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02-13-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 74
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Posted By JimR56

Very nice, thanks for posting. If you get a...

Very nice, thanks for posting. If you get a chance, please comment on the details you know about it. I saw your photos last night after a "Mercier" forum search, but now I can't locate the thread...
02-13-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,016
Posted By JimR56

Thank you Manu. To be honest, my primary...

Thank you Manu. To be honest, my primary interest in Mercier bikes concerns the models of the later 1960's and earlier 1970's, particularly those that were imported into the U.S. during those years....
02-13-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3,152
Views: 662,164
Posted By JimR56

You're welcome, Manu431. I am indeed a...

You're welcome, Manu431.

I am indeed a specialist. Specifically, a specialist in asking questions, and trying to learn about Mercier bikes from people with actual knowledge. ;) Hopefully with...
02-13-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,016
Posted By JimR56

I could swear I saw that photo before, and...

I could swear I saw that photo before, and remember you saying you got it from your sister, but I can't locate the post. Anyway, can I ask how you went about dating the bike? Just by the year she...
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By JimR56

juvela seems to have good knowledge of Mercier...

juvela seems to have good knowledge of Mercier bikes, but unfortunately never responded to my Mercier topic last summer. Never too late, juvela. :) ...
02-13-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 3,152
Views: 662,164
Posted By JimR56

I posted a link to the '77 catalog in my Mercier...

I posted a link to the '77 catalog in my Mercier topic here in this forum, six months ago: https://www.bikeforums.net/21064672-post53.html

More: ...
09-20-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 16,119
Posted By JimR56

Here's the problem for me. You are the one who...

Here's the problem for me. You are the one who wanted to make this a guessing game. Avoiding the subject of LGBT while randomly interrupting a normal conversation in order to make a tongue-in-cheek...
09-20-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 16,119
Posted By JimR56

Um, do you speak for the whole forum, then? I...

Um, do you speak for the whole forum, then? I guess by saying "we", you can self-insert yourself at the podium here, and speak to me with authority about what to take seriously and what to joke...
09-20-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 16,119
Posted By JimR56

I mentioned the popularity of Subaru Outbacks in...

I mentioned the popularity of Subaru Outbacks in the PNW. Your response of "doesn't everybody know..." little joke was definitely a tangent to the straightforward discussion that was going on. ...
09-20-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 16,119
Posted By JimR56

Again, what did anybody say here to prompt this...

Again, what did anybody say here to prompt this "doesn't everybody know" tangent? Why did you bring it up?

Also, I'll stand by the notion that being concerned about the demographics of a market...
09-19-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,021
Posted By JimR56

Wow, pretty severe Photobucket carnage in this...

Wow, pretty severe Photobucket carnage in this thread. Anyway...



More from St. Etienne:...
09-19-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 16,119
Posted By JimR56

Okay, maybe I misunderstood you. If so, I...

Okay, maybe I misunderstood you. If so, I apologize. I've heard comedians making certain cars or car models the butts of jokes of various kinds, so I got the feeling you were going in that...
09-19-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 16,119
Posted By JimR56

I'm not even sure this deserves a response, but...

I'm not even sure this deserves a response, but I'll say this... I've never been anywhere near Madison, and I could not care less about anybody's hangups regarding motor vehicles.
09-19-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 16,119
Posted By JimR56

Our daughter had an '05 Jetta. Ran well for...

Our daughter had an '05 Jetta. Ran well for awhile, then it developed some strange problems.
Got any pics of your Outbacks? It would be cool to see the "parent and child" in one shot. :)

We...
09-18-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 56,296
Posted By JimR56

Saw this on a '63 Schwinn on Craigslist: ...

Saw this on a '63 Schwinn on Craigslist:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/675x900/jack_s_bike_shop_b59b4b041c055944a00b8594a8173b8bf8d98650.jpg
09-18-19, 12:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,342
Posted By JimR56

Not only was there overlap between the specs as...

