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Eddie Merckx's Bike on Ebay..Yeah Right!(11 posts)

Eddie Merckx's Bike on Ebay..Yeah Right!VaughnA
Nov 7, 2003 11:49 AM
I just saw this one! Guy claims it's Eddies personal bike from last year. Any proof? And they have Lances bike at my local TREK dealer!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3636262620&category=7298
Could be. Check his history and other auctionsDave Hickey
Nov 7, 2003 11:59 AM
He has some history selling Merckx.
Check the headtube on Eddie's rigteoteoteo
Nov 7, 2003 12:17 PM
Just an observation that Eddie's rig has quite the head tube for a 54.
Check the headtube on Eddie's rigPMC
Nov 7, 2003 12:39 PM
If that's a stock geometry 54 compact, the top tube should be around 58.5 cm
I wouldn't put a higher bid for fat eddie maybe for thin eddieandy02
Nov 7, 2003 12:14 PM
Looking at eddie now I would think the bike was at least low milage anyway!
Low mileage or not, the fatFez
Nov 7, 2003 12:35 PM
Eddy would have put a heck of a lot of stress on various parts of the bike.

Then again, a high mileage, thin and powerful Eddy may have resulted in stress on some other parts.
36 spoke wheels suggest it's really Eddy's ;-) (nm)geeker
Nov 7, 2003 12:34 PM
Couple of points.AaronL
Nov 7, 2003 2:16 PM
The seller does not point out the virtual size of the bike. Eddie is pretty tall, and he rides a 58-59 CM frame. This bike has a tall headtube, but it's not a full comapct frame, my guess is it's about a 56. Plus, it has a 13 cm stem. Eddie is adamant about building bikes that fit a rider with an 11cm stem. Granted, the seller could have swapped out the stem, but a short tt and an 11 stem would probably be way too short for Eddie's size.
Eddie wouldn't put the valve caps on. No way. nmSpunout
Nov 8, 2003 4:47 AM
The frame is way too small for the big belgin . (NM)High Gear
Nov 8, 2003 7:16 AM
many good honest sellers on ebayjbean
Nov 9, 2003 6:59 AM
I think in the cycling area; sprtymama, ebikediscount, and bikesdirect all sell lots of stuff and have great ratings. And then there are lots of 'used' sellers that are good and honest too.
At least the feedback system that ebay has lets you know the background of a seller. I think it is a really smart idea - does not keep crooks off -- but it is like a warning to the buyer -- no feedback -- look out! Lots of good feedback -- come on in ; the water is fine