The Eddy Merckx Roubaix 70 and Liege 75

Posted on December 3, 2016. Posted in . Tagged as Featured Posts

The Eddy Merckx Roubaix 70 and Liege 75. I can always make a case for the modern steel bike. Light, stiff, fast, smooth, and dare I say timeless. In a world of me too, integrated everything, flat black carbon bikes: the Eddy Merckx Liege and Roubaix stand out. Don't get me wrong, I love carbon bikes, but the timeless look and ride quality of a steel bike wins me over every time. The Liege and Roubaix are the same frame set, just different paint schemes. I ride the Liege because I am a sucker for Molteni orange. I built mine with a Sram Force 1x11 drive train and a hand built HED Belgium/ Onyx wheel set. I also run 28mm tires to maximize the comfort and stability of the bike. Believe it or not, my 54cm bike weighs 17.5 pounds complete with pedals. Most similarly priced carbon bikes weigh 17 pounds. Food for thought.

The Eddy Merckx Roubaix in classic Faema paint scheme. Full Campy Chorus for $4000.

KGB drop outs keep things stiff and clean in the back. Chrome chain stays protect the frame from chain slap and keep the bike looking classic.

This is my Leige with Force 1x11. Light, fun, and fast (with someone else on it).

Smooth  welds and round tubes.

Clever cable routing makes this bike a work of art.