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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:51 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:37 am
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Rideable french classic in original condition (1970).
Bike went through full check and service. New inner and outer cables, tapes re-greased hubs and headset. No play or unnecessary noises from bottom bracket or headset. Overall beautiful condition and quite unusual bike.

Frame measurements:
seat tube: 60cm
top tube: 59cm
down tube: 64cm

-Wheels 700c: alloy A.V.B rims
Maillard 700 team issue hubs.
-New Tubular Tyres.
-Cranks and chainrings : Stronglight.
-Cassete: Maillard Course
-Rear Derailleur: Simplex Prestige Super L.J SDGD in Gold
-Front Derailleur: SImplex Prestige Super L.J SDGD in Gold
-Shifters: Simpex in Gold
-Pedals: Mikashima MKS with Christphe baskets and leather straps
-Brakes callipers: Mafac Competition in Gold
-Brake Levers: Mafac in Gold
-Stem: Alloy Belleri
-Handlebars: Alloy Belleri
-Headset: Stronglight
-Saddle: Selle Italia (leather)

Serial Number 08140
£600
post to uk. (can post elsewhere)
otherwise pick up from london. Thanks

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:17 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:24 pm
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Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
nice bike. really cool with the gold simplex mafac parts. i wish it was a services des course poulidor one!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:17 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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thanks, so what is an actual difference? is it different model?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:13 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:46 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
services des cours frames have reynolds 531 tubing, brazed-on race number tabs and the drilled Campagnolo dropouts


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:21 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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thanks for the info. Its quite difficult to find specific info on mercier's


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:31 pm 
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Can I ask what is the tubing on this bike then if its not 531. Its a very beautiful bike. Thanks


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:38 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I hate to say but I can't tell there was no decals when I got the bike and I couldn't find much info either. If anyone knows help would be much appreciated. I presume/hope it must've been something decent based on the components.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:38 am 
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Ive looked in my Guinness Guide to Bicycling 1976 and two Mercier's are listed in the buyers guide section. The Mont Cenis has 3 main tubes of 531, Stronglight cranks, Simples gears and Mafac brakes. But it has Campag hubs and half chrome plated forks and stays. The Tour De France has full 531, Cinelli fork crown and full Nuovo Record. Pictures are black and white. So neither matches yours. I think it is older than 1984 however as it has large flange hubs and a general lack of braze on's. I think its early to mid 70's. I see there are decals above and below the gear levers, what do these say? Beautiful bike in my size but out of my price range. Good luck with the sale.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:35 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
i also guess it is mid 70s. Bernard Thevenet rode a Peugeot with that kind of specs in 1975 Tour de France http://classiclightweights.net/france/p ... geot-py10/

comparable bike but different front fork lugs http://velospace.org/node/31700

but i still prefer this one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnelst/9 ... 4323902573
it THE one and only http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnelst/9 ... 4323902573


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