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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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    King Among Runaways hyperRevue's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by hyperRevue
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamtastic
    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!
    -kev

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    Quote Originally Posted by hyperRevue
    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!

    -kev

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by toshi
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Revit
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Revit
    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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