Year: 1971 (?) Make: Mercier Model: Unknown
A little bit about it: I got this as a frame only and have been building it up with various era-appropriate wheels, bars, components, etc. I have several French front and rear derailleurs to pick from, but I’m hanging Suntour instead, along with Sugino crankset. The bottom bracket is Stronglight, the downtube shifters are Simplex, the handlebars are unknown (but presumably French), and the saddle is an Ideale 2002 that I found at the bottom of a box of otherwise crappy old seats and parts that I paid five bucks for. I overhauled the bottom bracket and headset, and replaced the bearings, realizing too late that this frame doesn’t use a retainer… whoops! Bearings all over the garage floor! I need to dig out a set of pedals and clips to replace the flats I currently have mounted, but it’s really pretty amazing how relaxed the ride quality is.