Blimey, just checked and drop bolts go for silly money!!
Ah, yes, and expensive:(
I thought this might interest the thread audience! (Not mine, just came across it... Was tempted but I'm not allowed!)
SO, who's had a new frame built by Mercian in the last few years- how was it and had did things work out/was it worth the money?. I'm thinking about getting a new frame...
This stuff is good for paint in my experience
Dunno if anyone follows the campag kid on Twitter but he has a ridiculous collection of bikes and lots of Mercians. This is his latest project
Few more here
Ah, trip to Halfords then, thanks!
Have bike envy now
Full bike/frame pictures? This looks like what I hope to get built later this year
That’s a bit special. Yours?
An interesting collection but has managed to not quite nail any of them by exactly the same margin.
Little bit of progress and a quick dry-buildup to see how everything's looking.
Fluted seatpost cleaned up nicely, painted in the flutes in yellow then knocked back with wire wool.
All the rest is Campag but couldn't resist fitting the Stronglight chainset. Have had to fit the Stronglight headset that came with the bike - has the wrong top nut, if anyone has one? - as the Victory one won't fit over the fork bottom shim thing (but might look into that) plus there's such a short steerer tube it might even be too tall.
Tubular's were a doddle (hope they stay on and I don't die.)
Brakes, brakes... going to have to go down the Weinmann route I suspect, welcome any suggestions :)
I’ve got an old Campag Mirage headset you can have for a fiver if you want? It could do with a bit of tlc but you could maybe use it for spares etc if needed
Ah, would you mind sending a picture?
Looks good. Will you treat the rust? Suppose it's tricky because there is so much. Mudguards would fit nice too I guess.
I still have my '78 Mercian Superlight sitting dry in the basement...looking for a new home for it..!
Ah, cheers. Have given it one treatment, might try something a bit stronger before building up. And not riding it in the rain. Ever.
What calipers are those on there?
Love the yellow. Yellow/silver/black would be good colour scheme imo. Like, black saddle, tape etc.
Hmm, black tape...
... yellow cables. Maybe.
@richardshill Nuovo Record - more pics here
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