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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:35 pm 
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absolutely gorgeous - that's a credit to you, superb job. just needs the saddle to 'shine' up a bit, looks a bit dull compared to the rest of the bike. Love that frame colour, works a treat.


Thanks!

Yes, it does look pretty good now in the pictures, I have a different seat post to put on (still aero though - but it was free!) and am hoping to bag some record pedals tonight.... Watch this space...


Looks more than pretty good, it's extremely classy. Free aero seat posts - you have some generous friends! good look on the pedals - i'll keep my eyes peeled for someone on a top notch mercian on the streets of Notts :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:46 am 
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Thanks so much for posting - I see myself in the pics and its great to see those old racing days - would love a copy of the pics if you would be OK to share - I Admin a page on Facebook '80's Cycling Remembered' (where Paul Barber posted the link to this post) - I'm sure many would love to see these pics! David


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:31 am 
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Great to see some good period action pics !!! , great restoration!!!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:39 pm 
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David_Standard wrote:
Thanks so much for posting - I see myself in the pics and its great to see those old racing days - would love a copy of the pics if you would be OK to share - I Admin a page on Facebook '80's Cycling Remembered' (where Paul Barber posted the link to this post) - I'm sure many would love to see these pics! David


Hi David - yes I did see that picture with you in it where we are coming up the hill on Bath Street in Ilkeston!

I have quite a few pictures, all hard copy though so I will see what I can dig out.

Cheers

Andrew


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:01 am 
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lovely bike :)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:46 am 
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Great bike and story :), any more updates or images of the bike?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:21 pm 
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Pedals finished with NOS end caps, new Turbo Saddle and new Super Record Brake Levers fitted.... I am spent up!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:44 pm 
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Fabulous story and a beautiful bike, the photos are great... good luck to you!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:04 pm 
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I really enjoyed that thread. Those don't look like junior gears. When did that rule come in? Great bike.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:09 pm 
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Theoldfm wrote:
FINNEY1973 wrote:
absolutely gorgeous - that's a credit to you, superb job. just needs the saddle to 'shine' up a bit, looks a bit dull compared to the rest of the bike. Love that frame colour, works a treat.




Thanks!



Yes, it does look pretty good now in the pictures, I have a different seat post to put on (still aero though - but it was free!) and am hoping to bag some record pedals tonight.... Watch this space...


Just come across your original post; as others have said, a great personal story, that really brings alive those schoolboy years of road racing and time-trialling. In my case the mid 70's. Now pushing my mid-50's, I'm looking for my own vintage Mercian, around 23" or so. So if you know of anyone who wants to sell theirs, put me in touch :)

All the very best to you.

Ray


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