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Eddy Merckx

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Merckx logotype.

About Eddy Merckx.
Edouard Louis Joseph, Baron Merckx (born June 17, 1945 in Meensel-Kiezegem, Vlaams Brabant, Belgium), known as Eddy Merckx, is a former Belgian professional cyclist. Merckx, regarded as the greatest and most successful cyclist of all time, established several world cycling records, some of which remain unbroken to this day. Merckx was nicknamed "the cannibal" because he wanted to win every race he participated in, never "arranging" a race with another competitor. Other nicknames were "the Einstein of the two-wheelers", and, courtesy of Jacques Goddet, "Le GĂ©ant" (The Giant).

Early successes in stage racing and single day races.
Merckx started competing in 1961. In 1964, he was selected for the road race at the 1964 Summer Olympics, and finished 12th place. In the same year, he became world champion in the amateur category, before turning professional in 1965 with the Peugeot cycling team. In 1966 he won the first of seven editions of Milan-San Remo. He started his first grand tour at the 1967 Giro d'Italia. He won his first stage here and finished seventh overall. Later that year he outsprinted Jan Janssen to become world champion in the professional category in Heerlen, The Netherlands.

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Cadre has a great an extensive list of serial numbers and descriptions for a variety of Eddy Merckx steel frames.

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Eddy Merckx logo.

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Eddy Merckx logo.

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Eddy Merckx logotype.

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Eddy Merckx decal set - Black letters with Gold outline. (source: available for purchase at Bicycle Decals).

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Eddy Merckx Faema theme decals. (source: available for purchase at Bicycle Decals).

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Eddy Merckx Head or Seat Tube Decal.(source: available for purchase at Bicycle Decals).

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1986 Eddy Merckx tube decal.

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Eddy Merckx tube decal.

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Eddy Merckx tube decal.

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1986 Eddy Merckx tube decal.

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Eddy Merckx.
(photo by Stephan Vanfleteren. Panos Pictures. via Art Rabbit and Host Gallery)

EDDY MERCKX BICYCLES

While Merckx has an extensive product line, here are just a few.

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2008 Eddy Merckx track.

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Eddy Merckx Molteni.

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Eddy Merckx frames.

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1980s Eddy Merckx frames. (source: Tears For Gears)

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1985 Eddy Merckx frame.

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1986 Eddy Merckx frame.

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