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    1930s ? Mercury (think Excelsior)

    Hi, I've had this for a while and haven't done anything with it. The frame reminds me of the Repack Excelsiors. It's a Cleveland built Mercury, don't know what year. I just wanted to see if anyone here had an interest in it. Thanks

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    Last edited by stets59; 08-18-2010 at 11:47 AM.

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    Wow that looks great. I love older bikes like that.

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    The rear dropout looks a bit more like a post war Elgin which I believe was made by the same company as Mercury but being a skip tooth usually points to pre-war. I am pretty sure they were both made by Murray of ohio. I could be wrong but I seem to recal reading something saying that production was re-located to Chicago at some point. If those tires are original or pretty old hang on to them. Here is my 41 Elgin:

    And my 36 Mercury.
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    Drops are different. The OP's has a tab up high where the original chain guard would mount. They are the same in that they have the tabs on the bottom for a motorcycle type kick stand.. ie old bicycle kick stand. Any drop from that era would look almost the same, and many co's used drops sourced from only a few suplliers.

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    Thanks for the pic of your bikes. Your Mercury is exactly what I envisioned for this one. You were right, built in Cleveland. Where did you find info on dating your frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stets59
    Thanks for the pic of your bikes. Your Mercury is exactly what I envisioned for this one. You were right, built in Cleveland. Where did you find info on dating your frame?
    The sellers knew already when I bought them but you should go to www.thecabe.com. They can tell you everything about it.
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    Great old bike
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    Be careful, these builds can and will nickel and dime you to death.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandmangts
    Be careful, these builds can and will nickel and dime you to death.

    I am old, ugly, and ready to die. Bring it on.

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