TAKEN - Tatty Mercian frame.

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Mike Sales
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TAKEN - Tatty Mercian frame.

Postby Mike Sales » 26 Aug 2019, 5:18pm

58cm. centre BB to top seat tube. 27" wheels. Surface rust spoiling paint. I believe it to be 531 but transfer has gone.
Not a complete bike, but including some parts.
Wheels, nondescript alloy 27", screw on freewheel, front LF
SR forged double chain set
Weinmann dynamic brake mechs. An odd early cross between centre pull and dual pivot.
Cheap Shimano derailleurs.
No bars, stem, brake levers, or seat pin.

Free to a good home. Must be collected from near Boston, Lincolnshire.

Abandoned by my brother. I cannot bear to watch it rotting away anymore.

landsurfer
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Location: Rotherham

Re: Tatty Mercian frame.

Postby landsurfer » 26 Aug 2019, 5:28pm

PM sent ...
It's not about the bike .. It's about the journey .....
The Road Goes On Forever ........................

landsurfer
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Re: Tatty Mercian frame.

Postby landsurfer » 26 Aug 2019, 5:33pm

PM ... NOT SENT ... there does not seem to be anyway to send you one ... no pathway ....
I'll have it and buy you lunch in return ...
It's not about the bike .. It's about the journey .....
The Road Goes On Forever ........................

Mike Sales
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Re: Tatty Mercian frame.

Postby Mike Sales » 26 Aug 2019, 5:35pm

landsurfer wrote:PM ... NOT SENT ... there does not seem to be anyway to send you one ... no pathway ....
I'll have it and buy you lunch in return ...


I seem to have troubles with my internet address.
Any questions can be asked and answered in clear.

Mike Sales
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Re: Tatty Mercian frame.

Postby Mike Sales » 26 Aug 2019, 5:41pm

Swineshead is now bypassed by the A17. Take the old road to the centre of the village, PE20 3LH.
When you see a model shop called the Granary ring 01205 820346.
Let me know when you will be here as I am not very good at answering the phone.

landsurfer
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Location: Rotherham

Re: Tatty Mercian frame.

Postby landsurfer » 26 Aug 2019, 5:49pm

Friday about lunchtime ?
I can go via RAF Conningsby and i have a business supplier in the Swineshead area i can call in on ...
It's not about the bike .. It's about the journey .....
The Road Goes On Forever ........................

Mike Sales
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Joined: 7 Mar 2009, 3:31pm

Re: Tatty Mercian frame.

Postby Mike Sales » 26 Aug 2019, 5:50pm

landsurfer wrote:Friday about lunchtime ?
I can go via RAF Conningsby and i have a business supplier in the Swineshead area i can call in on ...


Sounds ideal. OK.

Mike Sales
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Re: Tatty Mercian frame.

Postby Mike Sales » 31 Aug 2019, 5:59pm

landsurfer wrote:PM sent ...


I would love to see a photo of the finished restoration.

landsurfer
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Re: Tatty Mercian frame.

Postby landsurfer » 31 Aug 2019, 6:11pm

Bike is stripped .. i'm making a jig to use a hydraulic ram to straighten the top tube then off to Tube Engineers / F1 Fabs, for blasting, chrome removal and a check of the tube internals ... as far as we can ... and then, if all is well, a single colour paint ..
Probably pink or metallic red ...

I didn't realise it was a 23.5 inch frame ... it will fit me .... :D
It's not about the bike .. It's about the journey .....
The Road Goes On Forever ........................

Mike Sales
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Joined: 7 Mar 2009, 3:31pm

Re: Tatty Mercian frame.

Postby Mike Sales » 31 Aug 2019, 6:42pm

landsurfer wrote:Bike is stripped .. i'm making a jig to use a hydraulic ram to straighten the top tube then off to Tube Engineers / F1 Fabs, for blasting, chrome removal and a check of the tube internals ... as far as we can ... and then, if all is well, a single colour paint ..
Probably pink or metallic red ...

I didn't realise it was a 23.5 inch frame ... it will fit me .... :D



Cracking on, eh?

landsurfer
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Joined: 27 Oct 2012, 9:13pm
Location: Rotherham

Re: Tatty Mercian frame.

Postby landsurfer » 31 Aug 2019, 8:55pm

"Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero ..."
It's not about the bike .. It's about the journey .....
The Road Goes On Forever ........................