Mercian Super Vigorelli track - 1976
Posted: Wednesday 19th August 2020
23” Mercian Super Vigorelli track frame - no. 31576 (1976); Reynolds 531DB tubing, Prugnat lugs, Milremo twin-plate for crown; 22½” top tube, 39” wheelbase, 16” seat stays, 1¼” for rake, 5/8” wrapover seat stays, 10 7/8” bottom bracket, 74/74 angles, Campag rear ends
|Wheels||Mavic MA2 HP (clincher) rims on Airlite small-flange 32h front/40h large-flange rear hubs with Vittoria Zaffiro Race 700 x 23 tyres.|
|Chainset||Stronglight 49 alloy 5-pin with TA 49T chainring 49 x 1/8"|
|Brakes||Single front Weinmann 500 'drillium' stirrup with Campagnolo drilled lever|
|Stem/Bars||Cinelli Criterium bars on Cinelli 1A alloy stem|
|Saddle||Brooks B17 Swallow on Campag twin-bolt alloy seat post|
|Extra details||Original finish is as purchased from Mercian in 1976. I first saw this machine a few years ago and fell in love with it. I lost track of the owner but recently made contact and he was willing to sell knowing it would be kept and looked after. For some reason he had hand-painted over the front forks with red paint and I spent hours carefully working it back to the original colour.
Allen key fitting for seat post clamp on seat lug is Imperial 7/32" as is found on some early machines before metric became the norm.