[CR] FS 1980 Mercian f+f, restoration project

(Example: Framebuilding:Tubing:Falck)

Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2009 16:43:00 +0200
From: "Freek Faro" <khun.freek@gmail.com>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Cc: faro@cistron.nl
Subject: [CR] FS 1980 Mercian f+f, restoration project


Good day all,

Saved from the dump. I like to think that was where this frame was headed. So here it is, in very nice shape, except for the many rust spots and a few tiny dings, and something that could be called a dent (on the right hand chainstay). So, even though the paint is in most places very nice (like all Mercian paint jobs), I think the rust spots make a renovation necessary. Funny, because the Reynolds decal already says 'Renovated'. So probably Mercian already renovated this frame, probably in the mid-80s.

Size of the frame is 55,5 cms c-t seattube, 55,5 c-c toptube, chainstays are a long 435 mms, wheelbase is about 102 cms. I should probably convert all of this to inches, but hey ..

I'm asking 70 usd for the frame and fork. Shipping to the US is 95 usd (Priority, insured, trackable). Usually the package of a frame weighs in at about 6,5 kgs, with the added protection I use. If I can get the weight down below 5 kgs (by leaving the frame more or less unprotected in the box), shipping is 50 usd. But I can only be sure about that after I've done all the packing.

Pictures are here: http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/Freeks-racefietsen/1980+Mercian+frame/

My paypal account is faro@cistron.nl.

Thanks for looking, don't hesitate to ask questions.

Freek Faro
Rotterdam Netherlands