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Old 04-29-20, 12:23 PM
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Juvela is a second badge for Mondia. Sort of like Ventura is for Centurion, for example.

Same bicycles badged and transferred differently.

A way to pack more product into a given market...

Mr. Distributor to Mr. Retailer: "...as you know, the chap down the street has the rights to Mondia for this area. However, I can give you the same products under a different name."

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Never got around to posting this I think, but...

PX10 ('68 I think?) from the co-op for $40.

First pic as found. The handlebars were upturned hobo style, when I first saw it mixed in with all the other bikes. Other than that, this is how it looked.

Middle pics getting rehabbed.

Last pics as it currently sits.

Scrapped non-original wheels, took off unnecessary junk, had to jack/pull stem out, as it was frozen. Saved original stem. Not on bike right now, but will switch back to it, as I liked it better. Leather wrapped rando bars, jap wheels (will probably upgrade to something nicer at some point), modified frame to accept dual pivot brakes. Kept original paint. Saved original saddle. Put on an aluminum seatpost to save weight + added quick release for more user friendly use.

This bicycle is a complete joy. It is so smooth, solid, and an absolute pleasure of a ride. I set it up as a 1x5 and it is probably the most satisfying drivetrain on a bicycle I've ever used. FD was trashed. RD was okay but heavy and clunky. The rear 105 it now wears is much smoother. Kept friction shifters. Each gear shift and a solid, sure 'ka-thunk' that is just mechanical perfection. I first got on it when the weather was about 25 degrees outside, and I was freezing because I couldn't stop riding it! Wish I'd have saved the little French flag decals around the tubing, but maybe I can get decals of those.






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Old 05-16-20, 05:28 AM
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This has been kicking around the Cleveland Co-op for a while.

1976 Merz Touring. I tried to get some more information about this one but struck out. The bike with a serial number one digit lower was built in July 10th 1976.

The components aren't original, well not the derailleurs and the crankset. Derailleurs are from 1984. I didn't look for the crank but I'm assuming it's similar in age.

Look at that fork crown!! It's so nice. I wish this was a smaller size. Even for me this would be a stretch.





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Old 05-16-20, 08:28 AM
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Do you know the size and price? Asking for a friend.

Originally Posted by gil_00000 View Post
This has been kicking around the Cleveland Co-op for a while.

1976 Merz Touring. I tried to get some more information about this one but struck out. The bike with a serial number one digit lower was built in July 10th 1976.

The components aren't original, well not the derailleurs and the crankset. Derailleurs are from 1984. I didn't look for the crank but I'm assuming it's similar in age.

Look at that fork crown!! It's so nice. I wish this was a smaller size. Even for me this would be a stretch.


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Old 05-16-20, 08:55 AM
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Picked these up At the co-op the other day. I haven’t found any other information on this brand aside from someone that found some titanium QR skewers at a swap meet.

Made by “Bunton Precision Machine” this set of titanium “Bunton Bolts” comes with everything you need to titanium-ify your 97 XT or XTR equipped bike, including TI axles! The derailleur mounting bolt is especially nice. If even comes with TI derailleur limit screws, which must shave off several nanograms.


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Old 05-16-20, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by gil_00000 View Post
This has been kicking around the Cleveland Co-op for a while.

1976 Merz Touring. I tried to get some more information about this one but struck out. The bike with a serial number one digit lower was built in July 10th 1976.

The components aren't original, well not the derailleurs and the crankset. Derailleurs are from 1984. I didn't look for the crank but I'm assuming it's similar in age.

Look at that fork crown!! It's so nice. I wish this was a smaller size. Even for me this would be a stretch.





Jim was all about the fork crown, I imagine it was the touring thing and he was making sure they were up to the task.

He also favored canti's and had them on his bike JM027 that I have now but the posts were removed before he sold the frame, you can't tell they were ever there.

He made some from scratch.



Wonder whats up with the tape at the crown race above?

