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    Mercian single speed conversion

    Bought this frameset on ebay, build quality and ride are amazing.




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    That is one sharp bike. what hubs/cranks do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noel_ View Post
    Bought this frameset on ebay, build quality and ride are amazing.



    What size is that? If it's a 47c I have blue bike envy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ftwelder View Post
    That is one sharp bike. what hubs/cranks do you have?
    Formula hubs laced to Sun M13 with a white industries freewheel. Brewtal cranks which are copies of campy's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirrus Rider View Post
    What size is that? If it's a 47c I have blue bike envy!
    Ha, it's a 48.

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    Nicely done!
    Those cranks look like the IRD "Defiant" model - modern cold forged throwback to 70's campy. If so, I have the same cranks for my Marinoni conversion.

    My only critique would be to put the brake up front, where you get 70% of your braking effectiveness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canyoneagle View Post
    Nicely done!
    Those cranks look like the IRD "Defiant" model - modern cold forged throwback to 70's campy. If so, I have the same cranks for my Marinoni conversion.
    Yep, Same thing as the IRD cranks minus the logo which adds $40 to the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noel_ View Post
    Yep, Same thing as the IRD cranks minus the logo which adds $40 to the price.
    Who makes them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by canyoneagle View Post
    Who makes them?
    Mine are branded by Brewtal components.

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    What crankset/rear cog tooth combination?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZORCH View Post
    What crankset/rear cog tooth combination?
    46/17

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    Quote Originally Posted by noel_ View Post
    Yep, Same thing as the IRD cranks minus the logo which adds $40 to the price.
    Cool - I wasn't aware of the Brewtal's. The price diff isnt $40 though. I got mine for $155 from Bikebiz, so only $15 diff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canyoneagle View Post
    Cool - I wasn't aware of the Brewtal's. The price diff isnt $40 though. I got mine for $155 from Bikebiz, so only $15 diff.
    Ah ok, i got mine for $120.

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    I personally thing Mercians are under valued.
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