Mercian Cycles began in Derby in 1946 and are still building bespoke lightweight steel frames by... Mercian Cycles began in Derby in 1946 and are still building bespoke lightweight steel frames, by... ...that was the way bikes were supposed to be. Mercian Cycles 1986 Olympic Catalog Page Mercian Blog ...that was the way bikes were supposed to be. Mercian Cycles 1986 Olympic Catalog Page Mercian Blog Lugwork. The seatpost will get cleaned up. Lugwork. The seatpost will get cleaned up. Seat lug and top of seat stay Seat lug and top of seat stay Cyril Wagstaff (looking very fit - note position of saddle and bars!) with the Mercian presented to... Cyril Wagstaff (looking very fit - note position of saddle and bars!) with the Mercian presented to... Two very fast riders seen here on their Mercians 1954: Left: Ray Booty and above Dave Keeler Ray... Two very fast riders seen here on their Mercians 1954: Left: Ray Booty and above Dave Keeler Ray... In Eileen Sheridan - A Cycling Life published by Wychwood Studio (Available from the V-CC sales)... In Eileen Sheridan - A Cycling Life published by Wychwood Studio (Available from the V-CC sales)... Mercian frame fitted with S and S Couplings Click for a larger image S&S Couplings S&S Stainless... Mercian frame fitted with S and S Couplings Click for a larger image S&S Couplings S&S Stainless... Right: Another fast man riding Mercian. Derek Woodings of Derby Wheelers here seen winning the 1963... Right: Another fast man riding Mercian. Derek Woodings of Derby Wheelers here seen winning the 1963... Two very fast riders seen here on their Mercians 1954: Left: Ray Booty and above Dave Keeler Ray... Two very fast riders seen here on their Mercians 1954: Left: Ray Booty and above Dave Keeler Ray... Seat lug and top of seat stay Seat lug and top of seat stay One of the later Mercian-built Sid Mottram bikes seen recently at the Meridian Ride near Cambridge... One of the later, Mercian-built, Sid Mottram bikes seen recently at the Meridian Ride near Cambridge... Seat lug and top of seat stay I recently acquired a second Mercian frame in rather sorry condition. ... Seat lug and top of seat stay I recently acquired a second Mercian frame in rather sorry condition. ... 1976 Mercian Strada Speciale head lug with clover-leaf cutaway 1976 Mercian Strada Speciale head lug with clover-leaf cutaway Dave Keeler in the Icknield Road Club 12-hour event in 1992. Riding his Mercian with Campag gears... Dave Keeler in the Icknield Road Club 12-hour event in 1992. Riding his Mercian with Campag gears... Front of head lugs and head badge Front of head lugs and head badge Unusual down tube transfer cascading Unusual down tube transfer cascading Early head badge on 1953 frame Early head badge on 1953 frame Side of head lugs and fork crown Side of head lugs and fork crown Dave Keeler in the1958 North Road 24-hour event riding his Mercian equipped with Paris-Roubaix gear... Dave Keeler in the1958 North Road 24-hour event riding his Mercian equipped with Paris-Roubaix gear... Seat lug and top of seat stay Seat lug and top of seat stay I recently studied some photographs of Dave on his Mercian track machine at the World Championships... I recently studied some photographs of Dave on his Mercian track machine at the World Championships... Above: TA Professional alloy wedge-cottered cranks (see details below) Right: Campianissimo head... Above: TA Professional alloy wedge-cottered cranks (see details below) Right: Campianissimo head... Fork crown identical to the 1954 model above Fork crown identical to the 1954 model above (picture courtesy of Kisa-san) The ride to the Mercian factory included a long down hill and with... (picture courtesy of Kisa-san) The ride to the Mercian factory included a long down hill, and with... Galeria de Fotos: Cycle Style Fotógrafo captura estilo de ciclistas em Londres Galeria de Fotos: Cycle Style Fotógrafo captura estilo de ciclistas em Londres
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