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 Post subject: Mercian 753 Special
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:39 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Chapel St Leonards, Lincs
Hi. Just stumbled on this site, and thought I'd share some pics of my old Mercian 753 Special.
Sadly I don't ride it very often nowadays, and really ought to sell, but I just keep hanging on! There's just something nice about looking at it!
Cheers and a happy Christmas :D

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Hello chaps; probably very wrong of me, but I (we!) was hoping for a bit of advice. If I'm breaching any rules here, my apologies, and just tell me where to get off :? :wink:
Another forum member has a 'wanted' running, and I responded with the bike covered in this thread, and which it turns out he is interested in to purchase.
Trouble is, neither of us has a clue as to value. I was already thinking along the lines of Ebay and letting it find its value that way, but I then spotted Ben's request.
I have no wish to rip him off, but I obviously don't want to go too far below its real worth. However, I'd love to see the bike in use again....
If anyone can point us in the right direction for a value then we'd both be most grateful!
Cheers, Steve

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http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=202795


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:07 pm 
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Welcome to Retrobike. That's a great looking bike - get it ridden!

We'll soon have you getting into the swing of riding classic machines. Nothing like the 'feel of steel'. :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:23 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I do - very occasionally.
However, I'm much more comfortable on my Specialized hybrid nowadays.
Sad, I know!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:45 pm 
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go on use it , even ifits like me 6 miles a day commuting


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:55 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Chapel St Leonards, Lincs
Don't commute any more!
Ain't no work roun' here friend :(


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:01 pm 
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Welcome friend, lovely bike!


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 10:15 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Just bumping this for the edit to the top posting. As I say, if I'm breaching any rules, apologies. Still new to this!

Cheers, Steve


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 9:38 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Bump...

No experts got an opinon on this?


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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 12:54 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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A bit hard as you cant tell brand/condition of some parts (wheels etc) but it looks in generally good order and nice all round in an attractive colour.I would say that on ebay it would make over £300 and less than £450.Only an educated guess though without more detailed pics/specs.
Of course you would have to subtract ebay/paypal fees and maybe have to mail it/wait in for phantom winning bidders etc so maybe worth taking a bit less and letting it go to an enthusiast on here that will cherish and ride it. :)


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 9:36 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks. I'll update with a bit more detail - hopefully tomorrow if I get time. :D
Having reflected and viewed a few (similar, but not the same) for sale I have to admit I was beginning to look at somewhere around the price bracket you've mentioned.


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