Vintage 1981 Mercian cycle needs a good home

Beautiful Mercian Bicycle with Racing Frame for Sale
Campagnolo, Shimano and Cinelli components (see below)

Prefer local: NYC for pickup

See NYC Craig's List for price and contact info if interested

I’m selling because I’ve been storing it for years, and not riding it. It deserves a good home and some exercise. Drives like a Porche. I believe it’s from 1981, see picture of stamp on bottom (top of 2nd page of pictures), the last two digits are ‘81’ which I understand is the year it was made. I bought it slightly used from a biker friend in 1983 and have barely ridden it since. It’s been in storage in my apartment for the last 10+ years. Before that it was stored in my parents' house for 10+ years. Very low mileage, beautiful lugs, top of the line components and a great ride.

All original, not retouched or repainted.


Mercian Racing Frame (I believe): 22 ½ inches (center of crank to top of seat tube)

Black with red detailing in lugs

Shimano shifts

Campagnolo Nuovo Record derailleur

Reynolds 530 or 531 (can’t read it anymore and don’t remember)

Sugino crank

Cinelli handlebars and stem

Superbe brakes, sidepull

Milano saddle

Wheels: can’t tell and don’t remember what the hubs or wheels are, but it was all top of the line when I bought it back in the day


Some small nicks on the frame (see Pictures3)

Needs new brake hoods (I haven’t been riding it!) See Pictures3