Vincitore & Vincitore Special

Vincitore & Vincitore Special

As with most Mercian frames – the Vincitore model can be built to suit most disciplines – from track, audax to full-on touring.

In this age of speed of manufacture it is pleasing to find a frame with intricate lug work, cut by hand, as our Vincitore model.

The Vincitore and Vincitore Special, introduced to the Mercian range around 1965, has for many years been the model that lots of riders aspire to own when they are looking to purchase that “special” frame. If you are looking for a frame that is distinctive, beautiful, hand-built (as all our frames) by one craftsman from start to finish, which is perfectly at home on day rides or on touring holidays – this could be the frame for you.

Hours are spent cutting and filing the Vincitore lugs from plain/blanks, the result is a work-of-art, aesthetically pleasing and structurally more rigid owing to the longer lugs. A distinctive frame available only from Mercian.

The Vincitore standard model has the spearpoint head lugs, fork crown and hand-cut seat lug, with a hand-cut bottom bracket but without the long profiled spearpoints of the Vincitore Special.

Finish – Main finish with contrasting head tube and seat tube band, lugs lined, all in colours of your choice with Mercian transfers and crests. Additional bands, colours or barber’s pole no problem, extra as price list.

Enamelled metal headbadges also available (but please be aware that due to the spearpoints on the head tube of the Vincitore model a headbadge won’t fit on smaller frame sizes).

Technical information

Size to order – 52cm to 66cm (centre bottom bracket to top of seat tube)

Finish – Main finish with contrasting head tube and seat tube band, lugs lined, all in colours of your choice with Mercian transfers and crests. Additional bands, colours or barber’s pole no problem, extra as price list.

Our standard geometry has been developed over years of building frames and cycles and we have found it suits most customers, but is a guide only:

We can now offer these models with the oversize tube option which will allow for a 1-1/8″ A-head fork column.

  • 72 degree head angle – 75 degree seat angle (52cm)
  • 72 degree head angle – 74 degree seat angle (53cm to 56cm)
  • 73 degree head angle – 73 degree seat angle (57cm to 61cm)
  • 73 degree head angle – 72 degree (62cm to 66cm)
  • As bespoke builders we can build to your geometry, please make an appointment
  • 270mm bottom bracket height
  • 48mm fork rake, 54mm on small frames
  • 430mm chain stays
  • Mercian engraved top-eyes brazed on to top of seat tube.
  • Clearance for 700C wheels and mudguards if required.
  • Quality cast dropouts
  • 27.2mm Seat pillar size
  • Ergo / STi cable stops with adjusters to suit your gear preference or Down tube lever bosses
  • Bottom bracket shell drilled and tapped for nylon bottom bracket cable guide
  • Chain stay stop
  • Bottle cage bosses on down tube
  •  2 x brake cable stop /guides on top tube or 3 top tube cable guides on top of top tube
  • Additional braze-ons are extra as price list
  • Complete bikes include an additional set of bottle bosses on the seat tube and 4 point rear rack eyes at no extra charge.
  • Available in Reynolds 631, 725, 853 and 853 Pro Team.

Vincitore and Vincitore Special Frame and Forks

All prices now include VAT at 20%

Reynolds 631 £1320.00

Reynolds 725 £1440.00

Reynolds 853 £1560.00

Reynolds 853 Pro-Team £1610.00

To upgrade to the Vincitore Special please add £285.00 to the above prices.

Add oversize tube option £145.00

Examples of Optional Extras 

Vertical rear dropouts £56.00

Enamelled head badge £62.00

Bottle cage bosses £31.00

Concealed brake cable in top tube £76.00

Front changer boss £57.00

Rear rack eyes £62.00

Front rack eyes £62.00

Cantilever brake bosses front and rear £114.00

Centre pull brake bridge £35.00

Barber pole £95.00