Re: [CR]Is it really a 60s Team Mercier?

(Example: Framebuilders:Doug Fattic)

Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2006 09:42:48 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Is it really a 60s Team Mercier?
To: AVERYALLEN@aol.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <551.41857e1.31f7f245@aol.com>


Lots of Peugeot team bikes had eyelets, excluding of course the Peugeot-marked Masis built for Merckx and Simpson.

Regards,

Jerry Moos

AVERYALLEN@aol.com wrote: Listers and Listees,

It is my understanding that Mercier offered the 100, 200 and 300 series for sale here in the state. The 100 was a low end entry level bike. The 200 was built on a steel frame (not Reynolds) with chromed fork and stays with Juy Simplex dropouts and Simplex Prestige derailleurs. I have seen several 200 models that had a Poulidor bike rider foil decal on the seat tube. I would imagine they were paying tribute to the guy. The 300 would have been the top of the line with a Reynolds 531 F&F, probably similar or better then a Gitane TdF or Peugeot PX-10. I am not sure of the componentry.

The Mercier being auctioned on Ebay is built with eyelets on the rear drops. Not a very good indicator of a "Team" bike. Any thoughts to the contrary?

David Allen
Marietta, Georgia near the Big Chicken