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Old 08-14-19, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by JimR56 View Post
Very nice! I would love to know the dates of manufacture on those three, if you know. The down tube logo on the white bike is apparently a transitional design which I've had a hard time trying to date (maybe '73 or '74?). But the examples of that logo which I've seen were on U.S. imports. The "Special Sport" marking is also something I haven't encountered very often in my photo searches.

Your brown one would be around 1976-77, perhaps? The color on the mixte is lovely. We didn't get that color on Merciers over here!

I invite you to join in and help share any knowledge in my Mercier topic, if you're interested: 50 years later, another Mercier
I believe the mixte to be a '68. Looking at the documentation in your thread, it could well be a Sky Blue model 111. Definitely an export model for the US and Canadian markets. We didn't get that much chrome in Europe, certainly not on the entry level models.

It took me quite a while to get the bike where I wanted it to be (see this thread), but it was worth it. Mrs non-fixie probably hadn't had as much male attention in 25 years.




You could well be right on the brown Mercier's birth date. I have it down as "late seventies". It never got its own thread, but it did give me the chiquest garage door pic ever (see this thread).

The "Micro Mercier" is a bit of an oddball. Just bought it because it is so cute, and it was just 25. It does have its own thread here. Maybe a tiny friend will turn up some day ...
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Old 08-14-19, 11:51 AM
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Oh, and there is this Mercier in my attic, waiting for the right opportunity and mood. More on it here. 1970 or close.

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Old 08-14-19, 07:08 PM
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Wow!

The "M" thread really blew up after hours!

Nice bikes, all!
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Old 08-14-19, 07:20 PM
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Motobecane Grand Touring. Dates from '70-'72. Have 500+ miles on it so far this season.

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Old 08-14-19, 08:06 PM
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Yes, THAT's the C-Record pedal I've been using. There was also a version that looks like a pista pedal.

The Velobase page says that to compare the Record and the Chorus, one has the clip attached on top and the other on the bottom, and that's true. Another difference is that the body of the Chorus is heavier and thicker than that of the Record Other levels included a Triomphe. I think there was one identified with another lower-level group.
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Old 08-14-19, 09:11 PM
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2 M's-Merckx Motorola




Another Motobecane Grand Touring, with a few Campy bits and Mavic crank from the parts bin.

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Old 08-14-19, 09:33 PM
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Metropole

Early 1950s Metropole. An old French company that made bevel gear shaft drive bikes in the 1890s. Seamed to disappear after the 1950s.





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Old 08-14-19, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by non-fixie View Post
The "Micro Mercier" is a bit of an oddball. Just bought it because it is so cute, and it was just 25. It does have its own thread here. Maybe a tiny friend will turn up some day ...
Here's another micro, a photo I found online.

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Old 08-17-19, 12:41 PM
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Mariposa Randonneur 1994

My go-to bike for anything over 100 km or so. Halifax - Quebec City in 4 days 2004. Veteran of Dairyland Dare 2012. Rode my first century in several years last month on it and, while I'll never see the near side of 6 hours again, I finished in surprisingly non-knackered condition -- spent only an hour on the couch (rehydrating and re-carb-ing only, not catatonic....honest!) Must be something about that bike.... Still a 25 mm traditionalist, it was handy enough on the few km of gravel -- trail is by far the longest of any of our bikes.

Frame constructed by Tom Hinton, who is still hard at work with his tiny files and hummingbird wings making custom frames for the new Mariposa business.

A mix of Campag (front hub is C-Record, rear hub is Record 8-speed cassette), Shimano (crankset - 50-39) and Suntour (brakes & shifters--friction of course). The chromed steel rear rack is a Mike Barry in-house fabrication.
Just about perfection over distance.

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Old 08-17-19, 01:09 PM
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1973 Masi GC ex Mauro Simonetti, Team Sammontana.
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Old 08-17-19, 01:21 PM
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1937 Maino Supercampionissimo with Vittoria Margherita gears.
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Old 08-17-19, 07:10 PM
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This is my commute machine...


My Miyata 710
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Old 08-17-19, 07:36 PM
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1937 Maino Supercampionissimo with Vittoria Margherita gears.
Proof once and for all that dork discs are, in fact, cool. Great bike!
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Old 08-17-19, 07:37 PM
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And I really enjoy the yellow on that Masi! That is very, very nice!
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Old 08-17-19, 08:00 PM
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Amazing how "M" just exploded after it was over!
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Old 08-17-19, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by styggno1 View Post
17 posts and no Masi or Merckx!? I have to do something...

This is both a Monark and a Masi

















And a Meral of course...

Now You're just showing off! lol
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Old 08-17-19, 08:22 PM
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Some of you guys have seen this bike in person,,but what "M" list would be complete without a MOSER with Super Record on it.
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Old 08-17-19, 08:27 PM
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1978 Motobecane Grand Touring.
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Old 08-17-19, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16 View Post
Amazing how "M" just exploded after it was over!
Yeah, and as the OP Im embarrassed to say that I forgot my own M!

McBain Record from Tasmania, Australia.

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Old 08-17-19, 10:39 PM
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I love the bikes in this thread so far, including the OPs McBain. Here is my Motobecane Grand Record 650b.

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Originally Posted by P!N20 View Post
Yeah, and as the OP Im embarrassed to say that I forgot my own M!

McBain Record from Tasmania, Australia.


Nice bike though!
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Old 08-18-19, 05:47 AM
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1992 Mongoose IBOC Pro in American Blue . with Loop Stays and Tolberone TopTube

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