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CYCLES MERCIER, FRANCE LOIRE

A very old French maker who sponsored many top racers and manufactured many makes and models over the years... 

Updated 5.26.2006    Click on images to see a larger view.

     Rue de Gutenberg, not far from the centre of St Etienne until the company went into liquidation in the mid-80s.  "Cycles Mercier France-Loires" continued carrying the brand "Mercier" after bankruptcy in the mid-80's.
     Currently it forms part of the Accell Group and produces bicycles in a place called "Andrezieux Boutheon" very much near St Etienne.
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he Mercier brand has also reappeared on mail-order Chinese-made  bikes in the USA, apparently as a result of a licensing arrangement.

Current company web site

Mercier Pro bike on display at American Cyclery, San Francisco.
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