Mercian 1960s bike stolen

tommy1273 Posts: 3
edited October 2013 in Road stolen
Hi there! I'd be grateful if anyone could message me if they catch sight of my blue Mercian tourer that was stolen from Newcastle University this weekend. It's an old 1960s steel frame with some modern upgrades... pretty distinctive. I attach some details below, and some photos. It means a lot to me, so it would be great if anyone can help. Cash reward for help with recovery! Thank you!

My Fuji single-speed (black, 61 cm) and my girlfriend's tourer (unbranded blue) were also stolen. The Fuji might be attached to the Mercian (minus the rack it was locked to) by a very sturdy ABUS lock!

Mercian King of Mercia, 1960s, steel (unknown frame number)
Bright blue, original paint, original white decals and distinctive Mercian decals (see photos)
Shimano 105 shifters/brakes
Shimano Ultegra front derailleur
Shimano Tiagra triple/cranks
Shimano XTR rear derailleur
Brooks leather saddle (original)
White-wrapped handle bars
White cables
Velo orange Grand Cru seat post
Custom rear "gear hanger" for derailleur and black cable stop on down-tube.
Scars on front forks and rear derailleur that I will recognise!


  • Hi everyone,

    Thanks so much for the views. This bike has been found! :)