Renovations

A large part of our work in the Mercian workshop is repairing and renovating Mercian and all other makes of cycle frame from the earliest vintage collector’s frames to the newest carbon frames.

Repairs, re-sprays and frame finishing are all completed in house, (with the exception of chroming) using the best quality frame-building parts and highest quality stove enamels.

All prices now include VAT at 20%

*please ensure that there are no batteries in the frame before renovation*

Repair and renovation prices includes:

  • Preparation of the frame, existing paint removed sympathetically. (Some alloy, carbon and steel frames with very thin-walled tubing will need the paint removing by hand which has an additional charge, see current price below).
  • Frames etch primed and rubbed down by hand with finest grade glass paper to give the best adhesion for the coats of paint.
  • Frame inspection once primed for paint.
  • Light sanding between coats of enamel to ensure a deep and glossy finish.
  • A minimum of two generous coats of clear lacquer to protect the transfers and give a hard wearing durable finish.
  • A final inspection before all the threads are cleaned and re-tapped to ready the frame for ease of building.
  • If delivery is required – strong, durable packaging makes sure the frame reaches you in showroom condition.

Preparation

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  • Paint stripped by hand, when necessary on lightweight aluminium frames etc £110.00
  • Shotblasting frame and forks only (if having a respray this is included in the price) and prime £90.00
  • Surface Improver (1 hour) £60.00

Frame Repairs

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  • Minimum charge for repair work to a frame or forks, racks etc £60.00
  • Allen key seat lug fitting (with key and bolt) £65.00
  • Bottle cage bosses (with stainless allen bolts) £44.00
  • Bottom bridge / mudguard bridge (inc removal of old bridge) £65.00
  • Brake bridge (reinforced) (inc removal of old bridge) £65.00
  • Braze on pump peg, brake/gear cable guides, m/guard eyes, chain peg etc, each £22.00
  • Cantilever brake pivots – per brake £70.00
  • Centre pull bridge on seat stay – including adjuster £55.00
  • Concealed cable in top tube £85.00
  • Dents filled in where possible with brass (small) – each £30.00
  • Disc mount, rear, brazed on (brake and wheel required for fit) £100.00
  • Down tube Lever bosses – each or cable adjusters £36.00
  • Drill out seized in rear end adjuster – each, re-tapped if possible £35.00
  • Drill frame and forks for allen key brakes £35.00
  • Drill and tap under bottom bracket and fit nylon tunnel £30.00
  • Dynamo bracket brazed on frame (please supply dynamo bottle to ensure fit) £55.00
  • Fill metal head badge holes £30.00
  • Front gear changer boss on seat tube (state double or triple and chain ring sizes) £62.00
  • Gear hanger brazed on £95.00
  • Postcode stamped on bottom bracket £25.00
  • Rack eyes, rear, (4 point fixing), including stainless allen bolts £70.00
  • Rack eyes, front, lowrider or custom lowrider (4 point fixing) inc stainless allen bolts £70.00
  • Re-track frame and forks £70.00
  • Re-track frame only £55.00
  • Re-track and straighten forks – if possible £50.00
  • Remove brazed-on bits and clean up tube – each item £22.00
  • Remove seized seat pillar, handlebar stem or bottom bracket £40.00
  • New pair of forks – cast crown undercoated (finish to choice – extra) £220.00
  • New fork column, threaded or A head £95.00
  • New bottom bracket shell and bridge (Vincitore or Professional + £170) £210.00
  • New top tube £170.00
  • New down tube £170.00
  • New seat tube £180.00
  • New head tube and lugs (Mercian Vincitore lugs extra charge + £85) £180.00
  • New top, down, head tube and lugs (Mercian Vincitore lugs + £85) £360.00
  • Fit single seat stay £125.00
  • Fit single chain stay £125.00
  • One pair of seat stays (including bridge) £210.00
  • One pair of chain stays (including bridge) £210.00
  • Rear triangle complete with dropouts and bridges £390.00
  • New pair rear dropouts (for conversions eg road to track - add £55) £160.00
  • New single rear dropout £100.00
  • New front dropout (ea) £55.00
  • New pair fork blades and dropouts £155.00

Paint Finish

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  • Frame and forks stove enamelled in enamel or polychromatic ( price includes preporation ) £215.00
  • Frame and forks stove enamelled in Italian pearl or flamboyant ( price includes preparation ) £250.00
  • Frame only stove enamelled in all finishes ( price includes preparation ) £205.00
  • Forks only stove enamelled in all finishes ( price includes preparation ) £95.00
  • Carbon frame and forks stove enamelled or polychromatic inc preparation £420.00
  • Carbon frame and forks stove enamelled in Italian pear or flamboyant inc preparation £465.00
  • Carbon fork only stove enamelled inc preparation £110.00
  • Trike frame and forks in enamel or polychromatic ( price includes preparation ) £380.00
  • Tandem frame and forks stove enamelled in enamel or polychromatic (price includes preparation ) £380.00
  • Tandem frame and forks stove enamelled in Italian pearl or flamboyant ( price includes preparation ) £410.00
  • Mudguards (pair) or rack sprayed ( price includes preparation ) £120.00
  • Colour matching (per colour) £90.00

Paint Contrasts

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  • Contrast band/panel on the seat tube, top tube or down tube £55.00
  • Extra bands on tube – each (all same colour) £28.00
  • Whole seat tube in contrast colour £65.00
  • Barbers pole on seat tube £125.00
  • Head tube £55.00
  • Overspray – one extra colour £80.00
  • Overspray – two extra colours £90.00
  • Overspray – three extra colours £100.00
  • Lug Lining £75.00
  • Box Lining single line £185.00
  • Box Lining two lines £295.00
  • Whole lug sprayed in contrasting colour per lug, B/B, crown, etc (each) £75.00
  • Masking / stencils to pattern POA

Transfers and Finishing

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  • Mercian enamelled metal headbadge, choice of "World Over" or "1950’s", fitted £70.00
  • Fit makers transfers (transfers extra at cost) £45.00
  • Mercian transfers on a Mercian renovation (plus fitting) £36.00
  • Name in small vinyl transfer for top tube, script style/block font, 1 colour (pr) £30.00
  • Makers transfers , Colnago, Claud Butler, Raleigh, Holdsworth etc approx £30 - £40

Fittings

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  • Fit new head set (new components charged at current prices) £30.00
  • Fit new bottom bracket set (new components charged at current prices) £30.00
  • Remove and save/scrap head set £20.00
  • Remove and save/scrap bottom bracket set £25.00
  • Remove, clean and refit head set £50.00
  • Remove, clean and refit bottom bracket set £50.00
  • Strip and reassemble complete cycle, components cleaned, (new components charged at current prices) £300.00
  • Remove and refit head badge £28.00
  • Fit head badge supplied £25.00

Chrome

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  • Remove old chrome on forks £45.00
  • Remove old chrome on frame £70.00
  • Mask and save chrome crown £45.00
  • Mask and save chrome front dropouts / blades £40.00
  • Mask and save chrome rear dropouts / stays £50.00
  • Mask and save chrome head lugs £85.00