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Limited-edition Merckx steel bike carries $17,500 price tag

Published January 27, 2015

BRUSSELS (BRAIN) — In honor of “The Cannibal’s” 70th birthday, Eddy Merckx Cycles is introducing a limited run of 70 steel racing bikes — the EDDY70, priced at $17,500 — as the forerunner of the company’s upcoming Heritage collection of steel performance road models.

Launched at a Brussels event attended by Merckx himself Tuesday night, the EDDY70 can be ordered exclusively at Each bike will be numbered, and buyers can choose where Merckx signs the frame.

The EDDY70 frame’s Columbus XCr seamless steel tubes are TIG welded, and the complete bike comes with a carbon fork, Campagnolo Super Record group and EDDY70-signature Campy Bora Ultra 35 wheels.

The new Heritage collection, meanwhile, will be available at dealers starting in September.

“These are neither retro bikes nor something for fixie lovers; they are ultramodern, state-of-the-art racing bikes, improved with the best Columbus steel alloys and designed for superior performance,” the company stated in a release.

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