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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 9:35 pm 
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Next up to make some space is a bit of a wrench, but here we go...
1985 King of Mercia frame and fork in Orange flamboyant with white contrasts.

Bought as a bike from a relative of the first (as far as I know only) owner. It has been well ridden and the paint shows scars, but mainly rubs and surface rust rather than anything internal. All threads unscrewed nicely. There is fading generally all over and most noticeable on downtube where there was a band-on bottle mount.
The most ‘rusty’ spot - to my eyes - was on the foot rub area on drive side chainstay. I gently rubbed down with wet/dry and it was surface only and the metal under is sound.
To make this a mint bike this would obviously need a respirator, but it’s got a charm and from a distance is quite striking colour etc. So a bit of careful touch-up would improve greatly.
Made for traditional road brakes, not many braze-ons, has mudguard eyes.
Will add exact measurement tomorrow but from memory 56cm.

Not sure what to ask, so... £100 plus post (assume £15) PayPal gift.

Should a purchaser be interested, I would add ‘most of’ the groupset as came on the bike (some was very worn), inc TA cranks, huret mech, bar/stem, Wienmann brakes for a further say £50 to be negotiated. Buyer of frame gets first chance on parts.

I’ll try to get some pictures when built up, too.


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 9:36 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 9:42 pm 
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And finally:


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 10:53 pm 
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could well be interested in this. What's the size though? :roll:


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 11:01 pm 
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knowthejo wrote:
could well be interested in this. What's the size though? :roll:

About 56cm, will update in the morning.
I can sometimes deliver to central London.


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 7:00 am 
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Beautiful, and a bargain!


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 8:39 am 
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Measurements are
Seattube c-c 55.5cm
Top tube c-c 56.5cm
Head tube 135mm


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 9:13 am 
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Dang - too big for what I needed. Thanks though - lovely frame and its a great bargain.


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 9:31 pm 
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Couple of people expressing interest, but currently still for sale - so BUMP!


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 11:35 pm 
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So, centre to top of the seat tube, is the frame 22 1/2inches ?


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