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    Can som eone help me figure out whats going on with this Mercier.

    Something is jusy plain off or my eyes are playing tricks on me.


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    love the crankset!

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    All of the proportions just so "off".

    Look how big the chain looks in comparision to everything else.

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    looks like just someone had fun putting regular size saddle and handle bar to a cheap kid's frame.

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    Is something bent? Looks fine to me.

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    It must be the backward seat post clamp. And don't get me started on those silly, weight-weenie, low-spoke wheels.
    -Randy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drummerboy1975 View Post
    Something is jusy plain off or my eyes are playing tricks on me.


    Fork's bent.
    Knows the weight of my bike to the nearest 10 pounds.

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    The bar's a bit too low for a chimp.......
    .....and where do the bannanas go??
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    Small kids or circus fixie bike for a monkey. I'd guess the Mercier part is a joke.

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    The bar and stem are welded together yes? does it look like someone cut and rewelded them? All I can think of some sort of odd track training bike
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    LBS sizing.
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    I know what's wrong!
    That leather saddle's up for bids at eBay right now and some unsuspecting C&Ver will be getting monkey butt ebola cooties if he starts riding on it!!

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    Looks kind of similar to the new 20" wheel mini-velos, although maybe to a higher degree since that saddle looks freakin' huge on it.

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/mercier/nano.htm


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    Bianchi Goddess Bianchigirll's Avatar
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    OH JUST GREAT!! thanks for pointing out I actually can get a Velo-Mini of my very own. I think they are cool but was happy that I was not able to easily access one therefore it was not on the wish list. now however the N+1 Velo-Mini is only $350 away

    Quote Originally Posted by mainstreetexile View Post
    Looks kind of similar to the new 20" wheel mini-velos, although maybe to a higher degree since that saddle looks freakin' huge on it.

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/mercier/nano.htm

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    Is it an illusion or does it look as though the pedal would hit the ground if you tried to go anywhere?

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    I'd agree with it being a circus bike. I have a Penny-farthing style bike that I think was meant for that purpose as well. Need to get some pics of it posted. It has an odd valve that I've never seen before and can't get any air into.
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    Needs some "Drillium" on that crankset!

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    Even though using animals for these kind of purposes and the monkeys are no doubt treated like manure, the mounting, dismounting and bike looks shockingly human. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwexQZdrFmM
    Pass the Dutchie on the non-drive side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Italuminium View Post
    Even though using animals for these kind of purposes and the monkeys are no doubt treated like manure, the mounting, dismounting and bike looks shockingly human. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwexQZdrFmM
    I do not care what PETA thinks that is sooo cute!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    OH JUST GREAT!! thanks for pointing out I actually can get a Velo-Mini of my very own. I think they are cool but was happy that I was not able to easily access one therefore it was not on the wish list. now however the N+1 Velo-Mini is only $350 away


    I was thinking hard about getting one before I recently picked up a used Bike Friday.

    There's a really long thread in the Folding Bikes about those Mercier Nanos and all the mods people do to them. They look like they'd be pretty fun project bikes.

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