[CR] FS: 55cm Meral, early 70's with Simplex Super LJ


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From: Benjamin Butler <benbutler78@hotmail.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2010 18:17:33 -0500
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Subject: [CR] FS: 55cm Meral, early 70's with Simplex Super LJ


List,

Here is my official listing on the Meral I grouped in with my previous sale offer.

It's sky blue with chrome on the fork ends and stays, most likely from the early 70s (my best guess - I don't know Meral serial numbers). It's well-used, and has a ton of chips in the paint, but is is absolutely straight and rust-free.

The frame is Super Vitus 971 tubing. It has Stronglight 93 cranks and Competition headset, Maillard 700 hubs to 27x1 Rigida clinchers with nearly new Pasela tires (300mi or so). The brakes are well-adjusted MAFAC Racers with modern pads (I can include NOS shoes and pads). The derailleurs are Simplex Super LJ front and rear - used but with no significant corrosion or scuffs.

It measures 54.5 seattube (center-to-center) and 56.5 toptube (center-to-center).

It rides beautifully, and has been my daily rider for a while.

It's pictured with a Regal saddle but will be sold with a period black suede San Marco saddle.

Here are two pictures: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4072/4314607486_c4e24868ca_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4313875851_16effed3a1_b.jpg

Further pics and details available off-list.

I'm asking $330 shipped within the CONUS, or best offer.

Thanks,

Ben Butler,
Brooklyn, NY