Mercian Refurb 1960's 22.5" / 57cm Now £325

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chris1576
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Mercian Refurb 1960's 22.5" / 57cm Now £325

Postby chris1576 » 6 Jul 2018, 7:15pm

Vintage 1960's Mercian currently set up for single speed.
Halo Aerorage wheels with Shimano freewheel
25mm Gatorskin tyres
48T SR chainwheel
Chain line straight
SKS mudguards
Randonneur bars with gel tape
Tektro retro brake levers
Choice of Charge Spoon, Selle Italia Gel XO, and Brooks B17 saddles
Shimano SPD pedals
Frame has had Bob Jackson respray , transfers and seat tube clamp repair (£190).
Little used since rebuild 8 years ago, maybe 100 miles
Same owner (me) since 1973
A very nice runaround with no issues
Can email photos
Too good to be a garage ornament.
Was £350
Now £325
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Re: Mercian 1960's 22.5" / 57cm PRICE DROP

Postby chris1576 » 22 Jul 2018, 11:35am

Now £325

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Re: Mercian 1960's 22.5" / 57cm PRICE DROP

Postby chris1576 » 22 Jul 2018, 9:39pm

Additional info prior to pics posted (hopefully) by 3rd party....

The drop outs are fine as they perfectly match the width of the Halo aerorage wheels 700c
The bike was originally fitted with 271/4 wheels but the original Weinmann Deluxe callipers have enough adjustment to work for both.
The bike comes with a choice of Charge spoon, Brooks B17 or Selle Italia XO gel saddles.
Also included are a period Shimano 600 derailleur (used but good) and NOS Shimano 600 downtube band-on shifters c/w cables.

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Re: Mercian 1960's 22.5" / 57cm PRICE DROP

Postby SimonCelsa » 23 Jul 2018, 5:55am

Couple of images here, click on hopefully to enlarge a bit;

Mercian1.jpg


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Re: Mercian 1960's 22.5" / 57cm PRICE DROP

Postby chris1576 » 23 Jul 2018, 9:12pm

More info...

Respray 8 years ago. kept indoors since then. Bike has covered less than 100 miles since then.
M Steel of Gosforth oversaw process and removed and re-fitted Tange head set (no wear) and installed new bottom bracket.
The rear drop outs are threaded for adjusters with springs.
Located Whitley Bay North Tyneside.

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Re: Mercian 1960's 22.5" / 57cm PRICE DROP

Postby chris1576 » 14 Aug 2018, 8:08pm

bump

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Re: Mercian 1960's 22.5" / 57cm PRICE DROP

Postby Louie Strychnine » 13 Sep 2018, 2:36pm

Hello Chris.

Lovely bike!

Bit of a long shot, is it still for sale and will it take a pannier rack?

Thank you, Rob

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Re: Mercian 1960's 22.5" / 57cm PRICE DROP

Postby chris1576 » 19 Sep 2018, 8:30pm

Still for sale
PM sent

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Re: Mercian Refurb 1960's 22.5" / 57cm Now £325

Postby chris1576 » 20 Oct 2018, 9:57pm

bmp

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Re: Mercian Refurb 1960's 22.5" / 57cm Now £325

Postby d70ar9 » 20 Oct 2018, 11:18pm

Lovely, very tempting...

As above can it take panniers?

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Re: Mercian Refurb 1960's 22.5" / 57cm Now £325

Postby chris1576 » 23 Oct 2018, 1:09pm

I have used the bike for touring in the past with rack and panniers.
The bottom of the rack mounts to the mudguard eyes. The top is secured via p-clips (eg Tortec from Evans c.£4 / pair) It worked for me.

If I forgot to mention the bike is located Whitley Bay (NE Coast)