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 Post subject: 1973 Mercian Vincitore
PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:51 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Finally got around to sorting this out, after it’s been sat in the garage for several years!
Frame was originally made for my Dad, who then built it up, and continued to ride it well into his 80’s.
Pretty good nick (mainly due to his engineering background and tendency to cover everything in oil!) with some nice period kit, including all the parts to run it with dual front rings.
Even got the original receipt for £48.25! :D

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:03 pm 
Retro Guru
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That’s beautiful!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:47 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Really beautiful and the fact it was your dads makes it one very special Mercian.
The set up and the parts used show he clearly knew what worked and built it to ride.


PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:25 am 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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It would look more in keeping with a matching period Campag double chainset

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:45 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:53 pm
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Location: Scotland
Stunning frame with lovely lugwork, nice to have the history with it too

PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:10 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Looks great and the Stronglight single, IMHO, really suits it. Reminds me of the style of build I used to see parked outside club stop cafes in the 70's when I was riding about on a Dawes Chevron! Just needs a weathered Carradice saddlebag to finish it off ;)

After all those years I've built up a '73 Mercian Superlight which is fitted with Mafac "Competition" stoppers. Do your "Racers" scream like a banshee too?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:27 pm 
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Looking good, just out of curiosity what make are the pedals?

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