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  • This is a thread dedicated to all things Mercian. Ratty beaters, classic polished porn, geared and track bikes all welcome. Readers wives are actively encouraged. If you have ever ridden or owned one you will appreciate my obsession. What have you got? Show us your great British steed.

  • king of mercia with a Newton conversion kit.



  • top notch SP! magnificent.

  • Will try to upload images of three of my Mercians starting with the oldest, a 1949 welded with reproductions of original decals.


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  • Here is number 2, a 1954 Mercian Vigorelli/Vincitore originally owned by Dave Keeler a champion cyclist from 4000m to End-to-End record (1958)


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  • Here is number 3, a 1976 Super Vigorelli track shown in first image with wood sprints. Since this was taken have added some 'bling' with drilled chainring and brake stirrup.


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  • great idea for a thread!

    i have a 1980 Professional that was bought from the forum. Unfortunately i can only find terrible photos of it but hopefully you get the idea. (Saddle angle has been adjusted since this was taken)

    and a Super Vigorelli which i had built earlier this year (documented here - http://www.lfgss.com/thread91845.html

    if a tourer pops up in my size i may well bite again...

  • nice stable's Innanzi and LukeG. beautiful builds........

    the paint on this! really dig the colour tone. what are the wooden rims like to ride? did you build them yourself?

  • This was mine, a 1963 Superlight I bought on here from Sumo a couple of years ago but sold recently to help fund something else. I loved the orange/chrome combination on this one. Still do.

  • ^ remember seeing that in the flesh - lovely thing

  • [QUOTE=luckyskull;3325054]nice stable's Innanzi and LukeG. beautiful builds........

    the paint on this! really dig the colour tone. what are the wooden rims like to ride? did you build them yourself?

    They were built by Andy Kelly at Bicycle Ambulance, Cambridge.
    Have a look at http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/woo­d-sprints.html
    and if you scroll down and find the URL you can see them built, they ride well like most sprints.

  • http://vimeo.com/27577207

    nice film, but the music does not quite fit IMHO.

  • not usually a fan of red, white and blue.......but the paint on this!


  • Too much of a good thing.

  • nahh, how many bikes do you see like that? more is more every once in a while. i would ride around with a huge smile on my face if i had that between my legs........

    i may even splash out and get a matching outfit.....

  • not convinced about that one, the forks/headtube combo overdoes it a bit

  • Love that blue and red

  • SuperPrecise's Audax thing is pretty much my benchmark (has been for ages).
    One day I'll get one basically the same but with front rack mounts and a triple groupset.*

    *unless I find a Joe Waugh tourer first.
    Not that he's better, just that I want a matching JW tourer and roady stable like I somehow managed to get my girlfriend: Then resprays, photos, holidays, etc etc vom vom.

    WTF is that newton conversion kit all about by the way... Looks mental, but what's the advantage?

  • The bubble and strife's Crimbo pressie...

    ...and yet I still have to clean it ;)

  • Has anyone had a play on this frame builder? Lots of fun

    http://www.merciancycles.co.uk/frames/57­/frame-builder

  • ... Readers wives are actively encouraged. I
    [QUOTE=luckyskull;3330303] i would ride around with a huge smile on my face if i had that between my legs........

    i may even splash out and get a matching outfit.....

    Hellooooo Mrs Luckyskull


  • Here's mine attached to our tagalong, we'd just finished a little jaunt last summer.

  • ^^^ I bought many fantasy Mercians that via that online framebuiler. Gave up the habit when I bought a second hand Robin Mather, which has ended for now my endless pursuit of something nicer. That is what I (partially) funded with my Mercian sale.

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