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    Mercier Vintage Bike: Which one?

    Hi,

    I just bought a very nice vintage mercier bike at a flea market in France.
    Actually, I don't have a clue, which model it is? And from when?

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    Alex
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    Looks like a nice bike but the pictures don't help. We need pictures of the drive side and some close ups of the various parts as well as frame stickers. What we really need are pictures of that totally cool looking book about Eddy Merckx, s'il te plais!

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    Also, try to hold the camera stationary (i.e. brace it against a chair). Those shots are pretty fuzzy.

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    I cannot be sure, but it looks like a 300, which was Mercier's version of the venerable Peugeot PX-10. Look for a French language Reynolds sticker, which should either mention triangle, forks and, stays (PX-10 equivalent) or 3 tubes / main triangle only (PR/PKN-10 equivalent, still a good find).
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    there were all-chrome 300s (I saw a his-n-hers pair for sale once) but this looks like a more modern vintage than those (which had Nervex pro lugs) plus the seatstay caps look "funny" (like Gios type caps).
    Could be that this is an '80s Mercier, but could also be something else with Mercier decals.
    close-ups of those stay caps would be good to see. I'm sure it's a good bike, from what I can make out.

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    I've seen a few mid/later 80's Mercier with Columbus (SL, I think) tubing. But they were mostly painted in the Mercier pink colors.
    I suspect thzt this one should have similarly good tubing, being that Mercier decided to do an all chromed finish, which I suspect costs much more than just painting the frame....

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    I'm also intrigued by that saddle. It's not easy to see. It looks like it's been deformed/flattened in spots. Regardless, it looks nice but one I don't recognize.

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