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by ElaineB
8 Dec 2019, 8:21pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Mercian frame and forks 50cm
Replies: 0
Views: 138

Mercian frame and forks 50cm

50 cm c-t with 51 c-c top tube. Wheelbase 960mm with 120mm rear spacing. Horizontal dropouts. According to Mercian it was the 48th frame made in 1978. It also has a number 1 alongside the frame number under the bottom bracket. In very good condition for its age. Please see photos. This frame was han...
by ElaineB
25 Nov 2019, 9:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frames identification?
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: Frames identification?

Thanks Brucey and Polisman for your very interesting and informative input re frames. I have spoken to Mercian who have suggested the Mercian may be a Vincitore, I measured the rear inside dropouts which are 120cm and 960cm wheelbase. The Rory inside rear dropouts are 115cm with 1010cm wheelbase (me...
by ElaineB
24 Nov 2019, 6:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frames identification?
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: Frames identification?

Thanks rjb, how funny! I may well have a look.
Not sure about selling yet, I need to know what it is I’ve actually got first.
by ElaineB
24 Nov 2019, 3:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frames identification?
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: Frames identification?

Thanks Ugly I will do that. I may try calling Mercian tomorrow and see if they can identify the model by the number under the bb.
by ElaineB
24 Nov 2019, 3:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frames identification?
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: Frames identification?

Thanks for that Peetee. The 2 numbers under the bottom bracket are...7111 & 4275.
by ElaineB
24 Nov 2019, 2:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frames identification?
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Frames identification?

Hi, Can anyone help me with 2 frames I have acquired recently. One is a Rory O’Brien track frame, it has 2 sets of 4 digit numbers, one ending in 75, which I assume may be the year of manufacture. It also has a small crown logo at the top of the rear stays, the tubing is either 501 or 531, it’s diff...
by ElaineB
11 Aug 2019, 9:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting a Muddy Fox
Replies: 51
Views: 2262

Re: Converting a Muddy Fox

Definitely ‘silver’ mudguards, that MF bike will look fabulous and ride like a ‘silver bullet’! Don’t forget to show us all the ‘finished product’ Derek.
by ElaineB
10 Aug 2019, 3:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Recommendation for touring bike
Replies: 141
Views: 5002

Re: Recommendation for touring bike

Derek, have you seen the Koga Miyata that is for sale on this site under bikes for sale, if it is your size it is a real bargain.
by ElaineB
10 Aug 2019, 3:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Recommendation for touring bike
Replies: 141
Views: 5002

Re: Recommendation for touring bike

Derek you could also take a look at both Halfords and Decathlon, they have some off the peg bikes that you could just hop on and go, nice new components too and at a price that would be well in your price range. All you may have to do is add a rack, what’s not to like! If you plan to go to Kent, it ...
by ElaineB
9 Aug 2019, 1:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Recommendation for touring bike
Replies: 141
Views: 5002

Re: Recommendation for touring bike

Which goes to prove the best way to learn what you really need is trial and error!
by ElaineB
9 Aug 2019, 12:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Recommendation for touring bike
Replies: 141
Views: 5002

Re: Recommendation for touring bike

I think those requirements are interesting but I also think as humans we confuse what we want with what we actually need!
by ElaineB
9 Aug 2019, 10:19am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Recommendation for touring bike
Replies: 141
Views: 5002

Re: Recommendation for touring bike

I’m not going there!
by ElaineB
9 Aug 2019, 10:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Recommendation for touring bike
Replies: 141
Views: 5002

Re: Recommendation for touring bike

Well yes, I guess that is it! Of course if one is heading off around the globe then a full on touring bike with a long wheelbase etc etc is imperative. If you want to carry a heavy load and be comfortable with few mechanical problems it would make sense. But the rest of us...?
by ElaineB
9 Aug 2019, 9:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Recommendation for touring bike
Replies: 141
Views: 5002

Re: Recommendation for touring bike

Yes I agree re wheels for touring but my Hobootleg came with 26” Alex wide rims with 36 spokes, Sora 130mm hubs and 35mm tyres. I asked St John Street cycles to make me a pair of Mavic narrow rims with 32 spokes, Sora hubs and I put on 28mm tyres. I ordered them on a Wednesday and they were delivere...
by ElaineB
8 Aug 2019, 8:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Recommendation for touring bike
Replies: 141
Views: 5002

Re: Recommendation for touring bike

No it wasn’t on ‘that’ bike, those wheels are bomb proof, I hope!