Gorgeous Vintage Lugged Mercian Complete Bicycle 57cm

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Gorgeous Vintage Lugged Mercian Complete Bicycle 57cm

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About You:
This bike would fit someone around 5'10" to 6'0" with an inseam greater than 82.5 cm. I am 5'9" and the top-tube is just a little too high for comfort.

Free add-ons?
**Sale includes custom one-off "MERCIAN" short sleeve, color & font matched, size medium wool jersey from Oregon Cyclewear. Three pockets with button closures on the back, 1/4 zip, flock lettering that is still in perfect shape**

About the Frameset:
- Size 57cmx57cm (center to center), ST: 71.7 deg, HT: 74.2 deg, Standover: 82.5 cm
- 70's era frame brazed in Derby, England
- Lugged Chrome Fork with classic bend
- Partially Chromed Seat-stays and Chain-stays
- Elegant bullet point seat stay caps
- Repainted in the 80's with many cool gold accent lines and the name "Eric Woodward" painted on the top tube
- 531 DB Reynolds tubing
- Hand carved Nervex lugs
- Semi-horizontal rear dropout
- Cable pulley wheels on the BB shell (not currently used in build)
- A bit of "beausage" including many chips & scratches in the paint

Components List:
- "Antique Brown" Brooks B17 Saddle (pre-worn-in for your comfort)
- Velo Orange Grand Cru Silver Seatpost (great setback for Brooks Saddle)
- Nitto Noodle Handlebars (44cm)
- Rivendell Silver Bar-end shifters with friction "power ratchet" action (brand new UV safe washers installed, includes second backup set)
- Brand new 3mm Fizik Performance Handlebar Tape (wow, great cushion!)
- Nitto Technomic Long Quill Stem 90mm
- Brass Crane Suzu Bell (Polished with Brasso cream!)
- 1" threaded Silver Sotto Voce Chris King Headset
- Campagnolo Clamp-on cable stops
- Shimano UN55 Square Taper Bottom Bracket 118mm (New!)
- Sugino Mighty Tour Double Crankset 48/34 170mm
- Velo Orange Touring Pedals, Sealed Bearing PD-0003 Includes half toe-clips (designed without straps, can be easily removed)
- Matching Shimano Front and Rear Derailleurs "Light Action"
- Shimano 9-speed cassette 11-28t
- TRP RRL SR Retro Brake Levers with gum hoods and classic drillium style levers (New!)
- Rivendell Silver Brand Caliper brakes (with quick release levers & cable adjusters)
- Brand new white Jagwire Housing and Cables & matching blue cable tips!
- Brand new wheelset! Alexrims R450 laced to Shimano Claris hubs & Shimano quick release skewers, all silver for a classic look with modern design.
- Vittoria Randonneur Tires 700c x 29mm with reflective sidewalls.
- Hammered Honjo Fenders, with red accents painted in flutes with matching nail polish
- Velo Orange Leather Mudflaps (Treated with Nikwax Waterproof Leather Conditioner!)
- Portland Design Works Fenderbot Rear Battery Taillight (pefect angle for the rear light mount!)

Asking $1,500 on craigslist but it probably won't sell for that much.

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 01:45
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Thu, 03/08/2018 - 14:01