Ok, like last year with the Lipstick on a pig thread, here is a place to discuss your bikes projects and to drop a few teasers.
General contest rules can be discussed here. The deadline for entries + mileage will be February 29, 2016.
So, my project for the moment is my Lord have Mercy Mercier.
Here is the as-found photo. It doesn't look like much, but it is in fact lighter than one might otherwise expect.
Mercier_Side.jpg HeadTube Badge.jpg MercierSeatT.jpg MercierTT.jpg
I finally got the frame stripped.
Frame: 2.45 Kilos
Which doesn't seem too bad for ancient steel.
I'm hoping to save a kilo or so by stripping the rust
It isn't going to be a straight restoration, and several parts will get change out. Obviously several components weren't original when I got it.