mecacycle Style Frame

Floydskipper

Retro Newbie
I have had this frame since the early nineties I bought it of a club mate and used it for time trials,I am not sure off the history but I think it was made in France
It Is a small frame 20.5 inch
I would like to sell it I also have a couple of nice tubular wheels with vintage Spidel hubs
 

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Nob

rBotM Winner
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Mecacycle was a bespoke cycle manufacturer based in Saint-Étienne, France, it was operating for 10-15 years from the late 1970's to at least the late 80's. The firm was either started by, or brought in it's formative years by ex Mercier frame builder/designer Raymond Crozet.

Mecacycle frames were well known in Europe for their frequent use of superb fillet brazing in the construction of many of their signature frames, though they are not that well known outside of Europe, as many of their frames carry the decals of the cycle shops that distributed Mecacycle frames.

The signature Mecacycle was the Turbo road model which has a double seat tube design which the rear wheel sits neatly in-between, to provide a very short and responsive wheelbase.
 

Floydskipper

Retro Newbie
Mecacycle was a bespoke cycle manufacturer based in Saint-Étienne, France, it was operating for 10-15 years from the late 1970's to at least the late 80's. The firm was either started by, or brought in it's formative years by ex Mercier frame builder/designer Raymond Crozet.

Mecacycle frames were well known in Europe for their frequent use of superb fillet brazing in the construction of many of their signature frames, though they are not that well known outside of Europe, as many of their frames carry the decals of the cycle shops that distributed Mecacycle frames.

The signature Mecacycle was the Turbo road model which has a double seat tube design which the rear wheel sits neatly in-between, to provide a very short and responsive wheelbase.
Thanks that’s good information,do you know of other frames builders who used this design
 

Nob

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Old Ned

Old School Grand Master
Several UK builders used the design for USWB time trial frames. I'm sure Nob has some photos to share:)

Here's a Mecacycle brochure I have. I had a chance to buy a frame some years ago but I didn't as I had to many projects at the time.
 

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Floydskipper

Retro Newbie
I had a Bespoke built by Norris Lockley as above.. me in 1983
Brilliant photos
I’ve got a bit more information about the frame it was bought new in Leicester probably from Owen Blowers bike shop around 1985/86
It was plain white no decals It was sprayed the colour it is now at Rolls Royce in Coventry and the paint work is still good now
 

Old Ned

Old School Grand Master
I reckon there may have been a few finished off by various shops fitting their transfers. As stated above I nearly bought one - the vendor had 2 - and I'm sure one of them had Woodrup transfers on.
 
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