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Old 02-17-06, 06:53 PM   #1
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here it is again! Mercier frame

i got it for $190 + $25 shipping
did i get ripped off?

sorry , this should be my last question about the frame

thank you
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Well, since they run $280 complete, $190 seems a little high.
But, from a objective frame quality standpoint, it's a pretty decent deal.
As I've said in the past, the frame is essentially the same as my Pake, and they retail for $290.
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you could have had a whole bike for $100 more.
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congrats on the frame, i'll admit i was going to try and snag it if it stayed low enough but for another $50 i want an IRO. hope you enjoy it
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yeah, thought about getting a IRO,
but it was 50 more, and i really dont have the money.
Is IRO MUCH better than the Mercier?
i have no idea, but hey i've already bought the frame, i'll just have to enjoy it!
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Well, since they run $280 complete, $190 seems a little high.
But, from a objective frame quality standpoint, it's a pretty decent deal.
As I've said in the past, the frame is essentially the same as my Pake, and they retail for $290.
wait, but i thought somebody said the Mercier frames= spicer frames, which cost $275?
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Old 02-17-06, 10:49 PM   #7
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Conclusion, i like the frame.
i'll keep you guys posted when i get it in a few days.
the seller is going to send it first thing tomorrow morning
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I think from a tubing standpoint, the Mercier and Mark V are the same.
IRO obviously has much better customer service since, I assume, the Mercier has none.
But yeah, don't worry about the other options you didnt take.
Just build it up and have fun.
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you should have bought the complete bike and sold all components. you would have come out with like 145 for the frame i bet....
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you should have bought the complete bike and sold all components. you would have come out with like 145 for the frame i bet....
again i didnt have more than $220
and i believe a complete according to hyper is 280?
welp, i bought it now. so i'm going to enjoy the ride and watch out for crazy drivers!
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I think from a tubing standpoint, the Mercier and Mark V are the same.
IRO obviously has much better customer service since, I assume, the Mercier has none.
But yeah, don't worry about the other options you didnt take.
Just build it up and have fun.
welp, glad that the seller is a great guy, and replied to ALL of my emails in matter of hours.
not days.

anyway thanks a lot hyper i will def. enjoy my new ride!

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Yeah, it's $280.
Jamtastic is saying if you bought it whole for $280, you could have probably sold all the parts for about $140 or so.
But, yeah, don't worry about it.
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Honestly, if you judge the mercier kilo frame on build quality alone, it's better than decent. Nice paint finish, relatively clean welds, and a crown fork that isn't half bad. Good stuff, you'll enjoy it.
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Honestly, if you judge the mercier kilo frame on build quality alone, it's better than decent. Nice paint finish, relatively clean welds, and a crown fork that isn't half bad. Good stuff, you'll enjoy it.
sweet, and yeah. i'm loving the fork..i dont really like uni-crowns that's one of the reason why i got this.
and i noticed the clean welds too!!
sweet guys, thanks so much for reassuring this buy
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Old 02-18-06, 12:05 AM   #15
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complete is 347 shipped, i havent seen any for 280
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$312 with shipping.
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and it was sold/considered cheap?
i'm starting to doubt if $280 for a complete is possible?
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dang!

i know the seller 'sprtymama's gonna have some in at the end of the week, but those are the 347shipped ones
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Actually, new from sprtymama is $307 + $40 shipping. With paypal coupon, I got it shipped to my door for $322. I agree with others, you should have bought the whole bike and sold the parts you didn't want.
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how many times do i have to repeat the fact that i'm broke? and i do NOT have more than 250 to spend.
plus there's no time for saving up. i need the bike NOW
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Shoulda woulda coulda. You did what was best for you and there's no looking back. Enjoy your ride and may your build go smoothly
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really like the forks on that bike.
have gotten "nice bike" complements on my mercier but not on my "good" bikes.
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i got it for $190 + $25 shipping
did i get ripped off?
Ha, yeah, I saw that one on Ebay too. If I had more room, i would have bid on it, but I wouldn't have paid much more than you did. Prudent choice. Considering you can get it rolling on solid parts for around $200 more, I say it's a good deal.
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how many times do i have to repeat the fact that i'm broke? and i do NOT have more than 250 to spend.
plus there's no time for saving up. i need the bike NOW
revit.. im feelin' your pain.. after reading this thread.. it was like you were talking to a wall that types..
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When are those mercier running out ... waiting for my tax check thing to come back to blow it on one of those
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