The best bicycle racer of all time!

Click on images to see a larger view.                                 Updated 12.19.2017

   Eddy Merckx branded bicycles were made by various select builders/manufacturers in the 1970s:
    Italy's Pela, Masi, Colnago, DeRosa, Britain's Falcon, Belgium's Kessels & Terryn, France's Jeunet & Starnord, Switzerland's Allegro and Japan's Miyata. 
   And then in 1980, Eddy Merckx opened his own workshop in
Meise, Belgium. Eddy sold his company in 2014.

2010 bicycle line catalog cover

Who made the bikes Eddy actually rode during his career?  HERE

The early years


 Worlds Championship jersey and
1971 Tour de France.

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 Eddy Merckx bicycle serial number registry  HERE
made in Eddy's workshop (other country's serial numbers maybe later)

Jean Boijen's very interesting Merckx Pista bicycle: made by ?


The Hour Record: History and Controversy
Oct 25, 1972, Eddy set an astounding record that would last for many years.

Eddy and the Hour
Bicycle Guide magazine article, March 1991
Click to down load Acrobat pdf files 
(Scans courtesy Mark Bulgier)

1972 Hour Record bike (one of two?) built by Colnago
photo by Tom Maloney ~Cycling News


Excerpt from "La Course en TÍte" or "Head Of the Field", featuring
the record-setting Hour Record in Mexico City on October 25th, 1972


Eddy opened his own frame building shop in 1980:

Eddy and his mentor, Ugo DeRosa

Views of the Merckx factory

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 1980 Eddy Merckx
as seen on eBay by  seller "henczy"
The description:  First Generation Eddy Merckx/Ugo De Rosa road bike from 1980 in excellent vintage condition! High-end model (A6) from the first year of the Belgian road bike manufacture, made with Columbus tubes and Campagnolo drop outs, designed by Eddy Merckx with the assistance of Ugo de Rosa! "

Kevin Kruger's aero tubed #E 2534


1982 complete pro bike
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Early 1980s Merckx made bike, serial #E 5306.
The chrome lugs make this an unusual version.

 Matthew Simon's Pista # E 9701


Genuine  7-11 Team bike  #A 9816

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