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Old 08-28-20, 09:21 AM
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this has been languishing at the local co-op for many weeks.
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Wonder whats up with the tape at the crown race above?
Old-school protective seal for the lower headset bearing, made by cutting a section of an old inner tube.
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JUst curious, but what are they pricing the Ochsner?

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this has been languishing at the local co-op for many weeks.
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Originally Posted by hazetguy View Post
this has been languishing at the local co-op for many weeks.
These are actually very nice bikes. I saw a surprising number of them in the Greenwood SC area, and actually owned a couple along the way. I think they're tretubi, but they're solidly built and ride very well.
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Originally Posted by Trakhak View Post
Old-school protective seal for the lower headset bearing, made by cutting a section of an old inner tube.
Maybe, I see thin electrical tape that is probably being used to hold the fork from flopping around and was curious to make sure nothing nefarious was hiding underneath.

You rarely see any primarily non off road bikes with a bearing gator.
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Old 08-28-20, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc View Post
JUst curious, but what are they pricing the Ochsner?

I think it is $150 (plus tax). The paint is rough in spots. a lot of the components are Shimano 600/tricolor. it's obviously not complete/ready to ride. i haven't really checked it out too carefully because it is not my size, so no real interest for me. it looks to me to be around 54cm, but again, haven't measured or checked it.
i think it's just kinda been sitting there because of the limited time and staff due to covid, and they'd rather get bikes put together that can be 'quick sales' like kid's bikes, newer road, and mtb. older road stuff, when they have it, seems to stagnate.
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Originally Posted by hazetguy View Post
I think it is $150 (plus tax). The paint is rough in spots. a lot of the components are Shimano 600/tricolor. it's obviously not complete/ready to ride. i haven't really checked it out too carefully because it is not my size, so no real interest for me. it looks to me to be around 54cm, but again, haven't measured or checked it.
i think it's just kinda been sitting there because of the limited time and staff due to covid, and they'd rather get bikes put together that can be 'quick sales' like kid's bikes, newer road, and mtb. older road stuff, when they have it, seems to stagnate.
wow. Someone will have themselves a nice little ride. I’ve always liked their decal-ing and workmanship. Never ridden one.

was tempted on eBay one time for my size.

No cool coops near me unfortunately that I know of...
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That YETI!
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Our local co-op appears to be on a downhill slide. They moved to a smaller, shared space and just don't get the amount of (interesting) stuff they used to have. Saw these recently and can get more detail if anyone is interested.



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some random pics from today's visit...







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some random pics from today's visit...

Do you know what size that Performance Campione is? Does the co-op ship? I have been looking for one in my size.
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I would love that SuperCourse. How much$$$
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Shrevvy: i don't know the size, other than big! no they don't ship, but i am willing to facilitate.
Bwilli88: i don't know the asking price on the Raleigh, but i can find out.
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Shrevvy: i don't know the size, other than big! no they don't ship, but i am willing to facilitate.
Bwilli88: i don't know the asking price on the Raleigh, but i can find out.
Since you may be going back: what size would you say that Giordana frame is? Never saw one with those graphics before, can you check what the tubing decal says, too? Much appreciated!
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Bwilli88: i don't know the asking price on the Raleigh, but i can find out.
Please.
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Shrevvy: It's a big one. Seat tube c-t 66cm, tope tube c-c 61cm. Bottom bracket stamped 65, so that must be c-c.
bwilli88: I sent you a pm with info.
unworthy1: seattube 58.5 c-t, top tube c-c 56.5. The dots look hand painted, possibly not original. Here are pics of the tubing and headtube (sorry it's blurry) decals:



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Pretty pink Mercier!
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Thanks to hazetguy for the pix and follow-up: folks that Giordana is (so sad to say) too big for me and has some odd-ball graphics, BUT it's Excell tubing (assuming decals are legit) so in my book a thoroughbred. I wish It was a tick smaller but I have to pass and SOMEbody should jump on this and grab a deal of the day/month/year!
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