Michaels 853 Strada



Hello Mercian Cycles,

I have finally finished building up my Mercian - see attached.
This has been a dream come true for me.  I remember having my nose pressed up against the shop window back in the mid 80s!  Thanks to all involved in putting together this true European bike project.

For those that are interested, here is the full spec:

Frame & Forks:
Mercian Strada Speciale 853 Pro Team oversize, 61cm, colour - British Racing Green Pearl, White Pearl barbers pole and head tube with gold lug lining.

Wheels:
Mavic Open Pro CD, 36 hole rear, 32 hole front, on silver Ambrosio Zenith hubs with DT Swiss Competition stainless steel spokes.  

Tyres:
Continental Grand Prix 4 Season 23mm.

Groupset:
Campagnolo Athena 11 speed, silver, compact chainset, 27-12 cassette, mono rear/dual front brakes.

Headset:
Campagnolo Record, oversize, thread less.

Pedals:
Campagnolo Chorus NOS.

Seat post:
Campagnolo Daytona NOS.

Handlebars & Stem:
Condor Strada oversize, 

Saddle:
Brooks Cambium limited edition no. 51, supplied by Brooks England.

Handlebar tape:
Brooks honey leather.

Bottlecages:
Elite Ciussi Inox stainless steel.

Mudguards:
SKS Chromoplastic 35mm, silver.