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06-13-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 784
Posted By jnbrown

I also ride tandem with my wife and this is...

I also ride tandem with my wife and this is always a concern. That day I was on my single bike thank god. Frankly I just didn't care if it turned ugly because I felt I was assaulted and almost...
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By jnbrown

Why do people let nice bikes this go to *****?

Why do people let nice bikes this go to *****?
04-27-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 58,774
Posted By jnbrown

I hope so, just spent $409 on these: ...

I hope so, just spent $409 on these:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1186_9f1bcb89899107ac816b4717b60d0bb1f88bb097.jpg
03-09-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By jnbrown

Very nice. I have a 1985 King of Mercia. I am...

Very nice. I have a 1985 King of Mercia.
I am about to order a new Strada Speciale built to my geometry.
02-14-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By jnbrown

Very nice frame

Very nice frame
02-01-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,207
Posted By jnbrown

It also adds pounds of weight to the frame.

It also adds pounds of weight to the frame.
01-31-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 934
Posted By jnbrown

Wow you stole that.

Wow you stole that.
01-29-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,635
Posted By jnbrown

No need to verify, that is a Mercian Super lIght...

No need to verify, that is a Mercian Super lIght and that is a great price assuming no damage under that ugly paint.
01-28-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,611
Posted By jnbrown

First time I ever saw a Della Santa I was in a...

First time I ever saw a Della Santa I was in a race and Greg Lemond was riding one.
I had no idea what it was at the time, I was riding a Masi.
Now I am mad at myself for not ordering a DS before...
01-28-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,635
Posted By jnbrown

Did you see this one? ...

Did you see this one?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/234291620741?hash=item368cde6b85:g:q0sAAOSwcCxhlSBc

No dents but a lot paint scraped off in places.
Be aware that geometry on Mercian's can be...
01-28-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,635
Posted By jnbrown

That is a tough one because of the stuck seatpost...

That is a tough one because of the stuck seatpost and dented tube it is hard to put a value on.
If you can't live with the dent or it compromises the frame and had to replace the tube that could get...
01-06-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,593
Posted By jnbrown

I have a very old stand that I think I got from...

I have a very old stand that I think I got from performance.
It works like the Park with a clamp.
However I find the clamp to be useless because I am not going to clamp my frame and my seatpost...
01-05-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,239
Posted By jnbrown

The problem with tools like the Park CN-10 is...

The problem with tools like the Park CN-10 is when used on brake cable housing is they crush the spiral wound metal housing.
They work fine on shift cable housing. I have the Pedro's version....
12-23-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,322
Posted By jnbrown

Beautiful Congratulations.

Beautiful Congratulations.
12-18-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 886
Posted By jnbrown

Thanks for the feedback from all. Will probably...

Thanks for the feedback from all. Will probably go with King.
11-27-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 977
Posted By jnbrown

1985 Mercian Build in Process

In the early 1980s I had numerous steel bikes including a Mercian.
I always regretted selling it. At some point migrated to carbon bikes but occasionally would look for a replacement for the...
11-23-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By jnbrown

Camelback chill has been working for me.

Camelback chill has been working for me.
11-20-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,751
Posted By jnbrown

I ended up polishing it by hand. Starting with...

I ended up polishing it by hand. Starting with 200 grit sandpaper followed by 320, 600 then wet sanding 1000, 1500, 2000, 2500, 4000 then Blue Magic.
Totally happy with how it turned and do not...
11-17-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 29,240
Posted By jnbrown

My most memorable bike race was in Tijuana,...

My most memorable bike race was in Tijuana, Mexico around 1982.
Living in San Diego we frequently traveled across the border as they had a robust racing schedule with European type courses.
We were...
11-04-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,424
Posted By jnbrown

I am in the same situation. No they are not...

I am in the same situation.
No they are not legit.
If they cost less than normal retail and not coming from a trusted source they are very likely fake.
10-07-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 950
Posted By jnbrown

I have done it a few times, no problem, Also...

I have done it a few times, no problem,
Also grab pairs of spokes in the middle with gloves and pull them together to relieve stress.
I rarely have to go back and re-true my wheels.
10-04-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,885
Posted By jnbrown

Nothing new on this as of today. I guess the...

Nothing new on this as of today. I guess the authorities are hoping it will just go away.
We can't let this go.
09-28-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,057
Posted By jnbrown

We use Arundel Side Loader: ...

We use Arundel Side Loader:
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09-24-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By jnbrown

One thing I have noticed in looking for SRAM...

One thing I have noticed in looking for SRAM shifters there is only one listing on Ebay for used ones.
I think that tells us people are generally satisfied with them.
If I really wanted this bike...
09-24-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By jnbrown

I think you are going to like Force. It has a...

I think you are going to like Force. It has a very positive feel and it works great. Also pretty light compared to competitors.
It doesn't take long getting used to double tap shifting and I like...
09-24-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By jnbrown

I did consider that as well, I just am not sure I...

I did consider that as well, I just am not sure I like the look.

Thanks
09-23-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 44,992
Posted By jnbrown

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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09-20-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 863
Posted By jnbrown

Are you sure it is loosing charge or just a loose...

Are you sure it is loosing charge or just a loose connection?
My wife's Cannondale had a problem where the shifting would stop working intermittently.
I finally accessed the junction box in the BB...
09-19-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,241
Posted By jnbrown

I looked for Sugino, just didn't find anything...

I looked for Sugino, just didn't find anything new or used.
09-19-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,241
Posted By jnbrown

Crankset for modern build

I just bought a vintage frameset. I have not received it yet but assuming it has 68mm BSA bottom bracket.
I want to do a more modern build to mimic the setup on my current road bike which is a...
12-25-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 71,141
Posted By jnbrown

I was always fascinated with tandems from a young...

I was always fascinated with tandems from a young age.
Our first tandem around 1982 was an Andy Gilmour made in Arizona.
I had ordered a tandem from Mercian from my local shop but after waiting a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,275
Posted By jnbrown

I live in San Diego (north county) and agree. The...

I live in San Diego (north county) and agree. The roads within the city are terrible with potholes and drivers are hostile towards cyclists.
North county is much better.
Also agree about Santa...
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