Currently in stage one (pre-build) before paint. Sourced the frame from Poland for a score. Took a chance that it was built right and abandoned for other reasons (perhaps the team collapsed). Has the "p" on the bb shell indicating "professional" indicating that it was a team bike. I don't even think
Merckx made production cross frames at this stage in the game. Have searched a little on what the potential team was, but to no avail . Def has custom geo (long st/shorter tt). Miraculously, it fits me like a glove. Will be sending off for paint at some point this winter. Going with Team Teve Blad scheme. This is not the final build. Will have Rene Herse crankset, slightly different wheelset, and final paint. Tubeset is Columbus Brain O.S.
Rare Eddy Merckx cross by Bryan Heller, on Flickr