Mericant, 1887/89, racing bicycle

Cycles Mericant, racing bicycle, 1887/89, France

Here’s a typical example of a touring bike, built in France by Cycles Mericant in Paris.

The new vehicle was turning into a huge economic and social phenomenon. Just think about the independence the bicycle gave, finally a vehicle which didn’t need animals or thermal energy to move. Back then owning a bicycle was a dream, but not many could afford one.


Technical notes:

  • French bicycle
  • “En cadre” frame
  • Touring handlebar
  • Spoon brake on the front tire
  • Wooden rims


Marque: Cycles Mericant
Year of production: 1887
Type: racing bicycle
Nation: France
Name: Mericant
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