For Sale 1981 Eddy Merckx Professional 57cm road bike, Columbus SL, Campagnolo Record

Selling one of my personal bikes to fund something else - a very nice 1981 Eddy Merckx road bike, 'Professional' model. Ideal Eroica bike. It's a steel Columbus SL frameset (although apparently the transfers are wrong for 1981) - 57cm centre to top, 56cm top tube and 13.5cm head tube - medium to large size. It has at some stage been fully restored inc. paint job - looks great. There's a blemish bubbling on top tube just under the brake cable and a minor bit of corrosion on fork tops - see pic, but overall it's really good, 9/10 - all works and rides well. Lovely EM details on frame and panto on chainset and brake levers.

The groupset is Campagnolo Record 12 speed inc. brakes, chainset, front & rear mechs, small flange hubs, alloy headset, gear levers. Rear mech date stamped 1981. Brake levers and hoods are a bit marked but all else in great condition. EM crank caps, bar tape plugs and bottle. MKS quill alloy pedals & chrome steel toe clips, leather straps. Cinelli Via Folli 27.2mm seatpost (new), Cinelli Volare SLX saddle, Cinelli 90mm quill stem & Cinelli Criterium 65-40 bars. 700c Mavic G40 clincher rims with new Schwalbe Lugano tan wall 25c tyres, stainless double butted spokes. A fantastic period bike. £999 open to decent close'ish offers.

We're in New Milton, in the New Forest - Hampshire/Dorset border for viewing. newforestbikeproject dot org

Sorry can’t dismantle, pack or post for couriers, would rather you see it first and be happy but if you want to arrange your own courier at your risk that can take it as it is, let us know first - maybe try Shiply or Anyvan for a quote.​

 

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