Mercian stolen, Newcastle

tommy1273
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Mercian stolen, Newcastle

Postby tommy1273 » 24 Oct 2013, 1:53am

My bright blue (with white decals) Mercian King of Mercia was stolen from Newcastle University this weekend just gone. It's very distinctive, and therefore likely to be recognised (I hope!). Unfortunately I don't have a serial number, but it's a frame from the 1960s. Original frame and paint work, but with modern upgrades! I attach some pictures. Details below. Any information, please contact me via the forum. Cash reward! May still be attached to it's ABUS D-lock (as it seems they detached the bike rack from the ground)!!

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Details:
Mercian King of Mercia, 1960s touring frame, steel
Bright blue, with white decals and distinctive Mercian decals (see photos)
Shimano Tiagra chainring and cranks
Shimano Ultegra front derailleur
Shimano 105 brifters
Shimano XTR rear derailleur
Shwalbe Marathon Plus tyres
"Gear hanger" for rear derailleur
"Cable stop" (black) on down tube
Brooks leather saddle
Distinctive scars on front forks and rear derailleur that I would recognise!

tommy1273
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Re: Mercian stolen, Newcastle

Postby tommy1273 » 26 Oct 2013, 5:14pm

Dear All,

Thanks for the views. This bike has been found! :)

Tom

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Re: Mercian stolen, Newcastle

Postby PH » 26 Oct 2013, 5:16pm

Great news!

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Re: Mercian stolen, Newcastle

Postby Colin63 » 26 Oct 2013, 11:00pm

I'm so genuinely glad that the bike has been found. Losing my KoM is probably my biggest nightmare (I have an uncomplicated life!). I can only imagine how you felt.

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Re: Mercian stolen, Newcastle

Postby bikercolin » 20 Nov 2013, 10:44pm

I have only had my KOM for a month and can't imagine having it stolen, I had a Chas Roberts taken ten years ago and it has taken me this long to replace it and realy bond with a bike again. Sad I know