1953 Mercury Gents Cyclemaster

1953 Mercury Cyclemaster Bicycle

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The previous owner made a lovely job of restoring this Mercury Cyclemaster.

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Of course, we all prefer our bikes in first class unrestored, original condition. Preferably with the manufacturer’s name shining through its transfer. And we don’t complain if there’s also a badge attached by the original dealer who sold the bike.

But sometimes the bike we like is in a derelict state and total restoration is the only option, as you can see in the ‘before’ picture below

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Mercury had a contract to build cycles for Cyclemaster Ltd.

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So a Cyclemaster engine in a Mercury frame is an interesting original pairing.

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Essentially it means that the bike was made to be stronger, to cope with the extra few mph.

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And front forks were uprated (below).

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Remember this was still a couple years before ‘mo-peds’ made cyclemotors like this obsolete.

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Its companion is a Raleigh Cyclemaster ‘Roundsman’ Delivery Bike.

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You can see the photo of the Mercury Roundsman below to compare with the ordinary Mercury
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Published on January 25, 2009 at 1:47 pm  Leave a Comment  

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