Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pro Bike Pron: Merckx's Colnago Master Pista















The obsession with all things Orange and Molteni related shows no sign of abating. There aren't too many bikes you see with a steeper head angle than seat tube but if it was good enough for Eddy it's probably good enough for me! Despite looks to the contarary when you compare this bike with the TT bling of today, Eddy was a tech weenie meticulous with every detail on his bike. I heard the tubes were filled with helium for his 1hr record attempt. Eddy's original bike from that day is in a train station in Belgium here, but l guess I'm a bit of a sucker for matching white tyres and bar tape. Hence I prefer the look of this reproduction stolen from:

http://chainedrevolution.com/CS/forums/thread/555.aspx