Chris Boardman's TdF Prologue winning bike up for grabs on ebay

by Dave Atkinson   October 7, 2009  

Chris Boardman TT Lotus bike

Can't vouch for the provenance of this machine but hey, there aren't that many Eddy-Merckx-branded Lotus TT bikes from the turn of the century. Even if it's not Boardman's one, £1700 looks like a snip Smile

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Eddy-Merckx-Time-Trial-Racing-Bike_W0QQitemZ170391...

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I was looking at that earlier...its still ironman-legal!

not all carbon is the same.

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posted by Jon Burrage [1076 posts]
7th October 2009 - 18:05

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didn't take long for them to sell that one then Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7027 posts]
8th October 2009 - 8:31

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Isn't this actually a Hotta TT700 (ebay blurb calls it a 'hotter'), rather than a Lotus? I'm aware that Mike Burrows had something to do with Hotta - probably around this time in 1999 - having worked with Lotus much earlier to produce the Barcelona Games bike in 1992, the original naked carbon 'JPS' one we're all familiar with.

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posted by curdins [23 posts]
16th October 2009 - 14:52

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possibly, yeah. good blog post here, chris used to sell his bikes on locally to help the young talent...

http://bicycledesign.blogspot.com/2006/06/hotta-time-trial-bike.html

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7027 posts]
16th October 2009 - 14:58

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