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Karel Mintjens Merckx

“Dear Mr. xxx, My father, Karel Mintjens, was a fanatic biker. He inspired his youngest brother, who became pro- biker in the team from Eddy Merckx.(1969-1979) My father and Eddy became good friends. When later, Karel started up a local team, everybody had to drive a “EDDY MERCKX” bike , personalized with our companies logo “Karel Mintjens”. From those bikes, about 250 bikes where made, depending on the period, made from iron, aluminum, titan or carbon. We used to give them away to our customers on special occasions. Those bikes seemed to travel around the globe. I saw some pictures on the internet and if you google you can get more info about Eddy Merckx. If you have specific questions, I am glad to answer but I am not at all a technical guy about bikes so more about the bike itself I cannot give you but I am sure you can ask more info at “Eddy Merckx” company. Best regards, Carl Mintjens

Frame:
Merckx Corsa/SL-Tubing - lighter than SLX but not as stiff. However a great Tubing.

Fork/Headset:
Merckx Fork/Campy C-Record

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Campy C-Record

Pedals:
Campy Record

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Campy

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Campy C-Record

Handlebars/Stem:
Cinelli on Cinelli

Saddle/Seatpost:
I decided to put a white Rolls on this one/Campy C-Record

Brakes:
Campy

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Ventos on nice pariba tires (maaan, those were hard to get)

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Ventos too...

Accessories:
on this bike the Accessory is me...

More Info:
Bought it in the Netherlands from a Collector. It is almost NOS and a very smooth ride!!

Added by strange. Last updated over 4 years ago.

28 Comments

Olly

Olly says:

Just received last week a "nude" Karel M-Corsa from EDM same color, 58cc. Pending to build it from scratch. Any advice ?

Posted almost 7 years ago

strange

strange says:

nice! i would love to see a pic.well. i think deep rims look sweet on the frame...a real eyecatcher. i think, that merckx always looks great with dura ace 7400. i would not recommend that group for a pinarello or gios, or de rosa, cause those deserve campy, but for a merckx, da is great.

Posted almost 7 years ago

Olly

Olly says:

Build finished this summer. 310km on it

Posted about 5 years ago

campystamp

campystamp says:

Wow, just sublime!

Posted almost 7 years ago

strange

strange says:

thank you man!

Posted almost 7 years ago

iwn_utm

iwn_utm says:

will soon get company?what does it mean Josch?

Posted almost 8 years ago

strange

strange says:

ive bought another mintjens. but it was no merckx, so i sold it..

Posted over 7 years ago

max5480

max5480 says:

+∞

Posted almost 8 years ago

reyhanmahardika

reyhanmahardika says:

kill me X_X

Posted almost 8 years ago

mtretyn

mtretyn says:

Did You put it together yourself? Gather all the parts so they complement each other? Or did You have a complete C-Record group? It is absolutely wonderful and it's impressive and I envy You...AND there's nothing like a bike built with such consistency in terms of parts choice. Excelent! Cheers.

Posted almost 8 years ago

strange

strange says:

wow. thanks. well..ive made a few changes to the original bike. the group was complete, when ive bought it exept pedals and seatpost. original wheels were tubular so ive decided to put the ventos in. last step: white saddle and white bartape and the grey pariba tires. i often try different looks with my bikes but this one is complete the way it is. i dont think i could upgrade it somehow. i am very happy with the bike. :-)

Posted almost 8 years ago

mtretyn

mtretyn says:

well, it's no suprise You're happy! Who wouldn't be? is there an EM logo engraved on the seat stay (just like it is on the fork crown)? you should really upload some more photos cause it's details that make this bike exceptional!!

Posted almost 8 years ago

strange

strange says:

yes. it is. except the decals all is original merckx material. i will make some more pics someday. right now i am full into samson building.

Posted almost 8 years ago

mtretyn

mtretyn says:

Right! Have a good one!

Posted almost 8 years ago

kuse

kuse says:

wtf ur collections.. museum bicycle?

Posted about 8 years ago

strange

strange says:

lol. nope. for a museum i need more expensive bikes i am afraid..:-)

Posted almost 8 years ago

jdawg4334

jdawg4334 says:

damn... those wheels... that frame... that bike!

Posted about 8 years ago

strange

strange says:

thanks.

Posted almost 8 years ago

Quietpoint

Quietpoint says:

Hi! I think your bike is equipped with the Athena gruppo not the C-Record.

Posted about 8 years ago

strange

strange says:

could be true...

Posted about 8 years ago

imran_sulisto

imran_sulisto says:

WOW !!!!........speechless on them eddy merckx

Posted over 8 years ago

strange

strange says:

thank you very much. i appreciate that. one day i will have a merckx track frame...:-).

Posted over 8 years ago

iwn_utm

iwn_utm says:

super hot road man, great built!

Posted almost 9 years ago

Coomer

Coomer says:

Really beautiful build!

Posted almost 9 years ago

strange

strange says:

thanks a lot. bike was almost ready, just put wheels and tires on it.:-)

Posted over 8 years ago

hubnride

hubnride says:

numero uno...

brilliaaanoo

Posted almost 9 years ago

Nimhskater978

Nimhskater978 says:

that is one sweet vintage ride the seat,the tires everything looks amazing

Posted almost 9 years ago

strange

strange says:

thank you very much. i love your benotto...

Posted almost 9 years ago