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02-14-20, 01:33 AM
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Posted By Manu431

It is indeed that makes the tour de france...

It is indeed that makes the tour de france unique. (but it applies probably to the giro and the vuelta.)
You are not looking just at a race (frankly, you are waiting many hours and they pass by so...
02-13-20, 07:30 PM
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Posted By satbuilder

Here’s the original thread on my 300: ...

Here’s the original thread on my 300:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/872019-not-too-bad-42-years-old-mercier.html
02-13-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,019
Posted By satbuilder

My first road bike was a Jacques Anquetil. I...

My first road bike was a Jacques Anquetil. I purchased it in late summer of 1971. It was a heavy gas pipe bike with a red label Simplex derailleur that found its way into the spokes. Replaced it with...
02-13-20, 09:07 AM
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Views: 5,019
Posted By satbuilder

This is my '71 300. Purchased new by my older...

This is my '71 300. Purchased new by my older sister. I finally convinced her to sell it to me in the mid '70's, and unfortunately the bike had been stored on an apartment balcony. So the chrome on...
02-13-20, 08:40 AM
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Views: 5,019
Posted By Mr. 66

Well this looks like a good place to park my...

Well this looks like a good place to park my Mercier. I've had this a a month or so....
02-13-20, 03:13 AM
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Views: 5,019
Posted By Manu431

very nice information about Mercier bike ! ...

very nice information about Mercier bike !
Thanks a lot for that.

As I am currently working on a Mercier bike (1977 ?) I recently purchased , I am of course really interested.
Let me know if...
12-05-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 324,765
Posted By Milkdudd

Holy mackerel. When someone asks for more photos...

Holy mackerel. When someone asks for more photos you don't fool around. How about one with Mount Rushmore in the background? Or on the deck of an aircraft carrier? That's some bike you have there!...
12-05-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 324,765
Posted By blackbomber

Oh sure: ...

Oh sure:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0238_c2c9e42bd5c060058bf69467b62235eecf1a1b8b.jpg...
12-01-19, 07:27 PM
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Posted By Milkdudd

Any chance of a few more pictures from different...

Any chance of a few more pictures from different angles? Reminds me of the polished aluminum aircraft of the WWII era. Nice
11-27-19, 08:28 AM
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Views: 2,517
Posted By Rollfast

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dsc00211_57dc5a4191dda2384b12c253431dab83e60c600d.jpg...
11-26-19, 10:18 AM
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Views: 324,765
Posted By Nighttrain

Holy cow! That’s a work of art.

Holy cow! That’s a work of art.
11-25-19, 08:15 PM
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Posted By blackbomber

1937(ish) Hawthorne Duralium (Monark Silver King)...

1937(ish) Hawthorne Duralium (Monark Silver King) fenderless custom:
...
09-25-19, 06:05 AM
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Posted By qcpmsame

Two reasons, its how I was raised, and its...

Two reasons, its how I was raised, and its repaying all of the good that I received here from the good folks that congregate in the C&V Forum. My parents, and the other adults around our neighborhood...
09-24-19, 11:25 PM
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Views: 4,723
Posted By thook

simple, i think. though it may not always appear...

simple, i think. though it may not always appear to be the truth, you/we are made of love. intelligent, conscious, self-aware love. you/we have a heart and instinctively know in order to exist and be...
09-11-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,342
Posted By kirby999

I own a yellow late 60’s Heavy Duti . It was my...

I own a yellow late 60’s Heavy Duti . It was my first bike purchase that lead to my renewed interests in biking . I have swapped out the wheels for lighter aluminum wheels with 1.5” street tires ....
09-11-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,342
Posted By FiftySix

My only experience is with the 21st century...

My only experience is with the 21st century Schwinn cruisers.

Someone around here has linked the webpage below before. Worth a look see for the old Schwinn catalog scans.
...
09-02-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 20,913
Posted By Chombi1

Sometimes I find myself pausing when I compose...

