Re: [CR]Mercier bikes


To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Mercier bikes
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2006 21:50:26 -0400
In-Reply-To: <20061025200404.79794.qmail@web82212.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
From: oroboyz@aol.com


<< ...the current Merciers, which are Taiwan, or more probably China...(snip) ...I believe the same people now own the Mercier and Motobecane names. >>

Yes, also for sure, Windsor....and maybe Tommaso?

Dale Brown Greensboro, North Carolina USA

-----Original Message----- From: jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net To: johnb@oxford.net; classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Sent: Wed, 25 Oct 2006 4:04 PM Subject: Re: [CR]Mercier bikes

The answer may be obvious to those of us who were riding In The Day, but if one got into bikes more recently, one may only be familiar with the current Merciers, which are Taiwan, or more probably China, TIG welded crap. I believe the same people now own the Mercier and Motobecane names. I've heard this may include some of those involved with the infamous World Cycles in the early 90's. Neither marque any longer has even the slightest connection to its French roots. Make us Francophiles shudder to see two once proud names prostituted in this manner.

Regards,

Jerry Moos Big Spring, Republic of Texas

John Betmanis <johnb@oxford.net> wrote: At 12:51 PM 10/25/06 -0400, David Stern wrote:
>Does anyone know if Mercier made a quality bike? I am seeing one in my
>size.

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/France/Mercier_main.htm

John Betmanis
Woodstock, Ontario
Canada