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05-26-24, 04:42 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,814
Posted By cinelliguy

The title of this thread should now be...Just how...

The title of this thread should now be...Just how far can we stray from the topic?Guy
05-24-24, 03:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 822
Posted By juvela

----- ya mean ya didn't awreddy?!?! ...

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ya mean ya didn't awreddy?!?! :bang:


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05-23-24, 06:35 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,814
Posted By merziac

Tx! I haven't shipped many on my dime for...

Tx!

I haven't shipped many on my dime for quite awhile, packed a few but they were ones that needed good packing for someone else.

Way back some of the frames shipped on efbay for $30 and...
05-23-24, 05:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,206
Posted By rustystrings61

I am deeply saddened to learn of this - but for...

I am deeply saddened to learn of this - but for me, Mercians and riding them and wanting to ride them are intertwined with a major health crisis and underestimated depression as a result.

Back in...
05-23-24, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By katzenfinch

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_1912_600f5412e514a9869581ba88b001c9643907104f.jpeg
Here’s a little more detail. I would have uploaded it sooner but managed to...
05-23-24, 01:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,206
Posted By bikingshearer

Unfortunately, the article says the owners have...

Unfortunately, the article says the owners have entered "Voluntary Liquidation." Assuming that holds, and if no one wants to buy the entire operation lock, stock & barrel, the Mercian shop will be...
05-23-24, 01:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,206
Posted By ascherer

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1370/mercian_shop_cd634c312319faf18cc5b047e3e9444dd82674fa.jpg
From my visit 30+ years ago.
05-23-24, 10:36 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,814
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The key to shipping bikes, is knowing the size...

The key to shipping bikes, is knowing the size cutoffs. The shippers go by something called the "Length + Girth", ie. the Length (longest dimension) plus the circumference of the remaining two...
05-23-24, 09:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,206
Posted By atsffan

Such a shame. Grant and Jane Mosley owned the...

Such a shame. Grant and Jane Mosley owned the business since 2002 and seemed to put their heart and soul into keeping it viable into the age of carbon and aluminum. Seemed like they had a reasonable...
05-23-24, 08:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,206
Posted By Kilroy1988

Mercian Cycles Ceases Trading and Liquidates

I hope everyone is well! I've stumbled into social media land after an absence this morning only to be shocked to read that Mercian Cycles in Derby, UK, has just announced its closure...

Mercian...
05-22-24, 01:40 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,814
Posted By USAZorro

The other factor that has cratered demand is...

The other factor that has cratered demand is shipping prices. Let's say someone in New York fancies your Centurion. Paying your price is not an issue, but tacking on $125+ to it really cuts down...
05-22-24, 08:41 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,814
Posted By SirMike1983

I would have thought that, but a Schwinn...

I would have thought that, but a Schwinn Aerocycle just sold for $30,000 recently, and a tail light for one just went for about $4k just for the tail light. Certain stuff is recession-proof it seems.
05-21-24, 10:13 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,814
Posted By Camilo

Aside from the post-pandemic drop, I'm thinking...

Aside from the post-pandemic drop, I'm thinking that people who are nostalgic for 70s and 80s "classic" bikes are now aging out of the market. As a demographic, they're (we're) at best plateauing in...
05-21-24, 05:32 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,814
Posted By AdventureManCO

Yesterday I was buying, and was so excited at the...

Yesterday I was buying, and was so excited at the smokin' deals I got

Today I'm selling, and I'm so bummed about the terrible prices I'm getting
05-21-24, 04:07 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,814
Posted By merziac

And therein lies the rub. Some/many in this...

And therein lies the rub.

Some/many in this spend with the expectation of recouping their investment (spend) and plenty have made $$$ doing it.

This however is one of the few hobbies where that...
05-21-24, 01:48 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,814
Posted By merziac

Very far, you and many others are trying or...

Very far, you and many others are trying or thinking about downsizing, getting out, thinning the herd, etc, etc.

Its a double entendre, the buyers that used to be are the sellers now and most...
05-21-24, 11:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,232
Posted By SurferRosa

I daydream of meeting Twigg on a random Seattle...

