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1970 Mercier 200

Found this bare frame on craigslist and it seemed worth saving. Total cash investment to completed bike, about $95. I need a good quality image of the seat tube decal to send to the decal printer. Can I get any help out there? ..... Aug 25, 2016 Many thanks to Greg Softley of Cyclomondo.net. He used the photos of my damaged seat tube decal and some other poor images we found online to create the absolutely stunning replica you see here.

Frame:
1971 Mercier LuxTub. Chrome socks front and rear

Fork/Headset:
Salvaged fork from wrecked 1971 Motobecane. Virtually identical.

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Simplex

Handlebars/Stem:
Pivo bar, AVA stem

Saddle/Seatpost:
Velo seat, generic aluminum post...The last pics show the new seat, a leather Ideale.

Brakes:
CLB Racer, similar to MAFAC but not seen often. The MAFAC calipers are easier to set up.

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Rigida rim, Normandy hub, CST tire

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Rigida rim. Normandy hub, CST tire

Added by TomA. Last updated almost 6 years ago.

5 Comments

simplicated

simplicated says:

A real Mercier. She cleaned up nicely.Those chinese abominations with Mercier decals slapped on them make me sad inside.

Posted over 6 years ago

TomA

TomA says:

My sentiments exactly. Thanks for appreciating this beauty.

Posted over 6 years ago

ghostridethewhip

ghostridethewhip says:

+1

Posted over 6 years ago

greg3rd48

greg3rd48 says:

Beautiful. What classic French style.

Posted over 6 years ago

TomA

TomA says:

Thanks, glad you like it. Good original French Merciers are hard to find. The Chinese ones are everywhere.

Posted over 6 years ago