Vintage Eddy Merckx 1977 Kessels Bicycle in Fiat Team Colours RARE. Restored Vintage Eddy Merckx Livered 1977 Kessels Bicycle in Fiat Team Colours. Built using period Campagnolo 1st Generation Super Record parts and keeping to the original Eddy Merckx /Fiat Team specifications. The frame was found in Ghent Velodrome in 2018 and restored to a high Standard by one of the best frame restorers in the UK. The frame number is #266 which dates the frame to 1977.
A full restoration log and pictures has been made and the equipment is dated to match the year.. This is a rare opportunity to acquire one of the rarest bikes of the Eddy Merckx period.Please look at the pictures they have just been taken. 1977 #266 Kessels Built in Belgium with Reynolds 531 Tubing with Compass forks crownsRestored to a very high standard by one of the UKs leading frame re-finishers and using period decals and paint colour and technique. Campagnolo 1st Generation Super Record Rear Mech and dated 1977/8 Super Record Chainset, Gears and Brakes. Using a Cinelli Record 130mm stem and Double Crested Cinelli Handlebars, as used by the 1977 Fiat Team. Campagnolo Record hubs fitted with Fiamme Ergal rims and Clement Tubulars keep this build authentic and within the Eddy Merckx Fiat Team Racing period. Every details has been thought about, the restoration has taken over 12 months to complete and assembled with care. The frame was found during a trip to Kuipke Velodrome in Ghent in 2018, the frame was hiding under a table at the annual Historic cycle meeting. I have the original pictures (before and after) and have documented each stage of the restoration.
Having used a catalogue of over 40 photographs to identify and certify the parts used with the 1977/8 season that Eddy Merckx raced with Team Fiat, I hope it has captured the essence of one of the rarest bike of this period. Please look at the pictures in great detail as they form part of the description, please use zoom. Note: This item is listed with as much information as I can give about the quality, scratches; imperfections and condition. Please call for more information and I will be glad to ask any questions.
The item "Vintage Eddy Merckx 1977 Kessels Reynolds 531 Bicycle in Fiat Team Colours RARE" is in sale since Saturday, February 29, 2020. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Cycling\Bikes".The seller is "diggers158" and is located in Glossop. This item can be shipped worldwide.