Delta-Sportive frame? Help?

Nob

rBotM Winner
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Harrison had a similar style frame

R-O-Harrison-Shortwin.jpg
 

Lintel26

Dirt Disciple
Hi there

Thanks for your thoughts. This frame is also internal routing which differs from all other ultimates - the forks are nice but again don’t look to be whats expected on a usual ultimate frame.
Hoping someone can shed some light on the delta sportive outfit.

Thanks

J
 

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daccordimark

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If it has a frame number on the bottom bracket that might help identify if it's a genuine MKM or not.

Old Ned: What made you think yours was an imposter like mine?
 

Old Ned

Old School Grand Master
I think the style of those forks may be a bit to recent for when the Ultimates were made. They look more like a 90's fork to me.

Mark, I don't really know why I think that but there were a couple of little things that didn't seem just 'right'. The gear hanger wasn't quite right, it allowed the mech to hang to far forward which is probably why I kept hitting it with my heel - and my feet aren't overbig! And the frame number too wasn't what I would have expected but I can't remember now what it was. Robin Hatherell who ran the MKM website at the time thought it was OK though. He used it as his front page bike.

That's interesting Nob- but a lot older than the first Ultimate - probably by about 30 years? That's on Hilary Stone's site I take it. Does he speculate on the year?
 

Lintel26

Dirt Disciple
Hi guys,

Here is a picture of the BB shell with number 20684. Do your ultimates have a similar brazed tube arrangement for cabling?

Thanks

J
 

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