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gdlerner 04-22-14 02:09 AM

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Originally Posted by WorldPax (Post 16691345)
Here's mine, but give me a few weeks and it's going to get even better. Sorry if it offends anyone, but this is what I'm using as the base for my electric bike. Just waiting on the kit to arrive.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-U...072618_185.jpg

Which head tube and steam are you using,I just got mine and I would like to do it like yours are this parts normal size?
Thank you

gdlerner 04-22-14 10:25 AM

Heres mine
http://s30.postimg.org/a9f9mtajx/DSC_0532.jpg

http://s30.postimg.org/uxiifal65/DSC_0538.jpg


http://s30.postimg.org/v7q0ymzsd/IMG...421_WA0001.jpg

gdlerner 04-22-14 02:51 PM

Need your help!! I would like to change the riding position ,I find this
Vorbau HUMPERT Ergotec Chess 2 Tube Lenkervorbau verstellbar 22,2 mm silber | eBay
Do you think will work on the mercier there are 2 sizes one is 230mm and the other 300mm long ( I think on the mercier is 200mm) also this is 22,2mm diameter and I mesaured 22mm ?
Thank you guys!!!

mirfi 04-23-14 01:51 PM

Hello,

Not sure if I breaking rules doing this but;

Mini Velo Mercier Nano

I met the guy on a Baltimore Bike Party and it is nice.

mirfi 04-23-14 03:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gdlerner (Post 16693619)
Need your help!! I would like to change the riding position ,I find this
Vorbau HUMPERT Ergotec Chess 2 Tube Lenkervorbau verstellbar 22,2 mm silber | eBay
Do you think will work on the mercier there are 2 sizes one is 230mm and the other 300mm long ( I think on the mercier is 200mm) also this is 22,2mm diameter and I mesaured 22mm ?
Thank you guys!!!

Hello, in earlier posts there are several options. The best may be the threadless quill adapter. Once that is on, your options will expand.

Just My Opinion

gdlerner 04-24-14 02:27 PM

New updates
http://s16.postimg.org/3umi4n8c1/DSC_0552.jpg


http://s16.postimg.org/6re4io3jl/DSC_0553.jpg

WorldPax 04-26-14 05:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gdlerner (Post 16691834)
Which head tube and steam are you using,I just got mine and I would like to do it like yours are this parts normal size?
Thank you

Origin8 quill adapter and some "I forget which brand" adjustable stem, Race Face 580mm flat bar and SRAM 700 flat bar brake levers. All went together with no issues.

gdlerner 04-27-14 09:01 AM

Already change the steam and I also mounted a tubus rack now I only need to adjust the gears a little be and is finish.Already use it to go to work and I am having a lot of fun.
http://s13.postimg.org/d1dw8jt3n/DSC_0564.jpg


http://s13.postimg.org/7r8xh98ur/DSC_0565.jpg

BadBoy10 05-17-14 06:24 PM

Those handles...must have!!! Where did you purchase your drops or is it the taping...love....

smallwheeler 05-17-14 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by gdlerner (Post 16705942)
... I am having a lot of fun.

http://s13.postimg.org/ycbgctb87/DSC_0565.jpg

well done!

http://cafeimgs.naver.net/sticker/pc...riginal/20.png

WorldPax 06-19-14 05:48 PM

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Had the electric kit on for awhile now. Is it safe to say that I own the fastest Mercier Nano on the planet? It does 35mph for about 30 miles.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-U...063155_617.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-P...063235_882.jpg

chaadster 06-21-14 06:12 AM

Yeah, claiming Fastest is fair, I'd say!

So what's the deal with the gearing setup? Looks like a 5spd with stock derailleur; how does it all work?

Also, did you up-spoke the front reason to deal with stresses of sustained speeds or something?

WorldPax 06-22-14 08:40 AM

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Originally Posted by chaadster (Post 16869789)
Yeah, claiming Fastest is fair, I'd say!

So what's the deal with the gearing setup? Looks like a 5spd with stock derailleur; how does it all work?

Also, did you up-spoke the front reason to deal with stresses of sustained speeds or something?

7-speed on the rear, the electric hub takes a screw on freewheel and 7 speeds is all there's room for. 7 and 8 speed spacing is the same so all I had to do was adjust the limit on the deraileur. I definitely need a 60 tooth ring on the front. I can add power through the pedals up to about 18-20mph, but anything above that is all electric. I do have fun just acting like I'm pedaling at 35mph to mess with people's heads. The front wheel is off my BMX and I was thinking I might want something a bit more robust up there due to the higher speeds.

WorldPax 06-22-14 08:44 AM

and I can report that the brakes are adequate for the speeds I'm attaining although I wouldn't mind a disc on the front. The handling is also fine, not twitchy at all, very stable.

