Mercury Pacemaker info needed!

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lobsterboyx

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Feb 5, 2008
584
Los Angeles
Hey guys! its been awhile, I've been out of the game for some time, but during this quarantine I decided to take on a few projects I've had sitting for years and years - one of these is my Mercury Pacemaker - I got it out and started cleaning it up a bit before I dive in to it and I've got a few questions!

firstly, here's the bike, as you can see, its got a plastic shroud, and a Jafco glass tank, its got a very early saddle the rear rack I bought off of another forum member back when I first got the bike years back...
everything else seems to be original

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I've seen a few bikes that have 1 piece front fender, and ive seen one or two that have this setup with a 2 piece.

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is this original or a fix somewhere along the line... is this a year thing?

also, does this fork look bent to you?

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looks like the chain guard clamp is not original.. what did the original look like?

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since this bike is supposed to have an integrated drop stand, did this hole have a purpose or should I weld it up?

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the bike has these big wide bars on them, but im wondering what the original bar and stem setup looked like..

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how about rear racks, ive seen some like this, then some with skirts and a light... year thing? model thing?

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ok ok ok, last question..

anyone making the fender ornaments or shrouds out of metal now? last time I checked, it was just these plastic ones. - also I have this spare chain guard, the front just has a little tab, so it didnt do too much to answer my mounting question!

anyone have original parts available?

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thanks in advance guys!
 

1969cat

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Nov 21, 2013
11
Fort Worth Tx
Hey guys! its been awhile, I've been out of the game for some time, but during this quarantine I decided to take on a few projects I've had sitting for years and years - one of these is my Mercury Pacemaker - I got it out and started cleaning it up a bit before I dive in to it and I've got a few questions!

firstly, here's the bike, as you can see, its got a plastic shroud, and a Jafco glass tank, its got a very early saddle the rear rack I bought off of another forum member back when I first got the bike years back...
everything else seems to be original

I1rfbtwl.jpg


p6UZG0vl.jpg


I've seen a few bikes that have 1 piece front fender, and ive seen one or two that have this setup with a 2 piece.

BjfUUMll.jpg


K7juJMul.jpg


is this original or a fix somewhere along the line... is this a year thing?

also, does this fork look bent to you?

bj5j6Ifl.jpg


looks like the chain guard clamp is not original.. what did the original look like?

DSdjUbFl.jpg


since this bike is supposed to have an integrated drop stand, did this hole have a purpose or should I weld it up?

WP9knFFl.jpg


the bike has these big wide bars on them, but im wondering what the original bar and stem setup looked like..

74EzwdMl.jpg


how about rear racks, ive seen some like this, then some with skirts and a light... year thing? model thing?

EqCafI1l.jpg


ok ok ok, last question..

anyone making the fender ornaments or shrouds out of metal now? last time I checked, it was just these plastic ones. - also I have this spare chain guard, the front just has a little tab, so it didnt do too much to answer my mounting question!

anyone have original parts available?

3dczrj1l.jpg


thanks in advance guys!
Nice project. There is a group for mercury pacemakers. It's got a lot of good information. Been working on mine for a few years.
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volksboy57

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Feb 10, 2012
753
Novato, Ca
Whoa! hey man! it is good to see you around. Glad you are still doing bike stuff. I have a ladies pacemaker, but it has a one piece front fender. I don't have it here, or else i could take photos for you. I am in L.A. now, so we can hang out if we survive this virus!
 

lobsterboyx

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Feb 5, 2008
584
Los Angeles
ah! hey man! yeah, once this insanity dies down, we'll get together
 

kreika

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Dec 7, 2016
3,010
51
Santa Cruz
Howdy and I do love me some Pacemaker. Lol. No such thing as a two piece fender. That’s a repair. There should not be hole in the frame for a kick stand. I believe 1941 is the first year for a lit rack. Typically only on more equipped models. Should have u shaped Torrington bars. The narrow ones. I opt for the wide boys so no knee knockers. Some red brass ornaments were made but hardly ever surface. Same with the shrouds I think some metal ones were done in the 90’s. Good luck finding one. The person who was selling plastic chrome ones and lenses a few years back on ebay copied my red brass fender ornament and lenses to make his product. If you look on the bottom bracket get the first two letters we can tell the year.
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I think the group he’s talking about is something I started on Facebook. If you have any other questions let em rip and I’ll try to help.

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kreika

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Dec 7, 2016
3,010
51
Santa Cruz
Plastic on left. Home made aluminum on lower right. Above it my red brass copy. Above that maybe a real Western Flyer and Hiawatha ornaments for bikes sold in those respective stores.
 
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