Ready to start my mercury pacemaker project...its gonna be funny


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fordmike65

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kreika

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So it's true?? Some Pacemakers used pinched fenders? Would this be later, say '41?
https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/n...ercury-pacemaker-run-39-41.63271/#post-381405

@manuelvilla
Are those fenders & crankset original to that bike?
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I believe they may have made them all during the production 1939-1941. I can only say for sure 1940. As I have two them this style with ME1234 serials. I've yet to figure out why there's these differences. The pinched fenders type had a different frame,chain ring,rack,and fenders. I once thought maybe they were the off brand i.e. Western Flyer or Gambles but no. Or possibly a lower end model but I've seen lit models,so no there also. It's a mystery that may be lost too time.
 
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kreika

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
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So it's true?? Some Pacemakers used pinched fenders? Would this be later, say '41?
https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/n...ercury-pacemaker-run-39-41.63271/#post-381405

@manuelvilla
Are those fenders & crankset original to that bike?
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In your lower pic, the primed bike, the frame isn't like Manuelvilla's. Check the seat post bolt mount. The primed has the extra metal band. Manuelvilla nothing. Check his seat post bolt. In the frame. The primed, in that band. There could be exceptions to the rule but I believe the primed bike should have the more round fender tip fenders and only two concentric cut outs in the chain ring.
 
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manuelvilla

Finally riding a big boys bike
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@manuelvilla whats your serial number start with? MD is 1939 ME is 1940 MF is 1941....really like to date it. Please and thank you.
I will check it tomorrow @kreika @kreika ...thank you for all the info...i will be on touch..

I have a questions...

Why the front fender has same desing as for example elgin twin bar..also the rear has same desing...actually all frame looks like a elgin design....who copied the style...elgin or viktor???

Thank you all guys for your attention.

@fordmike65 too...all guys hello from mexico
 

manuelvilla

Finally riding a big boys bike
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MG 1942. Awesome man never seen one before. Truly the last of the last!!!!
Ooo. So this one was one of the latest pacemaker built??? I have seen the fisrt ones in internet and the earlies didnt came with light tank...but later they put lights on the tank..

Other question @kreika ...why this bike has many similar parts as some elgins in especific the twin bar...

Fork and fender same
Fenders same
Rear fork same
Hardware same

I dont know to much english to write more similar parts but is very very similar frame....do you know why???
 
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kreika

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Dec 7, 2016
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Ooo. So this one was one of the latest pacemaker built??? I have seen the fisrt ones in internet and the earlies didnt came with light tank...but later they put lights on the tank..

Other question @kreika ...why this bike has many similar parts as some elgins in especific the twin bar...

Fork and fender same
Fenders same
Rear fork same
Hardware same

I dont know to much english to write more similar parts but is very very similar frame....do you know why???
Every year had lights in the tank from 1939 to 1942. It all depended on how much the buyer spent. The lights in the tank were the top of line. "Elgin" was just a brand name sold by Sears Department Store. Elgins were made by several companies, Murray being one of them. Murray of Ohio's own brand was Mercury. Why they have the Elgin twin bar style fenders I don't know. I don't think anybody knows, but they are correct. As I said above your bike has a different frame, fenders, rack, and chain ring than the other production Mercury's. Rest assured it is a 100% correct Mercury Pacemaker. Enjoy a rare beauty.
 

manuelvilla

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 3, 2016
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Tlaquepaque, Mexico
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Every year had lights in the tank from 1939 to 1942. It all depended on how much the buyer spent. The lights in the tank were the top of line. "Elgin" was just a brand name sold by Sears Department Store. Elgins were made by several companies, Murray being one of them. Murray of Ohio's own brand was Mercury. Why they have the Elgin twin bar style fenders I don't know. I don't think anybody knows, but they are correct. As I said above your bike has a different frame, fenders, rack, and chain ring than the other production Mercury's. Rest assured it is a 100% correct Mercury Pacemaker. Enjoy a rare beauty.
Thank you thank you...

I will share with all you guys and love it
 
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