Category Archives: Eddy Merckx
Merckx Mondays
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I keep going through my hard drive and finding little gems like this. If you’ve ever seen the old Eddy Merckx Professional catalog photos, then you’ve seen this frame before. These gold-plated Merckx frames are extremely rare. So rare that this is the only one I’ve seen and it was sitting on the counter at Shifter Bikes when I visited Dan last month.

The original finish is still intact, save for where the precious owner’s sweat caused the plating to chip off. This patina tells a story and I can only hope that it’ll never have a respray.

Check out a few more photos below.
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Aug 25, 2014 1 comment
Merckx Mondays
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Gabriele Benvenuti’s Merckx illustrations make the cannibal look like Superman. Although I suppose he wasn’t that far off. Check out more at Gabriele’s portfolio site.

Aug 11, 2014 Comments are OFF
Merckx Mondays
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A few years back, I posted about these shoes, which I still have in my possession (obviously). While they’re no longer NOS – after a few rides on the track bike – they are in still pristine condition. As a matter of face, I have all three of these shoes in the “Related” sidebar, all sitting in my office now after living in storage containers for years. I’m not sure what sparked this particular Merckx Mondays, other than seeing Golden Saddle Cyclery using their Merckx Adidas shoe box to hold limes when I was in LA last week…

Nothing wrong with that!

Jul 28, 2014 1 comment
Merckx Mondays
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This is, without a doubt, the best Eddy Merckx Professional restoration I’ve ever seen. Andy really took this job above and beyond, both in final build and historical documentation. Head over to FYXO for this insane Professional photoset!

For reference, see the catalog photo below.

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Jul 14, 2014 3 comments
Merckx Mondays
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If there is one man who is truly obsessed with Eddy Merckx, it’s Bret Horton of the Horton Collection. To celebrate this obsession – that I think we all have, at least in some capacity – the Horton Collection is offering a limited run of Eddy Merckx lithographs.

So how many of these 20″ x 24″ prints were made? You guessed it, 525.

Pick up a set at the Horton Collection.

Jun 16, 2014 Comments are OFF
Merckx Mondays
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Artist Richard Pool makes yet another submission to Merckx Mondays with his cycling-inspired Nike shoe illustration. Molteni SBs anyone? Follow Richard on Instagram and thanks for sharing this work man!

Jun 9, 2014 1 comment
Merckx Mondays
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Few people go through this degree of pain and few’s faces will ever be this iconic. Celebrate Eddy Merckx’s pain with this screen print from the Foot Down! Thanks for sharing, Ty.

May 19, 2014 1 comment