Raymond Poulidor – Mercier – Special Poulidor

French Raymond Poulidor Special in italian outfit.


Mercier - Raymond Poulidor


This frame was made by Cycles Mercier and probably dates to late 60s or early 70s. (Help in dating appreciated.) Serial number is 37225. Tubing material is Reynolds 531. Bocama (BCM) professional lugs. Nervex fork crown. Simplex drop outs with mud guard eyelets.

The equipment consists of Campagnolo Nuovo Record parts that date between 1960 up to 1975. Brakes and brake levers are Universal 61.

Original paint with nice pin stripes and original transfers.

This bike had a conversion of the Simplex drop out hanger, probably in the mid 70s. The hanger was removed to be able to mount the Campagnolo Record rear derailleur. A common conversion at that time.

The right seat lug clamp is slightly bent as the Bocama seat lug did not use much material at this point. No dents, cracks at any point of the frame. No rust problems.

The frame is anti rust prepared from the inside.

I added NOS Universal brake gum hoods and NOS Lyontyres GT30 tubulars.


Frame-Specifications

Toptube 58cm c/c Dropouts Rear 123 mm
Seattube 57cm c/c Dropouts Front 100 mm
Chainstay 42cm Threading British
Headtube 15cm Frame Material Reynolds 531

 

Equipment

Stem Cinelli 1A old logo 100mm Saddle Selle Italia Criterium
Handlebar Cosmos Manubri Mod. Confort 42cm Headset Campagnolo Record
Seatpost Campagnolo  Record 27mm Bottom Braket Campagnolo Record
BSA 1.37 x 24
Brakes Universal 61 Crankset Campagnolo Record
172.5, 52/42
Brake Levers Universal (NOS hoods) Hubs Campagnolo Record
Front Derailleur Campagnolo Record Rims Mavic Monthlery Legere and Mavic Championnat du Monde
Rear Derailleur Campagnolo Nuovo Record, Pat. 75 Freewheel Mailard 5V
Shift Levers Campagnolo Record Pedals Campagnolo Record with Christophe leather straps and toe clips

 


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