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Mercier Reynolds 531 (unsure about year)

Old 11-23-22, 06:07 PM
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Mercier Reynolds 531 (unsure about year)

Hello everybody,
I'm still running my crusade to find a great Mercier to restore and here I am with another find which I would like to ask your help with.
It's currently in France and the base price is set at 200€. Is this a good deal/ good bike?

Seems to be the pale rose other than the normal rose tone, is that rarer? Plus for the chrome socks which I quite like

I don't have much other info on this one other than what can be seen in the images. So any help is super welcome.

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Old 11-23-22, 06:13 PM
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If the frame is your size, the price is fair.

The photographs do not show sufficient detail to assess the overall condition. The frame appears to be nice.
​​​​​​​Great color!

You will need a budget for replacement parts, just in case.
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Old 11-23-22, 06:37 PM
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appears it may date from near to 1975

1977 was the year the model 93 chainset was discontinued


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I would agree based on parts it is a 75/76 several of the parts were only on bikes from these years. Also I'm pretty sure this color pink with chrome drops fork ends was offered for just a couple years in the mid 70's.
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How much will it cost to get it to London?
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How much will it cost to get it to London?
I’m doing a trip to Paris by train so it wouldn’t cost anything. Will bring it back as luggage
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Hello everyone, might need some other help.
I got the Mercier above and noticed that the front Mercier decal must have been replaced. From what I can gather there's where the serial number was. Is there any other place where the serial number can be found? Also, does anyone have an example picture so I can remake the emblem with some numbers on it (even if it's random numbers)?

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I have a Mercier 300, original owner, sort of. My sister bought it new in 1971, I bought it from her a few years later. To my knowledge, there is no other serial number stamped anywhere on the frame. It's only on that head tube tag. Here's a photo just before I finished it up. As you can see, there are some adjustments still to be made to it.
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Originally Posted by satbuilder View Post
I have a Mercier 300, original owner, sort of. My sister bought it new in 1971, I bought it from her a few years later. To my knowledge, there is no other serial number stamped anywhere on the frame. It's only on that head tube tag. Here's a photo just before I finished it up. As you can see, there are some adjustments still to be made to it.
Thank you for yoursatbuilder .

So I imagine it will be a hard one for me to get as mines are totally blank.

I might try to get some random numbers printed on the head tag anyway.
Is there anyway you have an example of how the numbers look like? Just so I can try to get as close as possible the style of the text on the tag. To be clear I won’t be copying the exact serial number just the look of the numbers

Thank you!
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Here's a snapshot of the head tube badge on my Mercier. There isn't much I can tell you about the serial number. The bike was purchased in August or September of 1971. When I overhauled it, the date code on the rear derailleur pulley cage was stamped 2/71.
It's hard to read, but the serial number is 302879


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Originally Posted by satbuilder View Post
Here's a snapshot of the head tube badge on my Mercier. There isn't much I can tell you about the serial number. The bike was purchased in August or September of 1971. When I overhauled it, the date code on the rear derailleur pulley cage was stamped 2/71.
It's hard to read, but the serial number is 302879



Thanks a lot for your help satbuilder . This allows me to have a nice base to design the numbers for mine even tho they will be ,sadly, random.

Your help is much appreciated
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France

You might want to have a look at leboncoin.fr
There are lots of these advertised
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