In 1980 Raymond Crozet quit his work at the famous bicycle manufacturer Mercier. But it was just to buy the financially struggling company Mécacycle which had its facilities right down the road not far from the Mercier factory in St. Etienne, France.
Soon he attracted the attention of the cycling world with some pretty innovative designs. And the Mécacycle Turbo was one of them.
A bike designed for professional cyclists with a split seat tube to make the frame stiffer and create a short wheelbase to make the handling extremely easy.
Though the idea was not exactly new, the frames were made to a very high quality standard and remained successful for many years. For the tubing mostly Super Vitus was used which was somewhat similar to Columbus SL or Reynolds 531. Those tubes were fillet brazed, bi-laminated or lugged whichever seemed to be the best solution for each joint.
This frame is a standard racing frame for 700c wheels which was famous for its perfectly balanced riding characteristics.
The bike is fitted with fine French parts from Stronglight, Simplex or Mavic. Then there is of course the necessary, specially made Huret Jubilee front derailleur. On top there are the smooth Pelissier hubs and rare Mavic handlebars. Of course there is the Rubis seatpost with internal clamping! - Well, ain't that nice?
A rather rare classic, legendary bike. Completely eligible for Eroica races, long weekend rides or short sprints around the corners of your city.
The bike has been very thoroughly checked and is ready to go!
ConditionUsed. The bicycle is in good condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents and is not bent. The paintwork is original. Some of the decals are flaked off. 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.
|Rear Derailleur||Simplex Aerodynamic|
|Front Derailleur||Huret Jubilee|
|Shifters||Simplex / Spidel|
|Crankset||Stronglight; 180 mm; 53/42|
|Bottom Bracket||Stronglight / Spidel|
|Seatpost||Rubis internally clamped|
|Seat||Selle Italia Turbo NEW|
|Hubs||Pelissier Professional; 6-speed; 24/18 ratio|
|Rims||Mavic GP4; 700C tubulars|
|Tires||Continental Giro; 622/22 tubulars NEW|
|Stem||Simano; 9 cm|
|Stembar||Mavic; 44 cm|
|Chain||YBN hard plated NEW|
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