Mercier 531


For sale a 1970’s 10 speed Mercier with a lightweight 57cm Reynolds 531 frame and Simplex dropouts. The bike has the original paintwork and many of the original components as listed below.

mercier logo

  • TA crankset
  • Lyotard pedals
  • Simplex derailleurs
  • Simplex shifters
  • Mafac “Racer” brakes
  • Mafac brake levers
  • Belleri stem
  • Phillipe Professionelle bars
  • JPR seatpost
  • Iscaselle Targa saddle
  • Normandy hubs
  • Mavic Champion du Monde rims
  • Vittoria Competition tubular tyres

About Mercier

Raymond Poulidor
R. Poulidor

Mercier was a French bicycle manufacturer with a strong racing tradition. The professional cycling team of the same name promoted and raced the factory bikes with famous riders like Raymond Poulidor.

Together with bitter rival Peugeot  they had a long presence in the sport and particularly in the Tour de France from 1935 until 1983. More info here.

When this bike first turned a wheel…

  • The Three-Day Week officially came into force
  • The Exorcist and Deliverance were a nice evening out at the movies
  • “Tie A Yellow Ribbon” by Dawn was very very popular