Not only was there overlap between the specs as well as an evolution of specs (for each model) over time, but when I look at examples currently for sale online, the fact that so many people modded...
09-11-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,342
Posted By JimR56

Thanks kirby. The beautiful black Heavy-Duti in...

Thanks kirby. The beautiful black Heavy-Duti in the "Show me your cruisers" thread was one of the things that put these vintage middleweight Schwinns on my radar.
09-11-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,342
Posted By JimR56

Terrific resource, FiftySix! Thank you....

Terrific resource, FiftySix! Thank you. "FiftySix"... "JimR56"... hmmm, why didn't I notice this before? :)
09-11-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,342
Posted By JimR56

Vintage (50's/60's) Schwinn cruisers

I haven't found much discussion anywhere in BF about vintage Schwinn cruisers. The C&V forum seems to have morphed from its described parameters, and is all about road bikes. The "Beach Cruisers"...
09-02-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 817
Posted By JimR56

I watched some of the Tour of California on NBC...

I watched some of the Tour of California on NBC this year, and on one stage in SoCal (I forget which one), the camera crew passed him riding his bike, and got an interview. The surprising part was...
08-31-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 14,368
Posted By JimR56

I always forget... am I allowed to come in,...

I always forget... am I allowed to come in, or...?

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x640/duchess2_copy_bdde4bce9618e86fa61bb39e4d4edaf40b75a4de.jpg
08-30-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 14,368
Posted By JimR56

Seems like time for this to get a bump... ...

Seems like time for this to get a bump...

Duchess, circa 2007. Gone but not forgotten.
...
08-29-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By JimR56

In SF, you would also need an “ascent” bike. ;)

In SF, you would also need an “ascent” bike. ;)
08-26-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,909
Posted By JimR56

Yeah, I read about that. They never should have...

Yeah, I read about that. They never should have sent it to Alaska.
08-24-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,016
Posted By JimR56

Kijiji is where I saw the bike above. I saved and...

Kijiji is where I saw the bike above. I saved and bookmarked a Mercier search on Kijiji awhile back, along with All of Craigslist and a few other web searches. Still hoping to find a nice vintage...
08-23-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,016
Posted By JimR56

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/_59_3948925376e1abce9ec54e9edef4761c8929334d.jpg

Came across this online recently, for sale in Halifax/Bedford. I couldn't help but...
08-23-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,909
Posted By JimR56

Thanks DD. I will be checking out that Colnago...

Thanks DD. I will be checking out that Colnago thread today!

A bit of related trivia. Although my parents moved down here in 1950, they hailed from Tacoma and Seattle. We used to visit...
08-23-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,909
Posted By JimR56

Thanks very much, Bill. I do plan to stick...

Thanks very much, Bill. I do plan to stick around, whether or not I ever actually get another road bike (there's a possibility that I might eventually want another, that I would feel comfortable...
08-23-19, 01:33 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,909
Posted By JimR56

I have trouble keeping up with all of the threads...

I have trouble keeping up with all of the threads around here, and I only just opened this one tonight. What a great way to spend a late evening (I read it slowly, and savored all of it in one...
08-22-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 16,119
Posted By JimR56

Thanks man. I already do, and I've only driven...

Thanks man. I already do, and I've only driven it twice! Anxious to get my Mercier back from the shop. Any day now...
08-22-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,812
Posted By JimR56

This is a perfectly good thread topic. Sorry if...

This is a perfectly good thread topic. Sorry if I derailed it! Let's hear more stories...
08-22-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 16,119
Posted By JimR56

We just bought an Outback. I used to sort of...

We just bought an Outback. I used to sort of voluntarily limit my bike-transporting range using my strap-on Saris rack on the back of our Accord. Now I'm looking forward to going further afield and...
08-22-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,016
Posted By JimR56

As part of my ongoing interest in examining...

As part of my ongoing interest in examining Mercier history, here are some various badge images I've managed to track down. If anyone has additions or corrections, please jump in!

