51cm Mercier Vintage Road Racing Bike



Every now and again we have to pinch ourselves. We've been buying bikes from all over Europe for almost a decade now, and still we find bikes like this, still sporting the parts it was built with in 1975. It's quite obviously been used too, not just stored in a shed to gather dust. It's a great example of why we bang on about older parts being made to last. It really is quite incredible.

A wonderful Mercier, with Simplex Prestige gears, iconic Stronglight 49D chainset & classic Mafac brakes. Finished with Belleri bar & stem & a rather rare Arius Special saddle. A great Eroica bike.

As with all our bikes, it's been fully stripped, inspected & professionally polished & re-built. The frame is straight & true without any dents or dings - please inspect the photos for cosmetic condition as we photograph the bikes so you can see the exact condition of the bike before purchasing.

Seat Tube (ctc): 51 cm
Top Tube: (ctc): 55 cm
Head Tube: 102 mm
Standover: 77 cm
Weight: 11.77 kg
Tubing: Mercier M 28-26 Tubes Alleges
Country: France
Year: 1975

Brake Levers: Mafac Course with Original Gum Hoods
Brake Calipers: Mafac Racer Centre Pull
Crankset: Stronglight 49D / 42/52 / 170mm
Simplex Prestige
Rear Derailleur:
Simplex Prestige
Front Derailleur:
Simplex Prestige
Freewheel: Suntour Perfect 5 Speed 14-22
Chain: Sedis
Pedals: Mikashima Quill with Christophe Clips & Straps
Bottom Bracket:
Hubs: Normandy High Flange
Rims: Super Champion 700c
Tyres: Michelin Select 700 x 25c
Handlebars: Belleri BF St Etienne 40cm Width (ctc)
Stem: Belleri 90mm
Bar Tape: Velox Tressostar Cloth
Saddle: Arius Speciale Quilted Smooth Leather
Seatpost: Steel Bullet-Nose Type