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Mercier Course

Infos

Brand: Mercier
Full bike weight: 10.5kg
Frame weight: 2510g (frame 1840g, fork 670g)
Size: 57cm
Markings: 00123S??? head tube frame sticker
Year: 1979-81 (estimated)
Notes: Full bike was acquired on Facebook market, frame has been resprayed, original was a metallic grey with slight green taint. 

History:
A beautiful bike bought on Facebook market. The Vitus tubing and the Shimano 600 Arabesque groupset immediatly caught my eyes. The bike was originally in a metallic green but the paint was in poor quality, I decided to repaint it using the Mercier pink, allthough I wish the paint was the metallic pink from that era, this paint job is still a Mercier pink but from a different era/range. Still the new paintjob is stunning and the stickers are the same as the one fitted on the original paintjob. All parts are original except for the wheels, the front one was a generic shop replacement wheel so I sourced Mavic rims and used some Maillard normandy I had in stock. Both wheels have been handbuilt (the front by myself, the rear by a bike shop). Took me a while to finish it but here it is, in all its glory!

 

Technical

Tubing: Super Vitus 971
Groupset: Shimano 600 Arabesque
Wheels: Mavic MA40 on Maillard Normandy high flange hubs
Freewheel: n/a
Tyres: Panaracer Pasela 25c
Saddle: San Marco Course Mercier branded
Seatpost: Mercier branded 26.4mm
Headset: Shimano 600 style, Dura-Ace branded
Stem: Belleri with Made in France sticker
Handlebar: Kiprim
Bartape: Tressorex cotton
Bottom bracket: Shimano 600
Pedals: Kyokuto Pro Vic II with Christophe toe clips and straps
Chain: KMC