I daydream of meeting Twigg on a random Seattle street. Me, stopped briefly on my '80s lightweight. She, walking nearby, disheveled and crazy looking.

"Nice bike. Is that Campy Victory?"

Now...
05-21-24, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By katzenfinch

1975 (I think) Super Mondia

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1515/img_1910_jpg_3b11a856e9b0970d890abc200a7fe80289428ac7.jpeg
Last year I traded a couple of bottles of wine for this Super Mondia, which...
05-19-24, 05:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,848
Posted By BTinNYC

Building a bike from the frame up is great fun. ...

Building a bike from the frame up is great fun.

The 'collector' itch is scratched as the just right parts are found, the time spent planning and dreaming is a salve to the nonsense of modern life,...
05-19-24, 01:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,848
Posted By Robvolz

I found a DeRosa pantographed seat post on a...

I found a DeRosa pantographed seat post on a donated Schwinn one day. I kept it thinking someday I might own a DeRosa someday.

Then I found a stem

Later, some brake levers, all panto'd.

My...
05-18-24, 05:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,848
Posted By juvela

----- purchasing fittings individually quite...

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purchasing fittings individually quite costly

many enthusiast run out of funds/interest/energy before they get there...

far more efficient to purchase a "donor machine" with the road...
05-16-24, 08:35 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,353
Posted By Classtime

Wouldn’t you know it! I lowered my Cannondale...

Wouldn’t you know it!
I lowered my Cannondale to the price of the Superbe Pro bits and wasn’t going any lower. I rode it Tuesday and had a blast. And it is a very fast and pretty bike. Hmmmmm…my...
Replies: 17
Views: 787
Posted By wrk101

Sell enough on ebay and you will get that pesky...

Sell enough on ebay and you will get that pesky 1099. Still worth it IMO particularly if you live in a so so market.

Sadly, 90% of my sales are part outs. First, part outs tend to yield 2X or even...
05-10-24, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By ehcoplex

Yeah, have to agree with Kabuki12 , for a C&V...

Yeah, have to agree with Kabuki12 , for a C&V ‘beginner’, you’d probably be better off starting with a complete bike. There can be some subtleties about what will work with what, and until one has...
05-08-24, 08:49 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,900
Posted By Smaug1

You look like a fun dude who doesn't take himself...

You look like a fun dude who doesn't take himself too seriously, and I love the bike and bike set-up. (except that horrible-nasty handlebar-mounted water bottle!)
I'm too young yet, but it makes me...
05-06-24, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By ehcoplex

'79 Raleigh Competition G.S. build (650b..)

Picked up this rough '79 Comp GS in January. I've been going back and forth about what to do with it, finally decided to build it up as a 650b conversion with some parts from the bin & some parts...
05-06-24, 09:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,443
Posted By northbend

Not the adventure I was looking for

Man plans and God laughs.

My 2 month cyclotour was over by the second day.
I'm home now.. having Distal Radius Surgery tomorrow.
Cycling in Paris is not for the faint of heart.
...
Replies: 46
Views: 2,596
Posted By Chombi1

You can confirm that the spindles are Ti by using...

You can confirm that the spindles are Ti by using a magnet. The magnet will not get attracted to it if it is Ti.
If you will be overhauling those pedals, you will have fun managing the smaller than...
05-04-24, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By jamesdak

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Plenty tire clearance...
05-02-24, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By merziac

Yep, I get it, the heart wants what it wants, dog...

Yep, I get it, the heart wants what it wants, dog with a bone, bird in the hand, etc, etc. :twitchy:

Been there, done that, overpaid plenty, had to have it and not about to let it get away. ...
05-02-24, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By Robvolz

Could be. Sorry to be so vague. the...

Could be.

Sorry to be so vague.

the race dept bikes were built as fast as possible and with little options.

+ Fork crown painted instead of chrome

+ Fork crown has simple Clover on it
05-02-24, 12:11 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,900
Posted By bikingshearer

Old and slow. Tomorrow I will be older and...

