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Well, the Superlight is feeling nicely settled down now so I carried out a few final tweaks and completed the bars with black leather tape at the weekend. Overall, I am hugely impressed with the Mercian and if you ever get the opportunity to own one, grab it with both hands! Highly recommended! So few snaps and the final spec... although that might change of course, and if I ever manage to take a photo that does it justice I'll post it here.
Frame: 1976 Mercian Superlight, Reynolds 531 double butted tubing
Headset: Campagnolo Mirage
Wheels: Royce low flange 28 hole, 700C Halo Retro Rims, Sapim Race S/S butted spokes, Vittoria Rubino tyres
Chainset: Suntour Superbe Pro 52/42 with Tange/Stronglight BB, SRAM chain
Pedals: Suntour Superbe, CInelli clips with Velo Orange leather straps
Gears: Suntour Perfect 14-24 5 speed freewheel; Suntour Cyclone Mk2 Rear derailleur; Camagnolo Nuovo Record front, Simplex Retrofriction levers.
Brakes: Campagnolo Record piccolo callipers, Suntour Superbe levers
Handlebars: 3ttt Competizione Gimondi bars with 3ttt Record Strada 80mm stem; Spa leather bar tape and Velox plugs.
Seat: Brooks Swift TI on Campagnolo aero seatpost