Eddy Merckx – the greatest cyclist of all times. Especially known for his years with the Molteni team and his early days with Faema where he won most of his victories. After 1976 his dominance on the cycling scene was over but yet he still competed for 2 more years.
In 1977 Fiat created a team for him and with the help from De Rosa and Kessels the team rode bicycles with his name on it.
This bike is built by Kessels – known by the compass on the fork crowns and the grooves on the steerer tube. A really stiff and strong frame built in Reynolds 531 tubing it’s exactly like the bikes the Fiat team rode in the 77.
In this example it’s built with a complete Campagnolo Record with 1st generation Super Record parts – including the rear derailleur, chainrings and brake levers.
|Hub / Rim||Campagnolo Record / Super Champion Record du Monde|
|Freewheel / Chain||Regina Oro 13-21 / KMC Z8||Crankset / Pedals||Campagnolo Super Record / Campagnolo Record Superleggeri|
|Shifter levers / derailleurs||Campagnolo Record / Campagnolo Super Record 1st Gen / Campagnolo Record|
|Seatpost / saddle||Campagnolo Super Record 27.0 / Cinelli Unicanitor||Brakes / Levers||Campagnolo Record / Campagnolo Super Record|
|Headset / Bottom Bracket||Campagnolo Record / Campagnolo Record|
|Stem / Handlebar||Cinelli 1R / Cinelli 66 Campione del Mondo|
|Clips / Straps||Christophe / Christophe|
|Seat tube||580 mm C-T|
|Top tube||565 mm C-C|
|Total weight||9.75 kg|