1930's (I have a...
08-22-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,263
Posted By JimR56

Cool Cruisers rule. :ride: (shh... don't tell the...

Cruisers rule. :ride: (shh... don't tell the road bike guys I said that)
08-22-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2,089
Views: 187,539
Posted By JimR56

No response thus far from Velo Classique, so I'm...

No response thus far from Velo Classique, so I'm still on the lookout...
08-22-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 18,576
Posted By JimR56

Forgot to ask you, frm, is your Schwinn from the...

Forgot to ask you, frm, is your Schwinn from the 90's? I remember when I bought my Cruiser Deluxe in '94, they had three color options (the two-tone blue like mine; a green/black; and a...
08-21-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,016
Posted By JimR56

Good stuff, Amocat. In re-reading, I see that I...

Good stuff, Amocat. In re-reading, I see that I got mixed up a little bit in terms of "before" and "after". Oops! Anyway, it's kind of cool to see an old Mercier modified to suit someone's...
08-19-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,812
Posted By JimR56

The thrill of the hunt! Back in the 80's and...

The thrill of the hunt! Back in the 80's and early 90's, we did a lot of that (including going to flea markets and antiques fairs before dawn, with flashlights). We also hit a lot of auctions.

...
08-19-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,812
Posted By JimR56

I'm a (non-professional) musician, and for the...

I'm a (non-professional) musician, and for the majority of my life the focus was collecting jazz (78's, LP's, tapes, CD's). I had about 5,000 jazz LP's at one time (1990's), which was a modest...
08-19-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,016
Posted By JimR56

Thanks Amocat. Very nice bike you have there. ...

Thanks Amocat. Very nice bike you have there. Have you owned it for a long time? The gold Mafac parts are something I have been dreaming about owning eventually, but I imagine using them on a bike...
08-18-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,347
Posted By JimR56

The batteries are presumably for the lights on...

The batteries are presumably for the lights on the rear and on the front fender; and for the horn in the tank.
...
08-18-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,347
Posted By JimR56

I read that thread a couple of days ago. ...

I read that thread a couple of days ago. Interesting how Harpo heard all the negativity, and yet still bought it (and apparently loves it).
08-17-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,347
Posted By JimR56

?? Any info about the model on that white label?

?? Any info about the model on that white label?
08-17-19, 10:54 PM
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Views: 187,539
Posted By JimR56

Thank you very much for this info, rccardr. I...

Thank you very much for this info, rccardr. I sent the shop an e-mail.
08-17-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2,089
Views: 187,539
Posted By JimR56

CLB hoods

ISO:
A pair of vintage CLB hoods (don't need levers). NOS or used with plenty of life left. CLB marked, not interested in Cane Creek, Rustines, or other new products (nor vintage non-CLB...
08-17-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,347
Posted By JimR56

I was recently in your position (waiting to be...

I was recently in your position (waiting to be able to post photos). Don't worry- you're almost there.

Also, I wouldn't assume that the bike is "no good" based on some of the more negative...
08-16-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,016
Posted By JimR56

I discovered something else about these pre-1969...

I discovered something else about these pre-1969 (european market) bikes. Many of them feature these decals on the seat tube, with "Grand Prix des Nations 1963". So far I've encountered two...
08-16-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,347
Posted By JimR56

The image I posted was an RX5 reissue. Maybe the...

The image I posted was an RX5 reissue. Maybe the "B" was for "boy's". These were generally considered to have been very high quality reissues. Here's a better photo of one:
...
08-15-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,347
Posted By JimR56

I don't remember what my box looked like, but I...

I don't remember what my box looked like, but I bought one of the 1987 5-Star reissues ("used" from a private party, but still in the box) back in the late 80's or very early 90's. I wish the photo...
08-14-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,953
Posted By JimR56

Here's another micro, a photo I found online. ...

Here's another micro, a photo I found online.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1041x1049/boy_with_his_blue_mercier_special_tdf_f28a017cd1030f7273cdefe2a844030a95964d2e.png
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