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 Post subject: Mercian (King)
PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:50 am 
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I have been told that someone on here would appreciate my Dads Bike. Its a Mercian (King) It would be very sad to see it go but its just sitting in the Garage and has been for a few years now. Its in good condition and all works but it would need new tyres and tubes. My Dad used it a lot before he passed away. (did 70 miles on his 70th Birthday)
I would like it to go to someone who would appreciate it.
Let me know if your interested (thinking around £385.00)
Gareth 07827914199 (CF36 5HB) Wales


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 Post subject: Re: Mercian (King)
PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:04 pm 
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Hey Gareth could you tell me what year it is (It's the last two numbers of the frame number) Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Mercian (King)
PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:00 am 
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I had a quick look this morning in the dark but couldn't see a frame number. where would it be located? I know nothing about bikes sorry.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:34 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi Gareth, the number is on the underside of the bottom bracket, it's a five digit number stamped in. The bottom bracket is the tube that holds the pedal axle in place at the bottom of the frame. It would also be useful if you could give approximate sizes, or tell people how tall your dear old dad was!

Good luck with the sale, sorry it's having to go.

Andy.


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 Post subject: Re: Mercian (King)
PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:00 am 
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Ok it is a 21inch frame. (Dad was 5 foot five inch) but I can not see a frame number anywhere. not sure what to think about that.?


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 Post subject: Re: Mercian (King)
PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:33 am 
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Soggy wrote:
I had a quick look this morning in the dark but couldn't see a frame number. where would it be located? I know nothing about bikes sorry.

If it's not on the bottom bracket shell, it could be on the outside of the left rear dropout (where the axle of the rear wheel meets the frame). On my old Mercian the serial number was stamped there and on the steerer tube of the fork.


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 Post subject: Re: Mercian (King)
PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:41 am 
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Thanks i will have a look.


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 Post subject: Re: Mercian (King)
PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:34 am 
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just an update. frame number is 60875 and its a 21 inch frame. It is on Ebay so will sell this week.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:21 pm 
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Hi

How long did your dad own it for? A lot of the components are newer than the frame; I don't suppose there's a box of old bike parts in his garage?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:48 pm 
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He prob had it for about 12 years. No other parts sorry


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