Posts Tagged ‘eddy merckx’

The Eddy files.

July 17, 2011

I have never seen such a massive collection of Eddy Merckx photographs and scans in one place, the grip is something else… There’s even a bunch of family photos up in there!

Unfortunately the owner has disabled the ability to download the files so I can’t show them here (screenshots come in handy mind you) but do yourself a favour and click through for 600% of Merckx goodness.

View this grip right here.

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The Cannibal, Crushing.

November 25, 2010

A great bit of Cannibal footage. Now then, a question… Does anyone know where I can get/watch Eddy Merckx ‘in the vicinity of a cup of coffee’ from 73? I have only read of it and would love to peep it… so if you know, please get in touch!

Le Coq Sportif and the Maillot Jaune.

September 24, 2010

The above shot of Eddy Merckx with his wave of trailing riders is incredible.

Le Coq Sportif.

Cannibal Attack.

June 22, 2010

Bit of a wobble-cam fest later on but great viewing nevertheless.

Mo Lust.

June 18, 2010

More banging bikes just added over at Speed Bicycles. The quality of the cycles on this website is astonishing, so much good stuff. Great work fellas, keep em coming!

7-Eleven Huffy.

May 28, 2010

“I asked John to build it light for the mountains but it needed to put up with some bad roads,” Hampsten said. “It was light but I know John was fairly conservative about going too light. His geometry is perfect; I never felt it wouldn’t get me out of the way when I was going around or through a crash, yet on the bad road conditions we experienced it was never unstable.”

“The year after ’88 we had Eddy Merckx as our bike supplier,” he continued. “He is the master at fitting bikes to riders and taught us not to get hung up on light bikes. Why save seconds on a climb and lose minutes on a descent? Slawta certainly has an old world style of making bikes that go up and downhill properly.”

Real nice read this one. Read the rest here.
Big up Hardysan for the heads.

Giro Mania. 1974.

May 7, 2010

Speaking of Shoes.

April 14, 2010

Shouts to Jon, did you win the bid?

Essential Viewing.

October 30, 2009

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If you like cycling and you know of the man Eddy Merckx you should endeavour to get your mitts on this.

La Course en tete/The greatest show on earth is a fantastic documentary and a great chance to see ‘The Cannibal’ in all his glory.

The DVD is split into two films. The first is La Course en Tete ( head of the course ) and focuses on Merckx himself and his great career.

The second film is The Greatest Show on Earth, and a very captivating film on the 1974 Giro d’Italia. It shows Merckx, and all his rivals very well. You’ll come away cheering for Jose Manuel Fuente, the greatest climber of his generation who was one of the only men with the grit to attack Merckx.

Honestly this is a great watch and for anyone who loves a bit of old footage this is like the holy grail.

Merckx and Mini.

April 1, 2009

Loving this T-Shirt from Aussie streetwear label P.A.M aka Perks and Mini.

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For those who don’t know, here is it’s origin:
The original Eddy Merckx headtube badge logo.

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Speaking of Merckx headtubes, I love this:

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Now I would have liked to put up a link on where you can find the T-shirt to grip for yourself but unfortunately today google has failed me. Sorry folks. Blame google.

More Merckx.

March 31, 2009

His hour record attempt… on film yo!

More Eddy Merckx

January 20, 2009

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Here is Eddy Merckx again, during his triumphant attempt at breaking the hour record distance by riding 49.431 km in an hour.

Although adorned with Windsor stickers at the time, the actual bike used during the record is now well-known to be a highly custom Colnago Pista equipped with various parts of magnesium and titanium that were provided by Pino Morroni.

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Also peep this older Spinwell post of his hour record bike.

Spotlight

January 20, 2009

On Velosniper

Anonymously sharing my thoughts on the internet bike-part landscape.

Basically Mr Velo and his co-snipers spend most of their time scouting around on the Interweb looking for rare and exciting bicycle parts and then telling everyone about them. I like it!

Peep this one off Eddy Merckx Low pro I spotted on their blogspot.
Sold. $790…. including shipping.

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Sold. $790 including shipping.

from the 90s. the frame is in good condition with few chips. this frame was special produced by eddy merckx for a pro race driver. the saddle tube is very special at the top with an extension and two seat bolts. it was made for more stability for a large driver.

Eddy Merckx hour record bike

December 2, 2008

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Eddy Merckx’s 1972 Hour Record bicycle, on display at Eddy Merckx metro station in Brussels.
Eddy Merckx set a record of 49.431km (30.715 mi) that stood for 12 years.


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