Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Frances bike




 Here are two photos of my beautiful 1954 Mercian that you refurbished for me last year. The frame was bought dirt cheap on Ebay without forks, and in a very sorry state. It took  months of scanning Ebay daily to find a suitable pair of forks. The parts are mainly period correct, but because it is my only bike, and I ride it most days some parts like the wheels are modern. It has mavic rims and 2 speed Sturmey Archer kick back hub. The handle bars, stem and brakes are all vintage GB. It also has modern Dia Compe Guidonnet Brake Levers, which are quite unusual. Before I bought this frame I knew nothing about bikes, it was a steep learning curve getting all the right parts so they would  fit together. Rob Sargent at Sargent & Co in Finsbury Park London put it together for me and did a  great job.
Hi
Best Wishes
Frances.

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