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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:57 am 
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Here is my Mercian King of Mercia Road from circa 1980. I have owned the bike since I raced as a Schoolboy back in the early 1980's and I eventually decided to revive it again last year.

A link to some more photos including ones of me racing on the Mercian BITD can be found in my Readers Bikes topic here:

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:20 am 
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Nice selection so far but I hope a few more enter before voting begins


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:48 pm 
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lewisfoto wrote:
Nice selection so far but I hope a few more enter before voting begins


I've been holding off entering this but here goes:

Rookilo's 1990 Roy Cottingham Record Lo Pro

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:32 pm 
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Peter's 1984 "HUCKSTEPP"

Now that my resto on my custom built bike is finished I think its time to throw my hat or better still bike,into the running.I made the bike in 1984 on the lines of the Alan frames, the lugs are fully machined from 6061 aluminium and the tubes are 2024-t3 aluminium with the joints bonded with 620 loctite.The groupset that is on the bike now is Dura ace 7400 STI. After almost 30 years of racing and training it needed a restoration so last year started with collecting some NOS or as near to NOS that I could find on ebay.the project has come out very nice and now its time to start riding it again.

Groupset- Dura ace 7400 STI (1991)
Rims- Mavic Open Pro
Tyres- Michelin Pro 4
Stem- Cinelli AX
Bar- Cinelli Giro D'Italia
Sadle- Stella italia Rolls
Bar tape- Cinelli
pedals- Look P66

Hope you like my bike,Regards Peter.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:00 pm 
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I have never been a great fan of Mercian but the King of Mercia gets my vote, I would love that bike.
The best I have ever seen. fantastic colour.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:11 pm 
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ph billet wrote:
Now that my resto on my custom built bike is finished I think its time to throw my hat or better still bike,into the running.I made the bike in 1984 on the lines of the Alan frames, the lugs are fully machined from 6061 aluminium and the tubes are 2024-t3 aluminium with the joints bonded with 620 loctite.The groupset that is on the bike now is Dura ace 7400 STI. After almost 30 years of racing and training it needed a restoration so last year started with collecting some NOS or as near to NOS that I could find on ebay.the project has come out very nice and now its time to start riding it again.

Groupset- Dura ace 7400 STI (1991)
Rims- Mavic Open Pro
Tyres- Michelin Pro 4
Stem- Cinelli AX
Bar- Cinelli Giro D'Italia
Sadle- Stella italia Rolls
Bar tape- Cinelli
pedals- Look P66

Hope you like my bike,Regards Peter.

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=158607


The head tube must be less than 72° given that the stem points upward. I take that it has quite a bit of wheel "flop" when you steer. My first frame had the same "error". Made for one of the fastest and most stable descending bikes ever. Most people who have ridden my bike state that it feels "odd" the first time that they ride it. I take the same would hold true with yours too. It is however very easy to get used to and I no longer even notice the difference even if I haven't ridden the bike for some time.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:24 pm 
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The King does it for me,although I would give my soul collection for the Raleigh.

Difficult to chose between the two.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:11 am 
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The poll has been opened here: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=249608


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