MERC spare parts.
I decided to send off to MERC for a few spares for the bike I bought in April and have ridden over a thousand miles on. I didn't actually need any spares, but I enjoy the bike so much and the prices on the website are so cheap, I thought I'd send off for some bits, just in case I ever need them.
I bought a chain (price : £3.95), two black Kevlar tyres (Price : £6.50 each) inner tubes (Price : £2.95) chain tensioner assembly (price : £4.50), crank bearings (price : £3.95), 46T chain sprocket (Price : £4.50).
The quality of the goods is excellent and the price, laughably cheap. I know that I recently priced a 46 tooth chainring and was quoted £30 for a European made one. The Merc one was one seventh the cost and for the life of me looks just as well made. I checked the thousand mile tyres against the new ones for tread depth and maybe I've worn about 1 mm off the old ones and still have the same tread left to go. I haven't had one puncture by the way and regularly crunch over glass. I do keep the tyres around 50 - 65 pounds pressure (65 is the max marked on the sidewall).
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Last edited by EvilV; 10-31-06 at 02:53 PM.