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

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  1. #1 Posted Sep 9, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I will paint it as my friend Craig Morrow of bicycle heaven.


    Is gonna be a great muchine and i think the only one in Mexico IMG_20170908_200202.jpg IMG_20170908_200148.jpg FB_IMG_1498951009418.jpg FB_IMG_1498878250335.jpg FB_IMG_1498878158701.jpg
     
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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    I love these bikes, so unique.
     
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    What he said & great color combo.
     
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    Here is the man....hes the designer of the holy pacemaker...also he designed the Delta ray and some more goodies....great man Captura de pantalla_20170909-151231.png
     
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    Another great example of the other style Pacemaker!!!
     
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    Very nice bike, Manuelvilla! I look forward to seeing
    more photos of your project and your progress.
     
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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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    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 whats your serial number start with? MD is 1939 ME is 1940 MF is 1941....really like to date it. Please and thank you.
     
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    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
     
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    With all this Pacemaker talk, I think I'll dig mine out & ride it tomorrow.
     
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    Bad pic but you can see the crankset and the fenders...@fordmike65

    @fordmike65

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    The primed bike is yours??? Beautiful one..

    Im looking for fender ornament but i think is gonna be hard and almost impossible and for sure not cheap lol...
     
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    MG 7242


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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???
     
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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.
     
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    Thank you thank you...

    I will share with all you guys and love it
     
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