Old and slow. Tomorrow I will be older and slower. I'm okay with that
05-02-24, 11:28 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,900
Posted By Jughed

slow

slow
05-01-24, 08:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,404
Posted By cinelliguy

Hi, Without any warning at all today, Google...

Hi,

Without any warning at all today, Google Groups has deleted the group account because of "unwanted content" (spam) from an outside source. I am working to appeal the decision by Google but...
05-01-24, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 911
Posted By Robvolz

Materials added up to $180-200 many hours...

Materials added up to $180-200

many hours sanding.

I now think $800 is fair to pay for a frame/fork/pump paint job
05-01-24, 01:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 911
Posted By Robvolz

I used glue stick on the 3 Rensho. T’was a joke. ...

I used glue stick on the 3 Rensho. T’was a joke.

My hands got some of the color on them. I stopped by Trader Joe’s and the clerk (who I know) asked…

”did you just rob a bank or something?”
...
04-30-24, 03:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 911
Posted By Robvolz

I found the perfect place for the “made in Italy...

I found the perfect place for the “made in Italy sticker”

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_5433_8590c68b2d0a155ef838d66af96219d5c5ee58bb.jpeg
Subtle but...
04-30-24, 01:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 911
Posted By Robvolz

I’ll admit when I saw that Black Magic Bike...

I’ll admit

when I saw that Black Magic Bike Painting charges $1500 min for a paint job, I thought they were nuts, and they should be pumping out several frames a day

Then I did it myself. That...
Replies: 46
Views: 2,596
Posted By Robvolz

wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow,...

wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, etc….

Panto'd Ale Colnago Toe Clips. Never seen in real life. Drillium toe straps. Funny, ok,...
Replies: 46
Views: 2,596
Posted By Peter E

More pictures

Hi!
Thanks a lot for answering.
Look forward to hear more about the new pictures.

Best regards Peter
04-26-24, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8,834
Views: 1,150,340
Posted By SwimmerMike

Birth year bike

I had a 1963 Legnano arrive via UPS last night. It needs some work (and some paint).
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04-26-24, 01:32 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,353
Posted By Trav1s

Sold!! The dad that picked it up was thrilled...

Sold!! The dad that picked it up was thrilled with condition, price, and how close I was to him.
04-25-24, 05:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,596
Posted By satbuilder

The headset is made by FT Bologna, and is very...

The headset is made by FT Bologna, and is very lightweight. Also very easy to mess up, so be careful when assembling. Be extra careful when threading onto the steering tube. Very easy to cross...
Replies: 46
Views: 2,596
Posted By Robvolz

OK, this comment was not just made in jest, I...

OK, this comment was not just made in jest, I have stumbled upon some serious collector Colnagos, mostly by accident and have never paid what they were actually worth. Lucky I guess.

For...
04-24-24, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By gearbasher

Old Blackburn Workstand -- New Jaws

Since keeping vintage stuff working is in our blood, I decided to share this:
My old (+/-35 years) Blackburn workstand was in dire need of new jaws....
04-23-24, 06:30 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,353
Posted By Trav1s

This Trek Mystic is in amazing condition and...

This Trek Mystic is in amazing condition and cleaned right up. The original tubes and rim straps were bad so I swapped new rim straps, tubes, and Bontrager tire onto it along with new brake pads and...
04-23-24, 11:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,462
Posted By J_Climacus

While I understand the sentiment, I'm not...

While I understand the sentiment, I'm not convinced that if Herse were alive and building today, he'd be using tubulars. But I'll be using latex tubes and very nice clinchers, so in my view I am...
04-23-24, 11:44 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,353
Posted By jonwvara

Wow, i just noticed this thread for the first...

Wow, i just noticed this thread for the first time. Right here on C&V! What are the odds? It puts me in mind of a "Friends of Bill W." meeting on a cruise ship.

I have thoughts and questions, but...
04-23-24, 10:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,886
Posted By Caliwild

Sounds like a great idea! I was just up in...

Sounds like a great idea! I was just up in Cambria last weekend. Riding along the coast was amazing, as there is a road closure up in Big Sur so there are hardly any cars on the road. Tons of...
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