1972 Vintage Mercier Special Tour de France (Eroica Ready with Triple Chainset)
Is this bike close to your perfect ride option for this years Eroica ?
This bike from the Gan – Mercier period of sponsorship of the Mercier Tour de France team (1972 – 1976 ), comes in a light blue colour with steel made from ‘Tubes Allege Special ‘Pro’ and features half chrome forks ,a chrome chain protector and beautifully crafted and detailed lug work.
It is an item that would grace the most prestigious of vintage collections.
The bike measures 57cm from the top if the seat tube to the BB and offers a 56cm reach.
About this bike at a glance
Mercier Special Tour de France with ***Triple Chainset*** (Eroica Ready)
Steel Tubes Alleges Special ‘pro’
Half Chrome Forks
Chrome Chain Protector
Outstandingly crafted beautifully outlined lug work
Mafac ‘Competition’ Brakes and Levers
Freccia D’Oro Saddle ( An Italian Manufacturer of some renowned in the 70’s)
Phillipe Chrome Bars
Atax Chrome Stem
Chrome Cable Clips
Sach Huret Eco S Rear Derailleur
Huret Front Deraileur
5 Speed Simplex Shifters
Triple Chainset (50-42-32)
Triple Steel/Alloy Chainset 30/42/52 x170mm
Crank Arms (170)
Mavic Module E2 Rims
Normandy Hubs (large Flange)
Original Simplex Black Levered Chrome Skewers
Michelin Amber Walled Clinchers
Original Mercier Guarantee Number
This bike is currently available for collection
....but please contact us if you prefer to discuss this option.
A note about our vintage velo's
All Items are genuine vintage and whilst in full working order, may also so show signs of age or own some distinguishing marks. As well as these signs of character there may also be some signs of rust (faint and few) and some signs of mottling on the chrome. We're possible we have tried to show these on photographs. These small imperfections and are commensurate with what is expected of a bike of this age.The bikes are not new.
Item is vintage and in full working order, does show signs of age , some signs of use (faint and few) . In addition marks and scratches which I have tried to show on photographs and are commensurate with that expected of a bike of this age. In particular this bike does show some signs of general wear and tear. It has a mark of note below the bottle cage. A few scratches , chips etc. Some signs of cosmetic restoration and enhancement. A mark on Non Drive side cross bar. Marks on Seat tube, and undercarriage. General markings on frame, a couple of small marks on the stays, on the top on white paint and on the downtube where an old clamp on style bottle cage had been placed.Light Mottling on the chrome part of the forks. On the stem the atax name is word and the decal normally positioned has faded away.” In Particular this bike is sold a price to reflect this as detailed in description, but all that said it is a bike of superb character flaws.