Eddy Merckx bike on display in Los Altos bike shop

A bike owned and ridden by Eddy Merckx is on display at the Bicycle Outfitter.

A bike owned and ridden by Eddy Merckx is on display at the Bicycle Outfitter.


Imagine my surprise when I was shown a genuine Eddy Merckx bike on display in Bicycle Outfitter.

It was given to owner Bud Hoffacker in exchange for some print/catalog work requested by Eddy back in 1970.

I don’t know if it was raced on. About half of the equipment is vintage and the frame is Swiss, by Allegro.

Eddy won the Tour de France in 1970.

One Response to “Eddy Merckx bike on display in Los Altos bike shop”

  1. Barry Says:

    I brought my wife into the shop this afternoon to test ride a touring bike. She glanced at this bike and asked me if it was the one for her to ride. Admittedly, she had never ridden a touring bike and didn’t know what to expect.

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