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1972 Mercian Professional Road Bicycle

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Beautiful hand built Mercian with Reynolds 531 steel and Cinelli and Campagnolo components.

1972 Mercian Professional Road Bicycle

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You are buying a used 1972 Mercian Professional road bike. Hand built in Derby England Mercian to this days produces some of the finest steel road bikes that money can buy. Built to order this bicycle features a unique geometry that would best suited to taller rider with longer legs and a shorter torso (please see geometry specifications below for details). Constructed from Reynolds 531 double butted tubing with Campagnolo dropouts this frame sports Mercian's signature lug work throughout, making for one beautiful steed. Unfortunately the bike has been re-painted rather poorly with only the chrome lugs retaining their original finish. The Mercian decals that remain are in no way genuine and were never used by Mercian to our knowledge. The Professional model was introduced by Mercian in 1959 and is well renowned for being one of their stiffer models due to 3" spearpoints which are welded onto the bottom bracket shell before the frame is built. The bike was built with special hand filed Prugnat Italian lugs and a Cinelli crown. This bicycle features the exceptional smooth ride of steel with more bottom bracket stiffness than you'd expect from a 60cm road bike. This bicycle has not been tuned by one of our shops professional mechanics, but all mechanicals seem to be in good working order, just in need of a tune-up.
Measurements
60cm Seat Tube (top to center)
56cm Top Tube (center to center)
85cm Stand-over Height
Specifications
Campagnolo Seatpost
Avocet Racing II Saddle
Cinelli 1A Stem (110mm)
Cinelli Giro D'Italia Handlebars (40cm center to center)
Campagnolo Record Headset
Universal Competition Brake Levers
Universal CX Brake Calipers
Campagnolo Nuovo Record Shifters
Campagnolo Nuovo Record Front Derailleur
Campagnolo Nuovo Record Rear Derailleur (Dates to 73)
SR Royal Drilled and Fluted Crankset (170mm long crank arms)
Campagnolo Record Pedals
Campagnolo Nuovo Tipo high flange hubs laced to Mavic Champione Du Monde 700c Clincher Rims
5 Speed Freewheel
Serial #8172
Reference #111991-J

Additional Information

Manufacturer N/A
Color Khaki
Country of Origin England
Used or New Used
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