Well, I guess if you find a 21 year-old bike in a more or less factory condition, and on top of that from Merckx, who enjoys great renown over here, and, top end this long sentence, the parts are chromed, this price seems reasonable. Evidently just to two people, but that is enough at an auction. Nice chromed freewheel, too. Looks like a new chain, though. The only part I don´t get is why the parts are mixed. I don´t believe Merckx brought it out like this, but then that only shows that the seller put a lot of effort into a new frame. More power to him. I wouldn´t mind a sale like that ...
Kim Klakow Berlin, Germany
> I thought that my snipe bid of 800 euros might go somewhere with this Eddy
> Merckx bike, but as you can see, it didn't even register. I know this bike
> was interesting, but can somebody explain the final price of over $2800
> for a 1983 Merckx bike? It has a 50th anniversary front derailleur and
> pedals, Campagnolo freewheel, and either highly polished or as per the
> description chromed parts.
> Steven Maasland
> Moorestown, NJ