My last road bike was this. 

70's Mercian Strada Speciale conversion. Miss it badly now.
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My last road bike was this. 70's Mercian Strada Speciale conversion. Miss it badly now.

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 had to check it out kinny...looks pretty sweet... don't know much about the frames, but I've seen a few here and there. seems pretty unique which I dig....
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 Cheers. Yeah, I wish I kept it now. I bought the frame in bad condition as the previous owner rattle can sprayed it so got it resprayed professionally, then got decals. It was a nice bike and rode pretty smoothly. I might build another steel single speed road bike in the future, but an aluminium/modern road bike with gears will be my first priority this time.
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 @kinny-pb: yeah, that's tough man. I miss my old bikes. Frown

...you sure did an amazing job with this one tup
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 @adm750: Thanks buddy. I might make a similar build next time I get a steel single speed conversion and use the gum walled tyres, brown Turbo seat and bar tape. If I can get hold of a Peugeot in my size then I'll make it single speed and have an alu' road bike with gears. I plan on having those and an XC bike as my collection in the future.
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 what happened to this in the end? Was a lovely bike!
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 Same it was a top quality build.
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 Tell me about it! I really feel like stabbing myself I miss it that badly.

I sold it in the end, that was when I quit biking. Only got £130 for the full bike from a local guy, but he sells on bikes so I guess he wanted to make profit from it.

Gonna build another conversion next year I think, I just need to get my GT up and running first.
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 £130?? Should of bought an old campag groupo, installed it and sold it on for far more!

I miss my xc bike!
I was thinking of getting a 29er, go 1x10 and put on some neo retro silver Thomson parts with a flite saddle or something!

Are you going second hand for parts on the GT?
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 I was silly to be honest, and just needed money. I wish I kept it now Frown

29'er would be sweet too, I'm going 1x9 on my GT, and most of the parts will be second hand, I think the wheels will only be the new parts I have on it.

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