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CyclesMakaron 09-18-19 12:56 AM

Eddy Merckx early colors
 
1980: Marc IWC v.r.d. - Mr Van Impe in the centre of a relaxed bunch of cyclists (Col du Galibier - TdF 1980). The blue frame of a company that has already existed for 3 months.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b0b9049c84.jpg
1981: IWC Imex - Patrick Sercu, the best friend of his bicycle manufacturer. Yellow in a beautiful shade.https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d5a3550da6.jpg
198x: underage champion of Belgium on a fancy silver bicycle.https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...259d8d880f.jpg
198x: Team Expert - they also have silver bikes.https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...bc069e340d.jpg
1981: Daddy teaches his son to ride a bike (random people and random bikes, cool outfits)https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6884e5dd16.jpg
1982: Capri Sonne - silver again.https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...18c61a9eed.jpg
1983: Winning - Merckx - Campagnolo, Tour of America 1983. Professional in borrowed trousers - red frames (probably)https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...591d61f898.jpg
1983: Europe Decor - light blue frame.https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3f79729d7c.jpg
1984: Europ Decor - yellow frame, the colour used later by the Lotto.https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...69a2d6ca26.jpg
1985: Tonissteiner - pattern brutally copied from FAEMA (same colors - really)https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7266a3457a.jpg

Giuanin 09-18-19 01:28 AM

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4dc317c7bd.jpg

July 1982 in Belgium, photo found on internet.

CyclesMakaron 09-18-19 02:06 AM

It's cool, but it's not a team. The guy has a T-shirt on the team that used Colnago bikes and rides the "Eddy Merckx". Ernesto would be a little pissed off....

verktyg 09-18-19 05:01 AM

1982 World Championship Raleigh Support Car
 
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...009f6666ca.jpg
Geese among the ducks.

Someone from the UK sent me this photo that he took at the beginning of the 1982 Worlds.

There are 2 silver Merckx bikes on the roof of this Raleigh Team Support car on the way to the starting line. Was told they were carrying the bikes as a courtesy.



verktyg :50:

CyclesMakaron 09-18-19 05:35 AM

Beautiful photo, thank you. Capri Sonne riders were riding such bikes at the time, certainly Gregor Braun took part in the Goodwood race.

verktyg 09-18-19 10:44 AM

The Immortals - 1972 TdF
 

Originally Posted by CyclesMakaron (Post 21127359)
1980: Marc IWC v.r.d. - Mr Van Impe in the centre of a relaxed bunch of cyclists (Col du Galibier - TdF 1980). The blue frame of a company that has already existed for 3 months.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b0b9049c84.jpg

Off topic a little but this is one of my all time favorite cycling photos: The Immortals in the 1976 TdF with Eddy leading the pack and a younger Van Impe in the polka dot KOM jersey,

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3e85d472b2.jpg

verktyg :50:

CyclesMakaron 09-18-19 12:03 PM

Indeed, the photographer had a feeling - thank you.


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