The legendary Eddy Merckx is turning 70 years old this year, on June 17, 2015. To celebrate, the bike brand that bears his name, the Eddy Merckx Cycles is producing a limited edition, modern, high quality stainless steel racing bike: Eddy 70. There will only 70 examples be produced, and first specimen (No 1) has already been reserved for Eddy Merckx himself. The other 69 bikes will be available from September at a selection of bike stores.
The frames of the new bike will be TiG-welded, painted and polished in-house at the Eddy Merck Cycles factory in Zellik. Since Eddy Merckx has always been the most prominent ambassador for Campagnolo, the famous Italian brand has agreed for the first time to customize their components used in this limited-edition bike.
Price information (from eddy70.com)
This extraordinary limited edition bike is hand made and comes at the price of € 14,000 / $ 17,500 of which the first 25% is to be paid immediately (€ 3,500 / $4,375) by credit card, a second 25% within 24 hours after placing your order, and the remaining 50% is to be paid after your personal production process is finished. The price includes everything from bike, transport costs and import duties to photo book and personalization by the greatest cyclist ever.
As of 28 January you can place your order for one of the 69 other bikes through this website. It will be specially built for you by Johan Vranckx, Eddy Merckx’s “inside man”.