Pauls bike

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Hello everyone else at Mercian!

Thanks again for a wonderful frameset. I built it up a couple of weeks ago and have finally got round to taking some shots. I have attached a few (sorry if there are a lot but I got a bit carried away!).

I really enjoyed building it up over a few weeks, into a retro-style singlespeed road racer and not only do I love how it looks, I am just thrilled with how it rides.

It is seriously fast, with super-quick handling and a lovely ride quality too! It's not a bike that I will want to spoil for everyday use, but for short, rapid ride. It just puts a huge grin on my face!

Thanks again and please pass on my gratitude to everyone who worked on my frame, it's a thing of beauty!

I hope you like the pictures. The basic spec is -

Velo Orange rims

Zenith track hubs

Veloflex Pave 700x22c tyres

NOS Campagnolo Centaur brakes and NOS top tube clips (1970's style!)

Andel chainset with Velo Solo 48t chainring

17t freewheel

NOS Cinelli 1A stem with my old (and nicely scratched) 3T Paris-Roubaix bars

Dia Compe gum-hood levers

Brooks B17 Narrow saddle on a NOS San Marco seatpost

Fizik Microtex tape

Best wishes,

Thank you Paul for the pictures you sent in.