For Sale 60's mercian F&F terrible paint

gilmo789

Devout Dirtbag
More pics including one with 650b wheels and different fork

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Chest_Rockwell

Dirt Disciple
Serial number is 8964
I am unconvinced that it is 80's for the following reasons:
built for 27 x 1 1/4 wheels
brass grease nipple in bottom bracket
braze ons for over bb cable routing
Rake of the fork - looks much closer to the french/ jack taylor style which they changed to the very slight rake more familiar to mercians

Here is an example from 89, where you can see things like
canti mounts,
a tubular rear cable hanger (mine is a shaped plate),
multiple mounting points for panniers etc, engraved seatstay caps,
TT cablerouting is different
shallow fork rake,
brazed shifter bosses

RE price:
I bought it for £300 as pictured but I made the mistake of doing so in the dark when I couldn't tell ho bad the coading was. As soon as i tested it I could tell it was an excellent bike.
@Suffolk roads The fact that you say that makes me think I shouldn't.... Like I say Im in no hurry to sell. Could I be cheeky and ask what you think it's worth?
I'd just put it on eBay and let the market decide it's value. Strong market for such things on there.
 
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