Mercier Super Vitus 980 Classic Road Bike 1980s

Mercier Super Vitus 980 Classic Road Bike 1980s

Super Vitus 980 tubing. Shimano 600 'Arabesque'.

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ID 21795
Marke Mercier
Size 51 cm i
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Description

Cycles Mercier is a French bicycle manufacturer founded in 1919 by Emile Mercier in Saint-Etienne. Many famous Champions like Raymond Poulidor made the bikes in distinctive pink colour famous all over the world. This classic Mercier dates back to the early 1980s and is a sweet little bike.


The frame is made of the very finest Super Vitus 980 tubes from the eponymously named French company Vitus. This tubest were labeled as "Course Professionel Serie Extra Legere" and was competing with the upper crest Columbus and Reynolds offering. Additionally it was said that these tubes underwent some kind of heat treatment and the sets were delivered with instructions how to properly braze them.

And the masters by Mercier did a fine job as you can see and the frame show many delicate details, of which perhaps the most pretty is the elegant fork crown, which really stands apart.

It is equipped with Shimano 600 "Arabesque" groupset, some top level Dura-Ace parts and some French componentry from Maillard or Rigida.

And of course this small sized bike sports the iconic pink paintjob with gold detailing.

A very fine frame with reliable parts which not just looks so cool but rides well as well.


Condition Used
The bicycle is in good condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents and is not bent. The paintwork and decals are all original with some scratches and other normal signs of usage. All parts have been checked and are working fine. The bicycle went through a full checkup at Steel Vintage Bikes workshop! All parts were disassembled, cleaned and re-assembled again. The frame was checked for structural integrity and all wearing parts were replaced with new ones. You can expect the bicycle in fantastic riding condition and ready to go for your vintage bike ride.

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Storage BMB 02-09
Marke Mercier
Product Name Mercier Super Vitus 980 Classic Road Bike 1980s
Bicycle Type Road Bicycle
On Auction No
Frame & Fork Mercier Super Vitus 980; lugged steel frame and fork
Rear Derailleur Shimano 600
Front Derailleur Shimano Dura-Ace
Shifters Shimano 600
Brakes Shimano 600
Brake Levers Shimano 600
Headset Shimano 600
Crankset Shimano 600; 170 mm; 52/42
Bottom Bracket Sakae
Seat Post Shimano Dura-Ace
Hubs Maillard; 6-speed; 22/13 freewheel ratio
Rims Rigida; 700C clinchers
Tires Michelin Dynamic Classic; 622/20 clinchers NEW
Stem 10 cm
Stem Bar Guid; 42 cm
Seat Selle Selle Marco Concor Supercorsa
Chain YBN classic NEW
Handlebar Tape San Marco perforated leather NEW

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Size

Size 51 cm
Seat Tube 51 cm
Top Tube 51 cm
Head Tube 9.5 cm
Standover 76 cm
Calculate my size Recommended inseam length: 74.5 cm - 77.5 cm