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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:03 am 
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I was tempted but I have project coming out of my ears :)

Good buy for someone though: ... true&rt=nc

PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:36 pm 
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I couldn't resist at that price. I don't understand why people don't value them more highly; every Mercian I've ridden has felt good. If it had been a vibrant Hetch or Holdsworth Whirlwind it would have been four times as much. Their loss. Some time ago I had Tom Crowthers own Superlight from 1957 (might have been 58), I sold that (I don't know why), and have been looking to replace it ever since but actually the new Superlight is probably surplus to requirements as I have five frames waiting to be built up; but as you say difficult to resist at that price.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:38 pm 
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Certainly back in the 70's Mercian's were a well respected frame, usually quite delicate with the slimmest stays and forks possible. Full wrapround seat clusters were feathered in almost to nothing. Very classy :D


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