Mercian Cycles

DeVlaeminck
DeVlaeminck Posts: 8,794

Apparently going into voluntary liquidation. My first road bike after getting into cycling ( ie not including bikes i had as a teenager) was a second hand Mercian

[Castle Donington Ladies FC - going up in '22]

Comments

  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,659

    Very sad news, ashley had better not get his mucky paws on the name 🤬

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  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,300

    Tough market, steel builders managed to stay in business with the made to measure option, but I think they put too much trust in the recreational market. If you look at Brompton, who also braze steel frames in the UK but cater for a different market, they are doing quite well in difficult times.

    Their bikes used to look very pricey, but as the recreational market got overinflated, they now seem reasonably priced.

    Unfortunately, I think other bespoke builder will follow suit.

    left the forum March 2023