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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 11:27 pm 
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yes...the stem doesn't look right.


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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 6:13 am 
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Did the short wheelbases on these models actually improve performance in some way?

Lovely bike btw.


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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 10:44 am 
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Fashion :D

Can't imagine it improved performance too much, would reduce parasitic drag and weight a tiny bit.........

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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 11:06 am 
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Old Ned wrote:
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?


whats the deal on the crank? :shock:


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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 12:38 pm 
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"L" shaped cranks were supposed to alter the point of application of force to maximise it at the straight ahead position. The idea being you couldn't apply maximum force when on the return stroke.

Never quite understood the principal myself as the pedals still travel in a circle with the radius at the centre of the BB/ cranks......

Now eliptical chainrings..........they were different and had some sort of *real* physics applied to them LOL

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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 2:11 pm 
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Some bike have toe clip overlap, it looks like this one has crank overlap lol.


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 1:09 pm 
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Wow, that's a mad looking bit of kit! I want to try it out!


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 6:37 pm 
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Lovely frame....MKM made some nice stuff and this is no exception and lugless to boot!.....i'd run it fixed.....lovely colour too.....thanks for sharing.


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 8:22 am 
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sawston_vulcan wrote:
Lovely frame....MKM made some nice stuff and this is no exception and lugless to boot!.....i'd run it fixed.....lovely colour too.....thanks for sharing.


Sharp turns could be a problem on fixed with that much front end overlap!

Mark.


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 Post subject: Re: MKM Ultimate
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Amazing!!!!


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