Whoever had the paint gun in hand at Eddy Merckx the day this frame rolled out definitely had something else on their mind.
NB’s Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra.
This is his first road bike, and the equivalent of your first car being a Lamborghini Miura – but with a twist.
Rip out the 1980s running gear and replace the transmission with 2011 Campagnolo Athena 11s thanks to Velomine.
A harmonious blend that is easy on the eye, and silky smooth on the shift.
NOS Cinelli Giro D’Italia bars, Eddy Merckx pantographed Cinelli XA stem, Campagnolo Chorus seat pillar and San Marco Regal saddle keep this looking ‘period’ enough to appease the retro-grouch in me.
The Ultra-torque engraved cranks are a subtle throwback to original C-Record issue.
Shifterbikes hand built hoops utilising H Plus sons Archetypes with Parigi-Roubaix Challenger tyres set this off.
Ready to ride, and ride hard.
If this tickles your fancy, you know where to come.