Eddy Merckx pursuit/crono/time trial frameset, measuring 59cm c-c along the seat tube.
Made from cutting-edge Columbus MAX tubing, with the unique MAX lugs on show. MAX tubing was notable for its bi-ovalised form (the tubes are gently crimped horizontally at one end, and vertically at the other end), in addition to being very thin and stiff. It was regarded as a great tubeset for taller riders, although of course everyone can enjoy its qualities!
Building a MAX bike takes a great deal of skill, and this Eddy Merckx is a great example of the correct way to do it. Ex-team bike, with the serial sticker on the top tube!
130mm rear spacing, perfect for building up with a mid-’90s Campagnolo Ergopower groupset.
Take care – 622 rear wheel and 571 front wheel – sloping top tube to get you down low !
In good, used condition. Has several small chips to the paint, and a very minor but visible dent on the top tube. See the 8th picture for details. The price reflects this !
Includes Suntour headset, which is in excellent condition.
Seat tube c-c: 59cm
Seat tube c-t: 61.5cm
Top tube c-c: 61cm
Head tube: 118mm
Rear spacing: 130mm
Seatpost diameter: 27.2mm
Bottom bracket thread: ITA
Headset: 1″ threaded
Wheelbase (appox): 98cm
Wheel size: 28 (700c) rear / 26 (571) front