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Old 11-07-10, 05:59 PM   #1
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Mercian single speed conversion

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



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Old 11-07-10, 06:27 PM   #2
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That is one sharp bike. what hubs/cranks do you have?
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Old 11-07-10, 06:31 PM   #3
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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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Old 11-07-10, 06:32 PM   #4
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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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Old 11-07-10, 06:33 PM   #5
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What size is that? If it's a 47c I have blue bike envy!
Ha, it's a 48.
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Old 11-07-10, 06:36 PM   #6
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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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Old 11-07-10, 06:37 PM   #7
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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.
Yep, Same thing as the IRD cranks minus the logo which adds $40 to the price.
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Yep, Same thing as the IRD cranks minus the logo which adds $40 to the price.
Who makes them?
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Who makes them?
Mine are branded by Brewtal components.
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What crankset/rear cog tooth combination?
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Old 11-07-10, 07:00 PM   #11
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46/17
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Old 11-07-10, 07:03 PM   #12
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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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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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