mercian for sale.55cm

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lyncho1983
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mercian for sale.55cm

Postby lyncho1983 » 18 Oct 2017, 12:38pm

Hi all,

I was on here a while ago with regards to a bike I have and finding out whether or not it was indeed a Mercian.

please find all information here viewtopic.php?f=1&t=116367&hilit=mercian

anyway nothing else has happened with the bike and I would like to sell it. ive currently got a motorbike and looking to do my full test so whatever it is sold for will go towards that.

I have to make clear the bike is working fine however it would be best to say im selling as a restoration project as I removed some of the paint under the bottom bracket to try find out if it was a Mercian(long story, im sure if you read through the above link you will understand).

to me it on the face of it it just looks like it needs a good clean but I don't know much about these bikes so cant be sure. anyone who would like to come and view the bike is more than welcome too. I live in Bradford west yorkshire

Im not at all in the loop about any sort of price to ask for so im open to offers.

Thanks
Darren

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Re: mercian for sale.

Postby torquerulesok » 18 Oct 2017, 2:12pm

To save us trawling through seven pages of your first post...:
- Has the bike been confirmed as a Mercian frame?
- what's the frame size, measured at the seat tube, CTC, in CM?

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lyncho1983
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Re: mercian for sale.

Postby lyncho1983 » 18 Oct 2017, 2:27pm

thanks for your reply.

with regards to confirmation and from the frame number I found it would seem from other peoples opinions on here that it is genuine, however, I will try ringing Mercian tomorrow(closed today) and see if they can confirm.

il measure the frame tonight. do you mean measure it from bottom bracket to seat post(sorry I haven't a clue).

thanks for that link, its really helpful.

thanks
darren

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Re: mercian for sale.

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Re: mercian for sale.

Postby breakwellmz » 18 Oct 2017, 10:07pm

The way that is illustrated shows the vertical height not the tube length to be the frame size surely?

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Re: mercian for sale.

Postby Paulatic » 18 Oct 2017, 10:10pm

breakwellmz wrote:The way that is illustrated shows the vertical height not the tube length to be the frame size surely?

No, it’s showing you have to measure the red tube from Centre to Top
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lyncho1983
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Re: mercian for sale.

Postby lyncho1983 » 19 Oct 2017, 11:18am

morning all,

so measuring it as per the previous link(thanks for that) its 55cm.

thanks
darren

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Re: mercian for sale.

Postby lyncho1983 » 19 Oct 2017, 4:43pm

currently in contact with Mercian regarding the bike so once I have an update il post it on here.

thanks
darren

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Re: mercian for sale.55cm

Postby lyncho1983 » 20 Oct 2017, 2:15pm

afternoon all,

So ive been going back and forth emailing Mercian pictures of the bike and they have stated that it is indeed a Mercian bike.

Thanks
Darren

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Re: mercian for sale.55cm

Postby Bonefishblues » 20 Oct 2017, 2:22pm

Did they give any info about tubing etc?

lyncho1983
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Re: mercian for sale.55cm

Postby lyncho1983 » 20 Oct 2017, 2:23pm

They didn't give any specifics I'm afraid. Just stated that it is a mercian.

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Darren

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Re: mercian for sale.55cm

Postby lyncho1983 » 23 Oct 2017, 4:20pm

a few pics of the bike, can send anyone as many as you like. maybe easier giving me your mob number so I can send them directly to that.

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darren
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Re: mercian for sale.55cm

Postby jimlews » 26 Oct 2017, 6:48pm

Have you decided how much you want for it?

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Re: mercian for sale.55cm

Postby lyncho1983 » 28 Oct 2017, 10:42am

I really don't know mate. I'm not into bikes so don't know what to ask for.

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Re: mercian for sale.55cm

Postby drossall » 28 Oct 2017, 11:47am

Like everything else, bikes are worth what people will pay for them. Take a look at eBay. Yours is an older model - note that your brake cables are exposed ("non-aerodynamic"), as opposed to the bikes on eBay where the cables run under the bar tape ("aero"). The age will make it lower-end in price. amediasatex gave some good advice on the other thread.

The parts on yours don't look like top-end ones, even for its age, although some details would help. Either take close-ups or just read the names off the gear mechanisms, brakes and so on. For example, I think your brakes might be GB Coureurs and the brake levers matching GB ones. That fits with the other thread, which also suggested a Huret front and a Suntour rear derailleur, I believe; the fact that they don't match suggests that something could have been replaced at some stage - or a previous owner had very specific tastes, of course. As was said in the previous thread, the parts are nothing special, so they won't do much for the price.

I think it was identified as a 1982 model in the previous thread. That probably means the older, 27" wheel size, as opposed to the marginally-smaller, modern, metric 700C. Should be stamped on the tyres and/or rims. 27" tyres are harder to get, so that reduces the interest except to real enthusiasts for older bikes. It also implies that it is designed for narrower, older rear wheels; over time, rear wheels have got somewhat wider, as the number of rear gears has increased. Again, suitable hubs are harder to get, although it's possible to get a frame re-spaced (either with a cost implication, or if the owner has the expertise) - again, this all affects value.

However, underneath, it's a lovely, classic frame that should be saved. Please don't let it get used as a skip bike. I think everyone here wishes they could justify having another one - I do! Your one big opportunity may be the current enthusiasm for older, quality bikes, linked to events such as L'Eroica.