Category Archives: Merckx Mondays
All photos by Andy White
Having just let go of my beauty last year (my Stuttgart Pista, not a girl), I know how hard it is to say goodbye. Andy’s had to make that decision recently, forcing him to sell his beautiful MX-Leader track bike. Like my Stuttgart, his MXL represented his brand and his shop, FYXO Hub. But that doesn’t mean when you sell it, you can’t take it out for one last photo shoot. And like a good friend, he sent these my way!
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While I didn’t get the chance to do a Shop Visit at Pushbike, I did manage to get some great Merckx Mondays content. Sarah has quite the collection of Eddy Merckx memorabilia at the shop, so if you haven’t been, you should really check it out. For now, see more below!
It’s never too late for a quick Merckx Mondays is it? Thanks to Chas of the Messenger Mansion for the supplied art and you can see two more gems below.
I’m gonna make this a real quick one because my flight’s about to board. Yesterday in Dolores Park, I met Adam from Montano Velo, where he had his gorgeous 10th Anniversary Merckx road with him. This is a quick Merckx Mondays, but enjoy some more details below!
Photo by Khalil Najjar
This Merckx Mondays is from all over the globe, beginning with Sydney where Khalil spotted this Motorola outside a popular bakery. At first, I thought this was his Fyxo-acquired MXL, but alas, it’s another rider’s beaut.
Molteni shirts? Sure! These aren’t quite available yet but when they are, I’ll letcha know. They’re gonna be good and that’s not the only Eddy Merckx-inspired shirt for this week’s Merckx Mondays. There’s one more shirt in today’s post, along with a crazy Merckx time trial bike, sent in by a reader.
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The Eddy Merckx Motorola livery might just be the most famous paint scheme in American cycling. I bumped into this bike while In Sydney a few weeks back. Gorgeous huh? But it’s not so peachy for Mr. Merckx these days. He’s facing charges in a Belgian police graft case… Yikes!
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This Eddy Merckx Panasonic road frame was crashed in a criterium race this year. Its mangled stays are hanging in Affinity Cycles in Brooklyn. How’s that for a Merckx Mondays post? Be careful out there guys
A few weeks back, I received this email out of the blue. Having sold all of my Eddy Merckx bikes, it made me a little sad. I wish I could keep every bike that I’ve owned but it’s not financially possible for me. Knowing that this frame went to a good home, I’m left with all the rides I did on it and the photos I took. Both of which are good enough for me. Putting in miles on an Eddy Merckx influenced how I wanted my Bishop to ride. I admire the Belgian geometry and even the chevrons and colors of the Eddy Merckx frames.
This bike and my Eddy Merckx pista in a lot of ways, made this blog into what it is today. They’re icons…
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So if you can’t tell, I’m holding out on posting big photo sets for now. I’ve got a new site on the way, with new galleries to fill and I don’t want to have to re-post it all on the new WordPress format. Bear with me for the next week, it’ll be live a few days before NAHBS, giving you plenty of time to familiarize yourself with the new formatting.
Other issues resolved include the shit, shit server speeds and iPod / iPhone / iPad compatibility. It’ll also be easier to see what you want on the site. If you only want to watch videos, or Beautiful Bicycles or photosets, you’ll be able to. The new PiNP is the result of many, many hours of programming and it’s worth the wait, promise.
Till then, here’s a solitary photo for Merckx Mondays.