below is my 1972 Mercian purchased at Hampshire Bicycle Exchange
in Amherst, MA. Model is "King of Mercia" and the Reynolds 531 frame
measures somewhere around 64 cm. Most pieces seem original. Drive
train is Sun Tour with a Stronglight crank. Also present are Dia
Compe brakes, Weinmann rims on Phil Wood hubs, and an aging Brooks
Professional. Under my care the bike has received a Nitto R14 rack
and Berthoud fenders. In service of the latter, I tapped a threaded
hole in each of the rear fork's bridges.
solid tourer carries me on errands about town, country rides, and
the occasional commute.