Mericant, 1887/89, racing bicycle

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Marca: Cycles Mericant
Anno di produzione: 1887
Tipo: racing bicycle
Nazione: France
Nome: Mericant

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