The underbidder for this bike was Stefan Schaefter who has some really nice bikes on his website: http://www.speedbicycles.ch/. It's hard to imagine any upside left regarding resale though. Jay Van De Velde Seal Beach
BobHoveyGa@aol.com wrote:In a message dated 10/10/2004 5:32:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time, classicrendezvous Steve writes:
> 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
>Holy cats! I know that some of my students could get the components to
>shine like that using the chrome filter in Photoshop, but someone spent some
>serious time at the buffer with those parts! I think what you're seeing is
>a whole lot of Euros for a whole lot of shine.--
>Steve Barner, who wouldn't want to have to keep parts looking that good in
It looks like most of the parts have been chromed except possibly the handlebars, toe clips and maybe a few front derailleur parts (and the anodized rims and stem of course).
I wonder if this is a manufacturer's show bike or the labor of love of some individual?