[CR] Pink Mercier -- photos of another one

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Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2010 21:11:56 -0800
From: brad stockwell <brdstockwell@yahoo.com>
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Subject: [CR] Pink Mercier -- photos of another one

Mercier Fans:

  Circa 2002 there was a pink Mercier offered on Ebay and I recently re-located the photos that I had kept.  I have added them to a previously posted album showing another pink Mercier.

  Here is a link to the album: http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/bc_stockwell_bikestuff/pink-mercier/

  As I recall, the auction text said "this bike was almost certainly ridden in the Tour de France".  Well, it certainly looks the business.

  Not sure about the year; the frame is modern enough to have 753 tubes and early enough that someone bothered to drill the dropouts.  I can't be sure from the hazy images but it appears to have brazed-in brake bolts, and "just two" top-tube brake-cable guides.

  The parts are a mixed bag, but I love the dimpling on the brake calipers.  I would have shoveled great brimming pots of cash on this one, if it had been big enough for a full-growed country lad!

Brad Stockwell
Palo Alto CA USA