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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:55 pm 
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I have almost finished building my girlfriends bike, based around a 1965 Mercian frame. It's an unusual build and not one for the purists, but she had quite a precise idea of what bike she wanted - bull horn bars for example, yet bar mounted shifters as well (hence the Pauls Thumbies mounts). Will have to see how that little quirk works out.

Made the mistake of buying a bargain Royce/DT Swiss front wheel, only to have to then have a custom built matching rear - any savings on the front quickly got re-invested! It's a good set of wheels though which should last a lifetime.

Still need to sort out derailleurs, pedals, a nice brass bell and a chrome cable stop for the downtube, but it's almost there!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:44 pm 
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Lovely frame.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:52 pm 
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Nice!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:45 pm 
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A lot of people think chrome clamp on cable guides suck :roll: Well i'll tell you they look very smart on this Mercian.

Is it to have chrome clamp on gear levers ? again this will look nice too.

As your bike will be touch of old school and modern this bell wouldn't look out of place.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/XLC-Brass-Ret ... 161wt_1037


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:44 pm 
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Wow it is ancient one!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:45 pm 
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This is amazing i wish i could get a ride of this !




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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:12 pm 
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very nice indeed !!!

well done you

tony :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 3:10 pm 
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Looks beautiful, look forward to seeing it finished.


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 7:12 am 
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very nice looking, you have done the frame justice. Where are the bull horns from?


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 8:20 pm 
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Love it !

Derby craftsmanship with a modern twist.


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