Chester 06-23-14 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by WorldPax (Post 16872194)
and I can report that the brakes are adequate for the speeds I'm attaining although I wouldn't mind a disc on the front. The handling is also fine, not twitchy at all, very stable.

Are you running the stock brakes/pads? I had one scary experience with them, almost crashing into someone at the end of a long descent. Coming down Conzelman Road in the Marin Headlands (SF Bay Area), I was almost at the bottom, near the turn-out for the parking lot and to get back onto the Golden Gate Bridge, and a rider going the same way suddenly decided to cut across the road and head back up, without looking behind her.

I had the brakes fully clamped down but they'd apparently faded pretty badly so weren't stopping me as much as they were slowing me down. Luckily for us both, she heard me yelling at her as she started her blind U-turn, and stuck to the far right of the road as I rolled past her. They slowed me down enough that a crash wouldn't have been catastrophic, but it would've been some sort of unpleasant.

Anyway...be careful with the stock brakeset if you're in a situation where they'll be prone to fade. Whether or not you've got a sweet electric assist rig or not...

WorldPax 06-27-14 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Chester (Post 16876211)
Are you running the stock brakes/pads? I had one scary experience with them, almost crashing into someone at the end of a long descent......

Anyway...be careful with the stock brakeset if you're in a situation where they'll be prone to fade. Whether or not you've got a sweet electric assist rig or not...

I think having the non-stock wheels is what has made the difference for me. The front brake still works better than the back, but I have enough stopping power with the current setup.

kimbo305 07-19-14 01:23 PM

Can anyone help me out with the stock handlebars' width? I want to switch quill stems and I'm not sure what diameter the clamp needs to be. Can't find the specs online.

fietsbob 07-19-14 02:28 PM

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It does 35mph for about 30 miles.
so you got a precise time for the flying mile(running start) over flat ground ?

electric regular style Motorbike record on Bonneville salt flats is about 200 MPH..
I think I saw a streamlined number , a pencil shaped thing went, faster than that


Drag racer, 6.94 sec 201mph ..standing start, 1/4 mile https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqlyG-HIB5k

chaadster 07-21-14 05:44 AM

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Originally Posted by kimbo305 (Post 16954391)
Can anyone help me out with the stock handlebars' width? I want to switch quill stems and I'm not sure what diameter the clamp needs to be. Can't find the specs online.

26.0 clamp diameter

Merckx-TiAx 08-07-14 08:52 PM

Does anyone know or tried putting 451 rims and using short reach brakes on the Nano? Would there be enough clearance? Thanks.

smallwheeler 08-08-14 12:10 PM

i was curious about the 451 fitment as well. while searching, i saw this - clearly a completely different mercier "nano" with a much longer wheelbase. can anyone here explain this?

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...o_blk_2100.jpg

this is the very short wheelbase version that everyone seems to be buying:

http://i872.photobucket.com/albums/a...nano/nano1.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...6/DSCN0898.jpg

itsmoot 08-08-14 12:20 PM

I tried it with the 451 rear wheel off my Swift shod with a 1-1/8" Primo Comet. The tire hit the Nano's rear brake bridge. I didn't bother checking the front.

Too bad, as I'd heard that the first version of the Nano either came in 451 or could fit them.

Edit: Smallwheeler, the top picture you just posted was one of the first lot. I remember now they came with the bullhorn handlebars and cross levers. That was a nice setup.

smallwheeler 08-08-14 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by itsmoot (Post 17018591)
I tried it with the 451 rear wheel off my Swift shod with a 1-1/8" Primo Comet. The tire hit the Nano's rear brake bridge. I didn't bother checking the front.

Too bad, as I'd heard that the first version of the Nano either came in 451 or could fit them.

Edit: Smallwheeler, the top picture you just posted was one of the first lot. I remember now they came with the bullhorn handlebars and cross levers. That was a nice setup.

i see. too bad. the long wheelbase and 451's would have made it a desirable bike. oh well, i guess... it's moot...

thugpipe 08-09-14 04:36 AM

I thought the 451 version was called a Windsor Shetland, I believe they only sold a few as a test run. Somebody on the forum has one I forget who though.

smallwheeler 08-09-14 06:42 AM

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Originally Posted by thugpipe (Post 17020253)
I thought the 451 version was called a Windsor Shetland, I believe they only sold a few as a test run. Somebody on the forum has one I forget who though.

got it. thanks. apparently, mconlonx had one of the "pre-production models" which is a completely different bike:


http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...5&d=1292539457

and then there is the windsor, which looks to be what became the nano.

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/IMG_2128.jpg


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