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


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From: "Peter Rogers" <pjrogers@rogers.com>
To: "Norris Lockley" <nlockley73@gmail.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <AANLkTimOEXuN7HvU8gK5xtr5QpJaskJa_f4BmXlyWkbk@mail.gmail.com>
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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

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From: "Norris Lockley" <nlockley73@gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, July 04, 2010 4:32 PM
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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 :-

> http://www.flickr.com/photos/cyclecrank - 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