Merckx Mondays Jun 14, 2010

Photo by Emiliano Granado

Uh oh. Merckx bikes are showing up in fashion photos! Well, Outlier photo shoots anyway. To promote their new Ultralight Pants, the guys from Outlier went over to Broad Channel, Queens to shoot some dusk photos. The model here’s riding a nice 7-Eleven re-issue built with Record components.

Seriously great build! More on the pants later. For now, it’s a Merckx Mondays filled with thousand dollar production frames and gorgeous pista builds!

Read on below.

Is a TSX Century Merckx road frameset worth over $7,000? eBay says yes. This has to be a scam!

Personally, I’d rather get ahold of this build from Superb Bicycle in Boston. At least you’ll be able to ride away with it from the shop (as long as you’ve got Super Record pedals with you!). Everyone remembers this frame right? If it’s your size (58ctc), call up the shop. It’s for sale!


Last but not least, Boonen reminds us that “We’re All Cannibals”. This shit is way cheesy. When I first saw it, I was pretty put-off. Then I saw this quote from Bike Snob:

According to the reader, the Cannibal himself, Eddy Merckx, had this to say:

“I find it too aggressive, way too overpowering. I was shocked when I saw the ad campaign. This is too provocative, but I no longer seem to get it. I’ve become too old. I also didn’t have any say in it, my company has been sold.”

Thank God for Eddy!

  • John

    That ad is such meme-bait, just begging for some Fark Photoshop jobs and a million 140 character mensies jokes. Maybe that’s what they want.

  • heath

    first cocaine, now blood.

  • J

    Yea, I was bidding on that Century, went from 381-660-8something to 7700 in 3 minutes. The seller re-listed it as a buy-it-now for 800 plus 45 shipping which ended in less than a minute before I knew what was going on…

    Maybe next time.

  • paolo nieva

    helmets + outlier = fashion no no

  • cloudy_feind
  • emiliano

    yo john,

    this bike is full centaur. sorry to disappoint!