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Old 09-16-06, 09:50 AM   #1
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Suggestions for restoring please.

This is my old bike I commuted to HS on. 30 years ago. Its a 1970s Mercier.

I'm going to have to restore that frame some day. I have original never been used Simplex shifter group and Mafic brakes and new cranks(cottered) with rings in my attic just waiting for that frame.

The question is, how do I wressle it away from my dear old dad who inherited it from me when I moved out.

I was thinking of going all original by robbing parts from a New Peugeot 1974 UE8 Carivan I have. (I have 3 of those) I was going to restore to original paint theme.

Now I thinking of keeping the UE8s together and upgrading the with nice alloy wheels, cranks, etc, the Mercier as it is sweeter ride than the UE8s and making a new paint theme.

Ahh, what to do....
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Old 09-18-06, 09:51 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by hiromian
Ahh, what to do....
First...send me the frame/fork and I'll put a really nice paint job on it for you!

a small sample of my work can be seen at
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Trade your dear old dad one of your UE8s in place of the Mercier.

It's just my humble opinion, but I think that the original paint scheme has a certain understated grace that would be difficult to improve upon. It's your bike though, so paint it however you like.

If I were committing the money to have it repainted then I would put the NOS parts on it, too.
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Old 09-19-06, 05:25 AM   #4
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Does your dad use the bike or would he just be happy to have it out of his house? If he rides it, I am sure you could find something to replace it that he may like even better.
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Old 09-19-06, 05:33 AM   #5
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I have these friends, Guido & Vinne, very well practiced in the art of persuasion...
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