Sometimes I find myself pausing when I compose replies to posts from new members new to C&V asking questions about bikes like Peugeots with Carbolite 103 or similar bikes with 1020 or 2040 high...
09-02-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 20,913
Posted By Rollfast

Asking what your bike is worth is not a crime in...

Asking what your bike is worth is not a crime in itself. Even if that is all they want, if they are served then our mission is met. There is no rule that says you must grow old and die here. Our...
09-02-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,681
Posted By FiftySix

Some factory saddles are surprisingly good. ...

Some factory saddles are surprisingly good.

I almost always have to change the saddle for any bike I've ever bought. Yet, the 7 year old saddle that came with my Schwinn I got a month or two back...
09-01-19, 11:29 AM
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Views: 56,306
Posted By bargo68

From oldest to newest: Sunshine Bikes here...

From oldest to newest:

Sunshine Bikes here in Fairfax on a 1983 Miyata Ridge Runner. Sadly, I'm not the original owner on any of these bikes.
...
08-28-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,094
Posted By chainwhip

I can read that as "Tornado" quite easily. ...

I can read that as "Tornado" quite easily.
...
08-27-19, 03:50 PM
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Views: 324,765
Posted By kirby999

Updated pics of my Electra C1’s

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/818c3379_b5ae_4631_b872_a461fed854f4_a998636ce758a54981ef4e27a516e90ea31903a0.jpeg...
08-25-19, 02:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,086
Posted By Andy_K

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48615013676_90...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48615013676_90a368c297_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h4WDQY)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48615162042_e4912f4793_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h4XpX1)
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08-25-19, 02:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,086
Posted By Andy_K

Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions here,...

Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions here, especially mountaindave who I also pestered in PM for local knowledge. I didn't get in quite as much riding as I'd hoped because there was a lot to do...
08-24-19, 11:45 AM
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Views: 662,231
Posted By PilotFishBob

Don't think I've ever posted the Grand Jubilé in...

Don't think I've ever posted the Grand Jubilé in this thread so... Out on a ride this morning before the thunderstorms roll in later today.
...
08-22-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 16,119
Posted By ThermionicScott

You're gonna love it! :thumb:

You're gonna love it! :thumb:
08-20-19, 01:41 PM
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Views: 18,583
Posted By flatrockmobile

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20190820_120811_b90d1ec30b7e1fbc32c6d5fc2d813b00ba3037fe.jpg
Sweaty on the jetty. Looking back your way dbf909 toward New Smyrna side...
08-17-19, 12:49 PM
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Posted By FiftySix

I see there are plenty of diamond frame cruisers...

I see there are plenty of diamond frame cruisers within this thread. :)

I'll submit my recently acquired diamond frame cruiser, it replaced my cantilever frame cruiser also in this thread.

I...
08-15-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,351
Posted By SurferRosa

^ Looks like a fun bike to ride over to Wally's...

^ Looks like a fun bike to ride over to Wally's and give him and Beav the business. :thumb:
08-12-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By bikemig

I like the UE 8 a lot. It is a very sensible bike...

I like the UE 8 a lot. It is a very sensible bike with fenders, a good rack, and a lighting system. I had no problem paying $100 for this one. I think that's high for a UO 8 but not terrible for the...
08-06-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By rdlange

OP is most grateful for the clarification. ...

OP is most grateful for the clarification. Thanks to all who responded.
08-04-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,281
Posted By Jeff Wills

^^^ Agreed, nice photos. Merziac said hello when...

^^^ Agreed, nice photos. Merziac said hello when we were hanging out at the start. I arrived too late to hear the speeches, but I still waited a couple minutes to let the crowd thin out. It'za real...
08-04-19, 12:02 PM
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Views: 1,281
Posted By merziac

^^^ Pics as promised

^^^ Pics as promised
08-04-19, 11:59 AM
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Views: 1,281
Posted By merziac

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

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/wyeth_003_21209ebf9809239c0761bbb70588748d8043763f.jpg...
07-31-19, 12:47 PM
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Views: 1,281
Posted By gugie

And you get awesome pictures like this: ...

