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 Post subject: Mercian for restoration
PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:16 pm 
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I've inherited an old mercian :D


so thinking bout tidying it up for future use on my commute. Any one know how to tell how old it is any idea how i can tell? frame numbers etc?

Is it worth taking a trip to the mercian shop in Derby? Anyone had any experience of restoring one or got any thoughts on it?

Any info welcomed as i'm a mountain biker who is
a) new to road bike and b) new to old bikes

Cheers in advance

Ben


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:16 pm 
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http://picasaweb.google.com/11727101216 ... 3675867090

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:07 pm 
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The guys in the Mercian shop are pretty helpful IME - as long as its not busy i.e Saturday mornings. I expect they'd be able to give you the age just from the frame number but judging by the geometry and frame fittings, I'd hazard a guess at 70s. Looks weird with the chainring spider fitted inside-out.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:41 pm 
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yeah i'm not quite sure why the chain ring is the wrong way around.

I'm planning on taking it apart so i'm left with the frameset and parts.

So I can see what condition everything is in before planning the restoration.

Might pop along to the Mercian shop for more info. I've had a look over the frame but can't find the frame number on the forks or dropouts. I was told the last two numbers of the frame number are the year


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:46 pm 
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Hi, Mercian Register info can be found at http://www.flickr.com/people/mercianregister/ good luck, Terry


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:00 pm 
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It's a bobby dazzler. Polish it and enjoy - and let me know if you would like rid of it!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:38 pm 
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Will do! Thanks for everyones else. I'm gonna strip the frame down to parts this weekend before taking a trip over to Mercian for a heads up. After that a good service and will post up the results here :D

Goldie i will bare you in mind once its done as it might be a wee bit small for me sadly :(


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