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 Post subject: MKM Ultimate
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 3:48 pm 
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Hi,

Just thought I'd post a few pics of an MKM Ultimate a friend has just finished putting together. I'm afraid I don't know enough to fill out the Spec Sheet but hopefully the pics speak for themselves...


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 3:57 pm 
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Very Nice! I saw a car this morning in that "burnt orange" colour and thought "that would look great on a bike".

Mark.


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 4:09 pm 
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That is one HUGE chainring, or it's very very close up :)


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 4:14 pm 
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Very nice. Have you registered it here -

http://www.mkm-cycles.co.uk/

Do you know the frame number? This can date it and Robin keeps a list of all MKM's he can find.

The Ultimate on the front page is mine.

Does your friend 'ride it in anger' in TT's as it warrants?


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 4:27 pm 
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The pics do speak for themselves. That is a very handsome and distinctive little bike. Thanks for sharing.


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 4:43 pm 
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Very smart :)

Just a quick question.....were all the MKM Ultimate's brazed or did the very early ones have lugs ? I have it in my mind I saw one about 1977 / 78 and I am sure it had lugs.

Shaun


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Midlife wrote:
Very smart :)

Just a quick question.....were all the MKM Ultimate's brazed or did the very early ones have lugs ? I have it in my mind I saw one about 1977 / 78 and I am sure it had lugs.

Shaun


All brazed I am sure. With the design having the seat tube intercepting the down tube it's the only way. Steve Elsworth was the magic man with the lugless work.


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Hell thats a short wheel base. :D :shock:


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Hell thats a short wheel base. :D :shock:


Tell me about it! I bang my heel on the rear mech on mine! Leads to unexpected gear changes at awkward moments.


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 6:20 pm 
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Liking that.... would change the stem to a 1R though.....and perhaps the pedals straps


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