Early 80s Eddy Merckx

AndyMart

The Number Of The Beast
This popped up on ebay a while back, I've desired a early merckx for a while having lusted after a frameset on hillary stone and just not having the money to buy it. So I sent the seller a message asking about size and condition, thanked him for his time and told him I would be bidding. A couple of days later he got back in touch to say as the seat post was stuck he was ending the auction and the bike was mine if I was still interested, all he wanted was a donation to a Parkinsons charity in return. After a 300 mile round trip the bike was mine including an additional dura ace wheel.
 

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AndyMart

The Number Of The Beast
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After stripping the bike including the stuck seatpost, I built it up with period campagnolo to test fit. Then took it apart again to send for paint.
 

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AndyMart

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There was only going to be one choice of colour scheme. I'm a big fan of Eddy's Molteni team bikes. The plan is once rebuilt, and when life gets back to something like normality, to do some charity rides for Parkinsons on it.
 

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AndyMart

The Number Of The Beast
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It's deffo an early one, had been resprayed in later colours at the merckx factory.
 

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dan73uk

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AndyMart":oa5boqe2 said:
There was only going to be one choice of colour scheme. I'm a big fan of Eddy's Molteni team bikes. The plan is once rebuilt, and when life gets back to something like normality, to do some charity rides for Parkinsons on it.


What group are you going for - Panto Super Record?
 

AndyMart

The Number Of The Beast
It's getting super and nuovo record, as in the built up pic but a different chainset. Would love the panto bits the early bikes came with.
 
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