sultan of schwinn
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by rothenfield1
Got your subtle message ‘E’, I’ll call the California Dept. of Tourism to advise them that you won’t be visiting this year. Since you’re a fan of Cool J, some day you might want to visit LA and drive by his house there.
Now, about the Mercian. I was hoping someone would have added some history about them. I just added the Paramount ‘cause I know there are some fans here. I had never heard of Mercian before their name popped up on a Touring Forum thread about companies that were still producing lugged frames. I checked out their site and their frames are nice. I had no idea they went back to the 70’s.
I visit SoCal very often. For a 6 year period I used to spend a week there every six weeks for work (mainly in La Jolla, just south of LA, but several times I flew into Burbank and drove down 5.) I met my wife in Palm Springs (Palm Desert, actually, but you get the idea) and totally love Joshua Tree national park and the Salton Sea (not in the summer). So Arnold and the Cal Dept of Tourism should be more than happy with me
(I am just not buying any bikes there at those prices, so the local flippers and the CA Dept of 'commerce' might have complaints). I really like California. So that's that.
Mercian (MErcy-ann) is a cool bike. One shop framebuilders in Derby UK (I know it sounds French, but it is English) and these guys survived for 60 years doing this. Still in bussiness. So they've been doing it right...