Updated: June 11/2020

1960 Mercier

Cycles Mercier (Saint-Etienne, France) was founded by Emile Mercier in 1919. Mercier sponsored professional cycling teams over many decades, including the Mercier-BP-Hutchinson team, which Raymond Poulidor rode for. Mercier bikes were ridden to victory in the General Classification of the Tour de France (1937 and 1955) and Vuelta a España (1964, 1965, and 1979), including some of the monumental one day classics, such as Milan–San Remo, Tour of Flanders, Paris–Roubaix , and Liège–Bastogne–Liège. THE BIKE Frame: 1960 Mercier Professional Racing Model No. 100 in original paint. Reynolds 3 main tubes and forks. Nervex Serie Professionnel lugset, including bottom bracket. Campagnolo dropouts. Top tube 58 cm c-to-c; Seat tube: 57.5 cm c-to-c Brakeset: MAFAC Dural Forge. Polished and drilled levers Handlebars: AVA steel. G. Blassieaux (Paris) plugs. Stem: AVA badged Cinelli steel (95 mm) Headset: Stronglight P3 Shifters: Campagnolo Record Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record with cable stop (1960-63) Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Gran Sport with no cable tension adjustment Crankset: Stronglight 57 Competition Bottom Bracket: Stronglight Competition Pedals: Campagnolo Gran Sport with 10mm length threads and O-rings. Binda straps Wheelset: Campagnolo Record high-flange (1965 nuts) hubs laced to Mephisto rims using Robergel spokes. Spokes tied and soldered Chain: Wippermann (Germany) Freewheel: 5 speed Regina Garn Sport Seatpost: Campagnolo Record alloy (26.4 mm) Saddle: Brooks B-17 "Mod. Campagnolo" for narrow railed seatpost. Dated A 61 Water Bottle Cage/Bottle: O.G.K. Ltd. (Japan) plastic bottle with Mil Remo steel cage