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Old 08-11-07, 05:25 PM   #1
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The yellow hornet (Mercier) is built

After a few frustrations, and a delay the Mercier is built. If I keep her I'll probably need to replace the 100mm stem with a 80mm stem. With 9 speed (105 or better group) 19 lbs, carbon seat stay and fork - triple butted Columbus Zonal 2004 frame. A short 1 mile ride proved she is big - and rides smooth....

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Old 08-11-07, 05:47 PM   #2
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Yellow tires ... ack!

That's a very bold colored bike. Would definitely make me notice it if it came down the street at me.

Nicely done!
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A strikingly beautiful bike, sir!
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Nicely done!
Yes, they are a bit wild - and dirty already. OTOH they were $10 each and may make the bike more marketable. If I didn't own two other 9 speed bikes I'd definitely keep her.

DG - Yep, not all white - but my Paramount and Raleigh are predominately white, and even the Fuji has some white.
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Alas, a nice looking bike but no historical connection to the Merciers of old. But from what I read, the current ones are fine bikes.
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Carefully inspecting the pedals for evidence of heresy.....

A double! Compact or 53/39?
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Nicely done. It just oozes summer. I like it. Heck, in the middle of the winter, looking at it would make me smile in remembrance of summer sunshine.
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A double! Compact or 53/39?
Its a cheap 105 53/39 crankset I got for my ss earlier this year - 160mm.
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I'd like handlebar tape like that, but it's not legal in my state.
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