Mercian Olympic 58cm Road Bike Reynolds 531

Mercian Olympic 58cm Road Bike Reynolds 531

Regular price £795.00 Sale

Here we have a very nice Mercian Olympic from 1977. The frame is in excellent condition for its 40 plus years, free of dents or dings and with super straight tubes. The paintwork is good, but there are some marks and a little pitting on the top tube, however with some polish these are not very noticeable and it’s always nice to have an original finish! Components include a lovely Stronglight 49D 170mm chainset with a single 48t chainring mated to a very smooth Stronglight bottom bracket. The headset is a lovely T.D.C Italia with excellent chrome, and the Reynolds 531 forks turn freely. The rear mech is a clean Shimano 600 and the single Simplex downtube lever is the best shifting lever of the period. Hubs are early Shimano High Flange from the mid 1970s laced to rare Super Champion ‘Record’ Tubs. The spokes are chrome and are suffering from a little pitting, but they remain strong and both wheels are true.The old cotton tubulars could do with replacing, if serious riding is the goal, but they do hold plenty of air.This pure road machine has no provision for mudguards and has thus been set up for fast road pursuits. It rides very well with all the typical Mercian ride characteristics. Its light, and supple and is a really nice example!

Details

 

Brand

Mercian

Model

Olympic

Seat Tube (C to T)

58cm

Top Tube (C to C)

57cm

Frame no.

9977

D.O.B

1977

Country of Origin

UK

Frame Tubing

Reynolds 531

Dropouts

Campagnolo

Paintwork

Original

Weight (Kg)

9.6kg

Standover Height

81cm

Rider Height 

5 7” – 6 0”

 

Specification

 

Headset

T.D.C Continental Italia

Bottom Bracket

Stronglight

Chainset 

Stronglight 49D 170mm

Chainrings

Stronglight 48t

Rear Derailleur

Shimano 600

Shifters

Simplex Retro Friction

Brake Levers

Shimano 600

Brake Hoods

Repro Gum

Brake Calipers

Shimano 600

Brake Pads

Sakar SR 100mm

Handlebars

ITM 40cm

Handlebar Tape

Red Velox Cotton

Stem

Sakae SR

Saddle

Selle Italia Condor

Seatpost

Aluminium Fluted

Rims       

Super Champion ‘Record’ 700c Tubulars

Hubs

Shimano High Flange

Skewers

Shimano

Freewheel

5 Speed