New Acquisition: The Animal’s Merckx! (Taken with Instagram)
A recent find, a Caloi branded, Merckx MX Leader. Why Caloi? They were a sponsor to the Motorola Team in 1995/6. Merckx then branded them Caloi, ‘by Eddy Merckx’.
This one beloved to The Animal, Sean Yates, one of the UK’s most famous cyclists, super domestique, and Lance’s powerhouse in the front of the peloton. Now Director Sportif at Team Sky.
It’s 59x59cm and fits me well. Very unusual seat tube angle, and tight headtube. It’s comfortable to ride, but handles sharp. Doesn’t say MX Leader anywhere, but is, define by the characteristic tube shapes.
Built with 8 speed Dura Ace, and the original Mavic Cosmic wheels, all original equipment. Despite it’s weight compared to todays offerings, it flies. But consider me ‘The Kitten’…..