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Old 08-03-19, 06:14 PM
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My first bike, at age four.
Never rode it...
I want to pick it up at my moms and clean it to hang at the wall.
Peugeot c32 c, 32cm 16 inch.
Great photo. Here's a sort of companion for it, which I came across online:

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Old 08-04-19, 04:41 PM
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This new to me French bike just landed here and is now on display in my living room.

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Originally Posted by JimR56 View Post
Thought I would shed a little light on this one:

Thanks for re-posting this bike of mine. It is one of my favorites, even though it is a rather lowly 1970s bike boom model. Since I posted that photo, I have changed out the 700c tubular wheels for a new set of 27" clinchers with 27 x 1-1/4 tires and track hubs. The bike actually came stock with 27" clinchers with steel rims, but they were in horrible condition, so I mounted those old tubulars that I had on hand. Because of the larger size of the tires and rims, I was forced to remove the fenders.



1970 Mercier Model 100 singlespeed conversion
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Old 08-04-19, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
Thanks for re-posting this bike of mine. It is one of my favorites, even though it is a rather lowly 1970s bike boom model.
I was happy to edit and re-post it, just for fun. These Merciers are not lowly to me. Please consider visiting my Mercier thread, and helping with any info you might have: 50 years later, another Mercier

Because of the larger size of the tires and rims, I was forced to remove the fenders.



1970 Mercier Model 100 singlespeed conversion
I like the updated look a lot! Can I ask how you know that it's a 1970 Model 100? I'm trying to learn how to date these bikes as accurately as I can. Sort of a strange hobby of mine.
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Old 08-04-19, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by JimR56 View Post
I like the updated look a lot! Can I ask how you know that it's a 1970 Model 100? I'm trying to learn how to date these bikes as accurately as I can. Sort of a strange hobby of mine.
I should have said 1970s rather than 1970, since the Model 100 was the basic model that Mercier made in the 1970s. It was also known as the Rally Sport. I haven't done any detailed research to precisely date this bike, and they were mass produced during the bike boom of the 1970s.
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Old 08-04-19, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
I should have said 1970s rather than 1970, since the Model 100 was the basic model that Mercier made in the 1970s. It was also known as the Rally Sport. I haven't done any detailed research to precisely date this bike, and they were mass produced during the bike boom of the 1970s.
I was an owner of a new Mercier (probably a 100) in 1969. I put a link to a Mercier thread that I recently started in my post above. I hope you'll look at it, since you're a Mercier owner. There's a lot of info in it, some of which I found by searching these forums thoroughly for any posts about Mercier bikes.
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Old 08-04-19, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by JimR56 View Post
I was an owner of a new Mercier (probably a 100) in 1969. I put a link to a Mercier thread that I recently started in my post above. I hope you'll look at it, since you're a Mercier owner. There's a lot of info in it, some of which I found by searching these forums thoroughly for any posts about Mercier bikes.
I just looked at your Mercier thread, and you definitely have a lot of good content and discussion there. I found an old photo of my Mercier 100 from the eBay listing before it was shipped to me. Both the wheels and derailleurs were unusable, which is why I decided to convert it to a singlespeed.



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Old 08-04-19, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
I just looked at your Mercier thread, and you definitely have a lot of good content and discussion there. I found an old photo of my Mercier 100 from the eBay listing before it was shipped to me. Both the wheels and derailleurs were unusable, which is why I decided to convert it to a singlespeed.



Mercier Model 100 (Rally Sport)
A couple of things. Can I ask again how you know it's a model 100? Also, regarding the 'Rally Sport' name, I think I had read somewhere about the 'Rally Sport' designation for that model, but (as you can see in my Mercier thread) I only was able to locate catalog scans for the 200 ('Le Mans Club') and 300 ('Ultra Road'). So I'm wondering if you can tell me where you got the model number and RS name for your bike.

Also, I can tell you that my new 1969 Mercier (a 13th birthday gift that year), which was stolen in 1970, had the chromed front fork ends, but no chrome on the rear. I would have thought that this would be a strong indicator that mine was a 100. And yet your bike has the chrome at the rear, which I've associated with 200's and 300's. It could be that certain specs changed after 1969, but it's unclear to me. At any rate, I'd like to have these kinds of discussions in that Mercier thread, for the sake of completeness and convenience of future info searches.
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Originally Posted by JimR56 View Post
A couple of things. Can I ask again how you know it's a model 100? Also, regarding the 'Rally Sport' name, I think I had read somewhere about the 'Rally Sport' designation for that model, but (as you can see in my Mercier thread) I only was able to locate catalog scans for the 200 ('Le Mans Club') and 300 ('Ultra Road'). So I'm wondering if you can tell me where you got the model number and RS name for your bike.

Also, I can tell you that my new 1969 Mercier (a 13th birthday gift that year), which was stolen in 1970, had the chromed front fork ends, but no chrome on the rear. I would have thought that this would be a strong indicator that mine was a 100. And yet your bike has the chrome at the rear, which I've associated with 200's and 300's. It could be that certain specs changed after 1969, but it's unclear to me. At any rate, I'd like to have these kinds of discussions in that Mercier thread, for the sake of completeness and convenience of future info searches.
The reason I say it was a Model 100 rather than a Model 200, is that the Model 200 was equipped with tubular wheels and tires, whereas the Model 100 had 27" clincher wheels and tires. The Model 200 was a entry level road racer, whereas the Model 100 was just a regular sporty touring / commute bike. As to the Rally Sport designation, I think I saw that in the eBay listing and perhaps some other internet postings, so my sources are no better than yours for this.
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Old 08-05-19, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
The reason I say it was a Model 100 rather than a Model 200, is that the Model 200 was equipped with tubular wheels and tires, whereas the Model 100 had 27" clincher wheels and tires. The Model 200 was a entry level road racer, whereas the Model 100 was just a regular sporty touring / commute bike. As to the Rally Sport designation, I think I saw that in the eBay listing and perhaps some other internet postings, so my sources are no better than yours for this.
Thanks. I decided to quote this conversation over in my other thread. 50 years later, another Mercier
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Old 08-18-19, 05:20 AM
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Here is my 1976 Motobecane Grand Touring after a complete teardown, spindle and bearing replacement in the French threaded bottom bracket, derailleur and brake cleaning and rebuild, headset and hub service, and cable replacement. I refurbished the original saddle and put it back on the bike. The initial shakedown ride showed I needed some slight fit adjustments after reassembly, and the old saddle kept sliding back on the post during my ride, but I'm quite pleased how it came out.




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1974 Velosolex Saint Tropez

A few updates to this bike since the last time I posted in this thread. Swapped the stem for a Nitto Technomic, bars for Nitto B135. Swapped the plastic Criterium rear derailleur for a Simplex SLJ6600 badged as a Gipiemme. This bike is a bit of a mystery, but it is badged as full 531 and has a nice ride. Fork is obviously a replacement. When I bought the bike (for $50!) the chromed fork was badly flaking so I cleaned it up and repainted it white. No visible damage to front end of frame and it tracks straight. A nice comfortable bike for long rides.

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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.

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This new to me French bike just landed here and is now on display in my living room.

Mark Petry
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I like this. My size too
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A few



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