Re: [CR] More on MERCIER..Prestige..and Shades of Poulidor

(Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2002)

From: Peter Rogers <>
To: "Norris Lockley" <>, <>
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Date: Sun, 4 Jul 2010 17:28:43 -0400
Subject: Re: [CR] More on MERCIER..Prestige..and Shades of Poulidor

Hi Norris, Thank you! A very beautiful old Mercier bike. It looks great with its warts and patina! I'll Google Mercier Prestige to see what comes up. All the best, Peter Rogers

Barrie, Ontario, Canada

From: "Norris Lockley" <>
Sent: Sunday, July 04, 2010 4:32 PM
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Subject: [CR] More on MERCIER..Prestige..and Shades of Poulidor

> On sifting through some back numbers of Le Cycle - the French semi-trade

> semi-sport magazine, I chanced to find an announcment in the March 1977

> edition,f rom MERCIER, about the firm's intention to launch its Prestige

> range.


> The article states that all frames made under this banner will be

> custom-made, entirely by hand, to individual order with no more than 200

> being produced each month. Apparently each frame was presented in its own

> gift case..and each carried a special number..but the article did not say

> whereabouts on the frame. Frames were made either of Reynolds 531DB or of

> 753.


> To contrast with these frames I have posted on my Flickr site :-

> - about a dozen photos of an earlier

> Mercier bike, my1964 Grand Prix des Nations one, warts and patina and

> all..a

> thing of rare cyclamen beauty.


> Norris Lockley


> Settle UK