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Mercier

French Patent 782,388 - Mercier main image Swiss Patent 161,464 - Mercier main image French Patent 782,388 - Mercier main image



see also French Patent # 782,338 - Mercier 1934

see also French Patent # 782,338 - Mercier 1934

French Patent 782,388 - Mercier thumbnail


see also New Cycling 05/1981 - Derailleur Collection

see also New Cycling 05/1981 - Derailleur Collection

  • Publisher: New Cycling
  • Date: May 1981
  • Derailleur brands: too numerous to list here
  • Derailleurs: too numerous to list here
New Cycling May 1981 - Derailleur Collection front cover thumbnail

Mercier is a French brand of bicycles and cycle components. The company was founded by Emile Mercier in 1919, originally to manufacture bicycle parts, but started producing complete bicycles in about 1930.

Mercier was famous for its racing bikes, and had a long history of sponsoring teams in the Tour de France. Amongst of its more notable riders were Antonin Magne, Louison Bobet, Raymond Poulidor, Joop Zoetemelk and Cyrille Guimard

Emile Mercier died in 1973 and his company died not long after, filing for bankruptcy in 1985. The Mercier brand name is currently owned by the Accell Group - one of Europes largest bike manufacturers.

In terms of derailleurs, I have heard tell of three designs:

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