A beautiful classic road bike: Eddy Merckx 10th Anniversary.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Eddy Merckx bicycles were some of the best road bike frames and therefore the choice of many professional teams. It dominated the peloton with its extremely well-made triangle of light and rigid Columbus SLX or TSX tubes.

Eddy Merckx 10th Anniversary road bike catalog

Eddy Merckx 10th anniversary road bike
Eddy Merckx 10th Anniversary road bike

From the Eddy Merckx 10th Anniversary catalog:

“In celebration of ten years of bicycles bearing the Eddy Merckx name, Eddy has elected to produce this limited edition bicycle. Columbus’ new TBX tubing brazed in Eddy’s Century Geometry gives the 10th Anniversary bicycle its incomparable ride. Special 10th Anniversary graphics set this limited production bicycle apart. Each frame is numbered and accompanied by a special Giordana LI-TECH short sleeve jersey available only with the purchase of an Eddy Merckx 10th Anniversary frame.”

Tubing: Columbus TSX.
Lugs: Investment cast bridgeless bottom bracket shell, flat fork crown, and lug set.
Dropouts: Campagnolo.
Braze-ons: Front derailleur mount, shift lever bosses, internal top tube rear brake cable guides, 2 water bottle mounts, pump peg, chain hanger.
Chrome: Chainstays and fork tips.
Sizes: 47-62 cm center-to-center with 1 cm increments.
Colors: Midnite Blue / Pearl White with Orange and Yellow accents, and special 10th Anniversary graphics.

The Eddy Merckx 10th Anniversary bike is Available with Nisi rims, Vittoria tires, Cinelli or 3TTT bar and stem, San Marco saddle, and choice of Campagnolo or Shimano component group.

Eddy Merckx Team 7-Eleven Road Bike 1990

In the late 1980s, an American team has started to shine in the European cycling scene: the 7-Eleven Cycling Team.

Founded by Jim Ochowicz, a former U.S. Olympic cyclist, in 1981, The 7-Eleven team (then went under the name of Motorola) raced on Eddy Merckx bikes from 1989 to 1996 7-Eleven.

From the 1990 catalog of Eddy Merckx bikes, 7-Eleven team bike
From the 1990 catalog of Eddy Merckx bikes, 7-Eleven team bike (Image: Tears for Gears) The only American winner of the Giro d’Italia (1988), Andy Hampsten was in the 7-Eleven team roster.

From the catalog:

“Columbus TSX tubing and racing geometry make the Team 7-Eleven quick and efficient. Team colors, with full chrome fork and rear triangle.”

Tubing: Columbus TSX.
Lugs: Investment cast bridgeless bottom bracket shell, flat fork crown, and lug set.
Dropouts: Campagnolo.
Braze-ons: Front derailleur mount, shift lever bosses, internal top tube rear brake cable guides, 2 water bottle mounts, pump peg, chain hanger.
Chrome: Chainstays and fork tips.
Sizes: 47-62 cm center-to-center with 1 cm increments.
Colors: Team Red/Green

Eddy Merckx Corsa 1990

Eddy Merckx Corsa 1990 catalog
Eddy Merckx Corsa 1990 Image: Tears for Gears

From the catalog:

“Columbus SL tubing with road racing geometry. Full investment cast lug set with flat fork crown.”

Tubing: Columbus SL.
Lugs: Investment cast bridgeless bottom bracket shell, flat fork crown, and lug set.
Dropouts: Campagnolo.
Braze-ons: Front derailleur hanger, shift lever bosses, 2 water bottle mounts, pump peg, chain hanger.
Chrome: Right chainstays and fork tips.
Sizes: 47-65 cm center-to-center with 1 cm increments.

Colors:

  • Faema (White w/Red Panels)
  • Azzurro Cobalto
  • Team 7-Eleven

Available with Nisi rims, Vittoria tires, Cinelli or 3TTT bar and stem, San Marco saddle, and choice of Campagnolo or Shimano component group.

Image: Tears for Gears

Eddy Merckx Pista 1990

Track bike by Eddy Merckx cycles.

Eddy Merckx 10th Anniversary Pista 1990
Eddy Merckx Pista 1990. Image: Cadre.org

From the catalog:

“Columbus SL track frame with a geometry suitable for all track events. Investment cast bottom bracket and lugs. Limited production.”

Tubing: Columbus SL.
Lugs: Investment cast bridgeless bottom bracket shell, fork crown, and lug set.
Dropouts: Campagnolo Track.
Chrome: Fork and chainstays.
Sizes: 50-62 cm center-to-center with 1 cm increments.
Colors: Record Blue.

Available with Nisi rims, Vittoria tires, Cinelli or 3TTT bar and stem, San Marco saddle, and Campagnolo Pista group.

Image: Cadre.org

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