Eddy Merckx Professional Classic Road Bicycle 1980

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ID: 18584
Brand: Eddy Merckx
Size: 55 cm
Condition: The bike is in good condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents and is not bent. Paintwork and decals have been professionally refurbished. All parts have been checked and are working fine.
Era: 1980s
Available in store: Wilhelmstr. 91, 10117 Berlin (BMS)
Product ID: 18584

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.

The bike features the typical details of the Merckx bikes like the pantographed parts, Signature seat stay caps and Cinelli bottom bracket, but the shorter lugs at the same time. This particular Eddy Merckx Professional dates certainly back to 1980 or early 1981.

Built with light Columbus SL tubing, this Professional is fully fitted with Campagnolo Super Record parts which have been thoroughly serviced in our workshop.

These early Merckx bikes have gotten a bit rarer recently since many are already in the possession of collectors.
Wether you are a vintage bikes enthusiast, an Eddy Merckx fan or simply love stunning bicycles, here is a chance to own a legendary road bike model!

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Frame & Fork Eddy Merckx Professional - Columbus SL tubing
Front Derailleur Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur Campagnolo Super Record
Headset Campagnolo Super Record
Crankset Campagnolo Super Record; 170 mm; 52/45; Merckx pantographed
Bottom Bracket Campagnolo Record
Stem 3ttt; 12 cm; Merckx pantographed
Stem bar 3ttt; 41 cm
Shifters Campagnolo Record
Brakes Campagnolo Record
Brake levers Campagnolo Super Record
Hubs Campagnolo Record; 6-speed; 20/14 ratio
Rims Nisi; 700C tubulars
Tires Pevani Corsa Servizio Corse; 622 tubulats
Seat post Campagnolo Super Record
Seat Italia Superleggera
Handlebar tape Cotton cloth tape
Pedal not included
Chain Shimano
Seat Tube (c-t): 55 cm
Top Tube (c-c): 54 cm
Head Tube: 13 cm
Standover: 80 cm
Calculate my size Recommended inseam length: 81.5 cm - 84.5 cm
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