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Early Seventies Mercier Mixte - $80.00 CND

Old 09-04-16, 07:38 AM
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Early Seventies Mercier Mixte - $80.00 CND

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I picked up this lovely little used early seventies Mericer Mixte just a couple of days ago. I have not cleaned it at all, allowing anyone interested to get it barn fresh, if there is such a thing. Anyway...

This listing is probably most beneficial to someone living in Canada, Toronto or Winnipeg being the two lowest shipping costs to ship to.

The bicycle will clean up very easily and sports only minor cosmetic irregularities. The chrome is very good and should look just great once cleaned and waxed. The brakes show almost no wear and are completely original. The pump is in great shape but the white band has split(it can be easily glued back into place - my opinion).

For someone looking for a vintage bicycle that reeks of vintage appeal, this old French Mixte just might fit the bill.

$80.00 CND "as found" plus cost to ship

If you want a Suntour transmission, add $20.00 CND for entry level or $30.00 CND for something of Vx quality. If you want the derailleurs installed, add another $20.00. NOTE: The front Simplex derailleur is cracked but still functioning.
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Old 09-05-16, 07:03 PM
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Bumping for a gorgeous mixte. I wish someone would make re-pops of those damn grips. I love the white ones and black ones. They're actually quite comfy and easy to clean but once they yellow, you can never get them white again.
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I'm into it. I'll be in TO in a few weeks. Can you tell me the size? Are the rims alu or steel?
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The Mercier is 50cm, from the center of the bottom bracket spindle to the top of the seat tube.

The wheels are chrome plated steel hoops but you are welcome to a set of Weinmann alloy rims with eyelets, at no extra cost, if you want them. If you want them laced to the original hubs, we will have to discuss the price for that service but it won't cost an arm and a leg.
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hmmmm, I am interested in the Weinmann hoops, perhaps I'll try my hand at wheel building. Do you mind sending me a PM with cost if you built the wheels? I may forgo the whole endeavor if the price is right.

Also, would you be will to quote me on replacing the crank? I gave up on cottered crank with my U08. How's the condition of those cotter pins?

Finally, all this is contingent on my passport renewal going though. I hope to know early next week. What's your ship time to TO? I'll be there the 16-18 of this month.
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I was wondering if the interest was still there and thanks for following through.

Shipping time to Toronto is two to three days, once the package is dropped off at the bus station.

To build up a set of wheels with alloy rims, add $50.00 CND for the rims and my time to swap hoops. I will simply swap rims, keeping original hubs and spokes, both of which have seen very little use. I would have to get on that immediately if I am to hit your Toronto dates. I should add that the original wheel rims are in excellent condition.

As for replace the crank, I don't have anything to replace it with (no French bottom bracket on hand). As for the cotters, they are darn near perfect. I am careful with cottered crank assembly, pressing the pins into place with a cotter pin press which gets them very tight and secure. The ones on the Mercier, of course, are original and have never been removed, which makes sense, since the bicycle has seen very little use, if component condition is any indication of mileage accrued.

Hope that is a help and hope also to be of service but youmust act quickly if I am to have the bike in Toronto before you get there. Also, I will need a contact phone number for you as the bus station will need to contact you when the bike arrives.
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Very nice project bike. GLWS, maybe I'll get up that far in the fall. I assume shipping from TB to the TC's is prohibitively expensive. Wish it were the same $30 that gets a bike from Chicago to the TC's, then I'd be all over it for my daughter.
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okay, I'm going to call the passport agency on Monday to check on my renewal and will update accordingly. In the event I cant' make it to TO, would shipping to Windsor be possible?

As for the wheels, kindly include the weinmann hoops and I'll try my hand at lacing myself.
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Yes, I can ship to Windsor if Toronto proves out of the question. And the alloy rims will be included at no extra cost to you.
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Okay, I finally got my passport so I'll definitely be going to TO this weekend. However, I won't be there until Saturday, will the bus station be open then? Alternatively, I'm happy to pop over to Windsor sometime and pick it up next week as I live just across the river.
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Hi, checking in on this. Still interested in selling the bike?
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Hi, checking in on this. Still interested in selling the bike?
Absolutely and more so now. I am writing this on my brand new laptop. My other one fried itself a few days ago. Lost some good stuff. Anyway...

The bike is still for sale. Send me a private message, through my website, and we can do a better job of getting this done. Thanks and looking forward to send this lovely old Mercier to a new home.
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This one is back on the market. I'm reluctant to pass it up, but I have too much in my stable right now. I hope someone will put this beautiful bike into service.
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What a lovely bike. If it were anywhere near me here in Holland I'd be right over.
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It looks nice. I'm surprised it isn't gone yet.

Is there any way to identify the tubing?
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It looks nice. I'm surprised it isn't gone yet.

Is there any way to identify the tubing?
Not too sure but nothing exotic, would be my guess. There is no tubing decal
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Wowsers. I'd never heard of Mercier until today when I saw a Special Tour de France model locked up outside a restaurant while riding home. Naturelment, I stopped for a look. Wish I had a camera.

Randy, what can you say about Mercier?
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Randy, what can you say about Mercier?
Mercier is a French bicycle and I am a bit of a fan of French bikes, even though I only have two at the moment (a Motobecane Grand Jubilee and a LeJeune something or other that is intended as next Summer's build project. I have owned several Mercier bicycles, this one being the prettiest of them all, and I honestly like the looks of the Mercier line-up. One thing negative is, put simply, the steel wheels detract from the bicycle's ride quality. The bike will ride so much better with decent alloy hoops and even better than that with sew-ups. Anyway, this is my favorite Mercier to date and, at times, I am sorry I let this one go...

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