and are working fine.

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Marke Eddy Merckx
Product Name Eddy Merckx Leader Udo Bölts' Team Telekom Bike 1993
Bicycle Type Road Bicycle
Condition The bike is in good overall condition. The frame has no cracks and is not bent, tiniest dings on the top tube, like typical for Columbus MAX tubing. Paintwork and decals are original with small touch-ups. All parts have been thoroughly checked and are working fine.
Condition Used
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Frame & Fork Eddy Merckx MX Leader; Columbus Max tubing
Rear Derailleur Campagnolo C-Record
Front Derailleur Campagnolo C-Record
Shifters Campagnolo C-Record Ergo; 8-Speed
Brakes Campagnolo C-Record
Brake Levers Campagnolo C-Record
Headset Campagnolo C-Record
Crankset Campagnolo C-Record; 172.5mm; 53/41
Bottom Bracket Campagnolo Record cartridge
Seat Post Campagnolo C-Record
Hubs Campagnolo C-Record; 8-Speed Cassette
Rims Campagnolo Sigma Pavé Hardox; 700c clincher
Tires Vittoria Crono Squadre Prof.; 700c tubular
Stem 3ttt; 110mm
Stem Bar 3ttt; 42cm
Seat Selle Italia Turbo Matic
Chain Sachs 8-Speed
Handlebar Tape Synthetic white
Pedals Time Race
Size 57
Seat Tube 57
Top Tube 56
Head Tube 15
Standover 82
Color None

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Size

Size 57 cm
Seat Tube 57 cm
Top Tube 56 cm
Head Tube 15 cm
Standover 82 cm
Calculate my size Recommended inseam length: 80.5 cm - 83.5 cm