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Old 08-08-06, 10:49 AM   #1
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Fashion takes on Mercian

This ended up in my feedreader this morning:

Paul Smith designs for Mercian.

I don't know who Paul Smith is but I'd def ride the yellow/orange and pink track bike. The green and purple roadie not so much. At least he kept the Mercian trademark barber pole on the seat tube.
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Old 08-08-06, 11:02 AM   #2
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Hrm, those look like Phils as well and a nice saddle too, no mention of pricepoint though.

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i don't see how this is any different from any other mercian, except that the colors are uglier.

maybe thats what "design" work is about
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Old 08-08-06, 11:29 AM   #4
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always wanted "paul smith" pantographed all over my bike...nows my chance!
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Old 08-08-06, 12:09 PM   #5
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Man thats ugly.
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Other than the reverse lever I think that's pretty hot. The lugs don't reek craftsmanship, but the look is good.
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Old 08-08-06, 12:51 PM   #7
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I like the seat stay, but other than that it isn't impressive to me at all.
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Old 08-08-06, 12:54 PM   #8
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i LOVE it
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Old 08-08-06, 01:02 PM   #9
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you know its the next big thing when paul smith jumps on the bandwagon.
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Old 08-08-06, 01:06 PM   #10
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really? what else has paul smith jumped on that became the next thing?
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Old 08-08-06, 01:07 PM   #11
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I know a guy named Paul Smith...

never realized he was color blind though.

Seriously though... can't you get a Mercian in any color you want? Why get one with some other dude's name on it? What's next, a red white an blue Tommy Hillfrigger Walker?
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That is really hideous. If I were going to try to design an ugly bike, that's what I would make. Exactly.
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that has to be the ugliest lugs, and worst colors i've seen on a bike in a while. and its not even land shark/colnago ugly. Mericians regular bikes look way better.
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Old 08-08-06, 01:13 PM   #14
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you're all ugly. that bike is great
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itll look super great when the handlebar wrap takes on that nice grey green tinge the honey brooks gets.
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That is really hideous. If I were going to try to design an ugly bike, that's what I would make. Exactly.
Mine would be that green designer track bike that had that weird promotion idea... y'know, the one that had all those people with overly large legs.

That bike was disgusting.
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you're all ugly. that bike is great
that bike is so ****in sick face...would love to ride that ****. Good thing you guys think it is ugly because I would be so far ahead of you ladies that you wouldnt even have to look at it. I'll go pick one up after work.
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tell em kyle
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Come get your very own tasteful Kerry Nordstrom custom isht:

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There we go.

That thing is delicious. And the fork is oh so devine. Amazing.
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I like the touring bike. I like the old school logo better though. I guess I'll never understand fashion.
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There we go.

That thing is delicious. And the fork is oh so devine. Amazing.
The fork has NO rake. I asked them to give me a straight blade, expecting them to put some rake in it. Oh well, I may have Waterford craft me a raked straight blade so I can have much improved handling.
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Oh thats your bike? Hell yea.

Yea the fork is sexy, but I can imagine it being crazy to ride with on the street. But it sure looks pretty.

Tight bike man.
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Paul Smith likes to cross-chain.
that and he's colorblind
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Oh thats your bike? Hell yea.

Yea the fork is sexy, but I can imagine it being crazy to ride with on the street. But it sure looks pretty.

Tight bike man.
Thanks for the appreciation; it's been ridden on the track and in one alleycat (crazy, I know). It sucks that I'm so cautious with it because the track is two hours away and it sees barely any riding time with these outrageous gas prices. Hopefully someday soon I'll move closer to a 'drome...
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