Re: [CR]1971 Mercian conundrum

(Example: Framebuilding:Paint)

Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 15:43:11 -0500
To: "Jason Moore" <>
From: "Phil Sieg" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]1971 Mercian conundrum
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At 14.37 22.12.04, Jason Moore wrote:
>I have recently picked up a 1971 Mercian Campionissimo frame via ebay.
>Since I have drooled over Mercian frames for quite a while, I was quite


Two questions:

(1) How do you plan to ride it?. Training? Racing? Sunday-afternoon poodler?

(2) How often will you ride it?

If it's just for casual riding with a more upright posture, could you make it work for that hour or two on Sunday afternoon? Maybe even fix it up as a tourer with moustache bars or the like?

But the real question is once you build it up as a Sunday tourer, where are you going to find the tweed Norfolk jacket and matching Plus Fours? Must have proper kit, after all :D.

Phil Sieg

Knoxville, Tennessee