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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 5:41 pm 
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They replied to my email within minutes and confirmed it's a King of Mercia :D


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 9:05 pm 
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Nice :D I have a soft spot for Mercian's, they always seemed to make elegant frames, particularly the rear triangle which seemed to use the narrowest tubing they could.

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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 9:14 pm 
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Spibblo wrote:
They replied to my email within minutes and confirmed it's a King of Mercia :D


They are always really helpful. A good example to a few other builders I won't mention.


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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 9:34 am 
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Spibblo wrote:
They replied to my email within minutes and confirmed it's a King of Mercia :D


You lucky devil! I'm always wanted one of those! 8)


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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 8:37 pm 
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Theoldfm wrote:
Mercian?


Do I win a prize then?


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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 8:52 pm 
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I was only 8 minutes behind you because I was trying to type on my iphone :D

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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 9:43 am 
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:lol:

Theoldfm and Midlife send me your address and I'll send you a little something

Being fountain-like oracles of bike knowledge is thirsty work :wink:

cheers!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:25 pm 
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An update.

Seems it's not a King of Mercia.

Grant from Mercian says it's the Audax model due to the plain top caps on the seat stays.

I managed to get the BB out by immersing it in caustic soda, I figured it needs a respray anyway. The threads are all good :)

Sadly it's a bit too short for me- back to the drawing board...


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:10 pm 
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Audax or King...............damn nice frame :D

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:29 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
Audax or King...............damn nice frame :D

Shaun


This is true, Shaun.

I might have a vertebrae removed so I can keep it. I did try it out with a longish stem and it felt ok.
Should really be 1/2 inch longer :oops:
What to do...would it be ok for pootling about on?


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