[CR]58 cm MKM Frame on Ebay

From: "Thomas R. Adams, Jr." <kctommy@msn.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Sun, 23 May 2004 00:32:18 +0000
Subject: [CR]58 cm MKM Frame on Ebay


eBay item 3678374813

We now see our 4th MKM frame in the US, and this one seems to be in decent shape with original finish, but I'm not sure about the seller's estimate of 10 total miles, given the degredation of the Reynolds full set sticker and his admission of some rust spots.

I posted this to ask about the "M-M" head badge. My bike has it, but Dale's has a "proper" MKM decal on the headtube, and Derek Wiburn's had the "M&M" head badge and an MM seat tube sticker too. I don't recall what Tom Hayes' 23 inch frame had for graphics. See the CR MKM page for pics. http://www.classicrendezvous.com/British/MKM/MKM_main.htm

Did Mason and Metcalfe work on their own for a while before hooking up with Kitching, and these headbadges were old stock to be used up? That might indicate that Derek and my bikes are early production.

Was there an importer for MKM in the US? Or are these 4 frames migratory birds, who flew over on their own?

BTW, if anyone is looking for a nice English bike from a small boutique builder, my MKM is an outstanding rider. I beleive Derek likes his, too. I rode mine Friday at Cirque, the sky blue bike with shellaced bars.

Tom Adams, Shrewsbury NJ