And you get awesome pictures like this:




https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/768x1024/48201747137_4e075590f2_b_2946faa015f6a07cf85fee9e6399b80dfb193826.jpg
07-27-19, 12:41 PM
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Views: 9,909
Posted By Drillium Dude

Crazy New Bike Day

I ended up getting the Bianchi after all! I had almost given up hope in this thread: A little help? (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1179185-little-help.html)

The seller contacted me...
07-22-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,019
Posted By Wildwood

I don't have a bug for Mercier, but totally...

I don't have a bug for Mercier, but totally concur that there are bikes out there that worth saving. For nostalgia.... and many other reasons... sometimes only curiosity, and that's good enough.
...
07-22-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,019
Posted By bikemig

I agree with pretty much everything you said that...

I agree with pretty much everything you said that bikes are functional and useful works of art but I'll disagree that vintage Merciers are not desirable to serious bike enthusiasts. Plenty of people...
07-22-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,019
Posted By schwinnderella

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/mercier_green_300_big_1__1f80110d0a124133053faf57e97d774a35afcc67.jpg

My similar green 300?
07-22-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,019
Posted By CV-6

Au contraire, Mercier is very desirable to many...

Au contraire, Mercier is very desirable to many of us who recall pink Merciers in the peloton. You got a nice one even if it isn't pink.
07-22-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,019
Posted By bikemig

This bike is beautiful and well worth fixing up....

This bike is beautiful and well worth fixing up. A leather saddle would be right on this bike and you can likely find a decent one if you hunt around on craigslist (Brooks are widely available and...
07-22-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,019
Posted By rustystrings61

One of the bikes that I keep talking about...

One of the bikes that I keep talking about parting with, but somehow never do, is an ancient, crusty Mercier 100 or 200 that probably started out much like JimR56's machine above, but apparently led...
07-22-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,019
Posted By randyjawa

Oops, in the post above, I showed the wrong bike....

Oops, in the post above, I showed the wrong bike. Sorry. This is the one I meant to show......
07-22-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,019
Posted By randyjawa

That old Mercier is in great shape and pleasing...

That old Mercier is in great shape and pleasing to the eye. A few have come my way, over the years. One of the last to show up was a product of boredom...

My son was visiting me and bored. I told...
07-20-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,135
Posted By cb400bill

Here's one. ...

Here's one.

https://cnj.craigslist.org/bik/d/bridgewater-schwinn-le-tour-bike-27/6927712857.html

https://images.craigslist.org/00S0S_kQtPSt6Ijd7_1200x900.jpg
07-20-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,681
Posted By FiftySix

I like padded saddles, but they need to be firm....

I like padded saddles, but they need to be firm. If a saddle is too soft you basically compress the saddle all the way like a down filled pillow would do. Feels good to the hand, doesn't feel good to...
07-18-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,035
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

https://bikehistory.org/bikes/heavyduti/ ...

https://bikehistory.org/bikes/heavyduti/

https://bikehistory.org/catalogs/1965.html

It appears that this bicycle had a "heavier duty" front hub with stronger/beefier spokes.
The seat was the...
07-11-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,135
Posted By uncle uncle

I have a red 1977 Schwinn LeTour II... in...

I have a red 1977 Schwinn LeTour II... in rideable condition. It's yours, free, if you want to pick it up. I'm in south Kansas. I know it's not the same, but it's close.
07-11-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,403
Posted By non-fixie

And get three courses. Main, cheese and dessert....

And get three courses. Main, cheese and dessert. And wine, of course. :)

The pork sausage, BTW, was exceptionally nice. I would like to thank whoever made those:
...
07-11-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,403
Posted By non-fixie

Too bad. You might have liked some of the stuff...

Too bad. You might have liked some of the stuff they had for sale there:
...
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