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Mercier team bike, legit or fake?

Old 03-25-20, 12:59 PM
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Mercier team bike, legit or fake?

I'm curious about this lugless Mercier on ebay. Rider name etched in top tube. AFAIK Mercier last had a pro team in 1981. Is this legit or fake?

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The subject frameset is a Mercier Formula 1. These were introduced in 1980 and developed for the pro team. They were also commercially available with a hi-tensile or Super Vitus tubeset. Based on the BB shell, this appears the high grade version and could be a legitimate team model. The frame size does appear to be appropriate for Mollet.
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hmm- "SEATPOST custom to frame" Since it was meant for a specific racer, there's no way to adjust saddle height?
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I checked it out on 36ay and its being sold from france. Not cheap, I got a team eurobank bike that was much nicer for less. Here are the details:Mercier Formule 1 Team miko
this bike used by the cyclist André MOLLET of the Mercier Miko team engraved on the frame see photo, bike completely reconditioned by a professional condition collection
Seat tube = 53 cm

Upper tube = 54 cm
frame Size 53x54 ( super vitus 980 )

SEATPOST custom to frame

campagnolo super record strada Crankset 52/42 170mm

campagnolo Nuovo Record pedals 9/16x20

campagnolo super record second generation rear derailleur ( ) patent 80

campagnolo record front derailleur 4 holes

campagnolo Nuovo Record 1040 brake

campagnolo super record brake levers

campagnolo super record headset italian thread

Cinelli AR stem

Cinelli handlebar

wheelset Mavic ORO R1C , campagnolo Nuovo Record hubs 7 speed ( tubular)

Concor Profil saddle

the bike is in very nice condition

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