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    Fleetwing Mercury II!!

    Ok so yesterday i stumbled upon a bike at a garage sale in which i had to have. I looked really old due to the body style, paint etc. so i bought it. It cost me 80 $$. This thing just screams vintage. It has two little headlights that still work!! The little tank b/tween the frame says fleetwing and on the chain guard it says Mercury II. After some re-search i believe it was made by Mercury in 61. I want to know what the actual value of this darn thing really is so i turned to this forum for the answer. Please help me out here... i need a true honest answer if at all possible. Oh and by the way im NOT, i repeat NOT going to sell it haha going 2 be a present for Christmas. I plan on restoring this baby. Please help me out with what the actuall value of this thing really is!! thx

    here are some pics of the bike:




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    Very nice & it looks to be in original condition. Be AWARE, that it is original only once, & restoring it may very well LOWER the value of a bike. Clean, grease, wax, polish, &&& ride.

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    We have a price guide on our site which shows Fleetingwings and other similar middleweights of that era.
    Vinny - Menotomy Vintage Bicycles - OldRoads.com
    BUY/SELL forum (no fees) - Price Guides - 19 years of archives

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    to oldroads:
    you had replied to my post and ive noticed that on your website i cant find the bike itself. It has 22 inch tires no the 26 inch tires it seems to be a childs size. one question is how would i go about re-upholstering the seat?

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    I see nothing wrong with the saddle.

    Can you post some larger photos?

    -Kurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    I see nothing wrong with the saddle.

    Can you post some larger photos?

    -Kurt
    of course.

    here you go just click on it and it will enlarge in a new window:


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    Mercury bicycles were made by Murray.
    Clean it, polish it, wax it, tune it up... but don't "restore" it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukedman90 View Post
    of course.

    here you go just click on it and it will enlarge in a new window:
    Bronze wool on the rivets followed by Flitz metal polish, and use a vinyl cleaner on the rest. Nothing else.

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    ok but i want more padding in the seat... how would i go about doing that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukedman90 View Post
    ok but i want more padding in the seat... how would i go about doing that?
    Replace saddle with something that is more comfortable for you. Save original saddle.

    P.S.: How did you arrive at the '61 date? There are no Murray serial charts that I know of.

    -Kurt

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