Mercier 600 Arabesque

Mercier 600 Arabesque


An early 1980’s Mercier 600 Arabesque with a 55cm Vitus frame, engraved chrome forks. The bike which is in excellent condition has a superb component list mainly comprising of the Shimano 600 Arabesque groupset. the bike also has new tyres, chain and bar tape.

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  • Shimano 600 Arabesque crankset
  • Shimano 600 Arabesque front/rear derailleurs
  • Shimano 600 Arabesque shifters
  • Shimano 600 Arabesque headset
  • Shimano 600 Arabesque brakes
  • Shimano 600 Arabesque brake levers
  • Sakae stem
  • Belleri bars
  • Lightweight wheels Rigida deep dish rims
  • NOS Reydel saddle
  • SR pedals
  • Christophe toeclips and straps
  • Vittoria 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…

  • Britain was at war with Argentina
  • Channel 4 was launched in UK
  • Come On Eileen” by Dexy’s Midnight Runners was very very popular