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    Gios my baby hiromian's Avatar
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    Suggestions for restoring please.

    This is my old bike I commuted to HS on. 30 years ago. Its a 1970s Mercier.

    I'm going to have to restore that frame some day. I have original never been used Simplex shifter group and Mafic brakes and new cranks(cottered) with rings in my attic just waiting for that frame.

    The question is, how do I wressle it away from my dear old dad who inherited it from me when I moved out.

    I was thinking of going all original by robbing parts from a New Peugeot 1974 UE8 Carivan I have. (I have 3 of those) I was going to restore to original paint theme.

    Now I thinking of keeping the UE8s together and upgrading the with nice alloy wheels, cranks, etc,etc.as the Mercier as it is sweeter ride than the UE8s and making a new paint theme.

    Ahh, what to do....
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    Dr.Deltron
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    Quote Originally Posted by hiromian
    Ahh, what to do....
    First...send me the frame/fork and I'll put a really nice paint job on it for you!

    a small sample of my work can be seen at mbent.net

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    Senior Member spunkyruss's Avatar
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    Trade your dear old dad one of your UE8s in place of the Mercier.

    It's just my humble opinion, but I think that the original paint scheme has a certain understated grace that would be difficult to improve upon. It's your bike though, so paint it however you like.

    If I were committing the money to have it repainted then I would put the NOS parts on it, too.

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    Does your dad use the bike or would he just be happy to have it out of his house? If he rides it, I am sure you could find something to replace it that he may like even better.

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    I have these friends, Guido & Vinne, very well practiced in the art of persuasion...

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