Grant McLean wrote:
> Many riders had a history of constantly making changes to their
> positions. Merckx certainly one of the most picky. In the video
> of the 1976 paris-roubaix, "a sunday in hell", Eddy gets off his
> bike just after the roll out, and borrows a spanner from another
> team car, and goes to adjusting his saddle. Classic! (cut)
There is a famous sequence in the movie "La Course en Tete" showing Eddy Merckx adjusting his saddle height while racing in the 1973 World Championships at Barcelona! His endless tweaking of his saddle height was an effort to find a pain free position on his bike, the result of a back injury sustained in a motor pacing crash early in his career (his pacer/coach was killed).
Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California