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    Muscle bike design spec robtown's Avatar
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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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    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
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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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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    A strikingly beautiful bike, sir!
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    Muscle bike design spec robtown's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
    Yellow tires ... ack!
    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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    Banned. The Weak Link's Avatar
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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.
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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    Muscle bike design spec robtown's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Weak Link View Post
    Carefully inspecting the pedals for evidence of heresy.....

    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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    Ride Daddy Ride Jet Travis's Avatar
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    I'd like handlebar tape like that, but it's not legal in my state.
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