When Mercer meets Paul Smith

21 colours

103 stripes

3 days

Sounds like a preview for a movie… Perhaps it could start with an interview with Paul Smith, the inspiration behind these stripes, asking his opinion on the humble (but also not-so-humble anymore) bicycle and if these two-wheeled wotsits featured in his life at any point and, if so, would he say it was a memorable impact on his life in any way, shape or form?  And what does he think about his stripes cuddling a down tube?

Would be an interesting conversation for sure.  But aren’t all conversations involving bicycles interesting?  Of course there’s always the possibility we’re hopelessly bicycle-biased but if you’re reading this you’re probably bicycle-biased too so we’ll have to get a second opinion…


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