information regarding my bike? mercian

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Re: information regarding my bike? mercian

Postby amediasatex » 9 Aug 2017, 4:41pm

Thanks for the Scans Mick, but based on the MTB pic that is definitely not a 1993 brochure, more like 2005ish, as Those Fox Forks weren't released until 2001/2002 at the very earliest, and they look like the later 2004/2005 model based on the graphics...

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Re: information regarding my bike? mercian

Postby JohnW » 10 Aug 2017, 1:07am

amediasatex wrote:Thanks for the Scans Mick, but based on the MTB pic that is definitely not a 1993 brochure, more like 2005ish, as Those Fox Forks weren't released until 2001/2002 at the very earliest, and they look like the later 2004/2005 model based on the graphics...

I'd agree with that. I picked up my brochure from the shop when I ordered my Mercian in 2005 - and certainly that's the one. The separate sheet price list that came with it is dated 2004. The 'Velocita' illustrated on page 12 was actually on display in the shop.

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Re: information regarding my bike? mercian

Postby Mick F » 10 Aug 2017, 8:25am

Yes, you both seem to be correct. :oops:
I don't know when I got it. It seems too early to have been when I was last there in 2007 .............. but could be that late?
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Re: information regarding my bike? mercian

Postby JohnW » 12 Aug 2017, 6:49pm

JohnW wrote:...................I agree about the lugs and the brakes - Weinmann 730s? - and the levers look like GBs to me, but not a pattern that I ever had..................


Some of lyncho's photos have disappeared - it seems that I have to click into the same bucket as someone else in order to see them now - whereas they were fine about a week ago.

However, I digress. I've been sniffing through my spares buckets and on the bike shed floor and I find that I have had some GB brake levers similar to (but not identical with) the levers on this now-famous Mercian. However, whilst the first of lyncho's photos are still accessible on the Forum they're not altogether clear and my zoom up to 400% doesn't give the clarity for me to be sure.................but I actually think the brake stirrups may be GB as well.

It's no big deal now that we've all put our two-pennorth in, but I thought I'd just mention it.

What's with this "Photobucket" outfit? I don't understand how it can work for a while, and then cease to do so. The wording in the space where the photo used to be suggests that more payment by someone is needed........that's the trouble with technology.

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Re: information regarding my bike? mercian

Postby Bonefishblues » 12 Aug 2017, 6:59pm

The tech's fine however the business model of Photobucket is absolutely pants.

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Re: information regarding my bike? mercian

Postby lyncho1983 » 14 Aug 2017, 9:08am

morning,

yeah that's weird that the pictures have disappeared. I think I have some close up pics of the brakes so il add them on here.

darren

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Re: information regarding my bike? mercian

Postby Malky 1422 » 15 Aug 2017, 8:32am

I love the Mercians, and wish I had kept a couple that I sold years ago. I have a Mercian Strada built 2007 and cost £760 then 853 tubes AND STAYS. Now £1250. thats up almost £500 and I know for a fact general wages havent risen that much. Its all a bit boutique prices now, Bob Jackson is much more realistic and similar high quality.

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Re: information regarding my bike? mercian

Postby lyncho1983 » 20 Oct 2017, 2:16pm

afternoon all,

no posted in the subject for a while but thought I would give a quick update as im looking to sell the bike.

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

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Re: information regarding my bike? mercian

Postby eileithyia » 20 Oct 2017, 6:44pm

lyncho1983 wrote:afternoon all,

no posted in the subject for a while but thought I would give a quick update as im looking to sell the bike.

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


My mate, one of their builders, told you so :lol:
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Re: information regarding my bike? mercian

Postby lyncho1983 » 20 Oct 2017, 6:47pm

Haha really?! They were very helpful guys.

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Re: information regarding my bike? mercian

Postby eileithyia » 20 Oct 2017, 10:48pm

lyncho1983 wrote:Haha really?! They were very helpful guys.

No right at the beginning of the post, I shared your photos to one of their frame builders, he confirmed it but others were not so sure... ha ha anyway told you so... lol :lol:
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Re: information regarding my bike? mercian

Postby lyncho1983 » 21 Oct 2017, 12:16pm

ahh right yea he was right as you say.

Just need to look into selling it now or even seeing if anyone is interested in it.

Darren

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Re: information regarding my bike? mercian

Postby Graham » 21 Oct 2017, 2:54pm

If you want to sell via the forum, please prepare a Small Ad with the details, including photo(s) and post in the "For Sale - Whole Bikes" section.

You can include a link to this topic if you feel that would be beneficial.

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Re: information regarding my bike? mercian

Postby lyncho1983 » 21 Oct 2017, 3:18pm

Thanks Graham I did post one with with a link to this but il try put some pictures in it too

Darren