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    70 special merckx steel bikes.

    Eddy merckx turns 70 years old on June 17, 2015.

    To commemorate, the factory will produce 70 limited edition steel bikes.

    They will be made from Columbus Xcr (stainless) steel painted in Feama livery.

    Cost will be 14,000 Euro each (the whole bike I think).

    See link if interested.

    No connection, just translating and summarizing for you here.

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    sweet bike, lovely piece of history
    outside my pay grade
    if I was stupid rich I'd buy one
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    still not figgering on biggering

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    Quote Originally Posted by atpjunkie View Post
    sweet bike, lovely piece of history
    outside my pay grade
    if I was stupid rich I'd buy one
    I don't get the "piece of history". Nothing on the bike, including the frame (Columbus SS) is remotely close to anything of Merckx era. It's all new era.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibericb View Post
    I don't get the "piece of history". Nothing on the bike, including the frame (Columbus SS) is remotely close to anything of Merckx era. It's all new era.
    +1. It's even got a sloping top tube

    Clearly Eddy has nothing to do with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibericb View Post
    I don't get the "piece of history". Nothing on the bike, including the frame (Columbus SS) is remotely close to anything of Merckx era. It's all new era.
    a limited edition bike (and book) that honors his birthday. It's new school but harkens back to Faema. Eddy isn't a luddite, he loves technology so I see it as a extension. I mean you could buy probably 6 or 7 mint MXLs for the money....
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