Re: [CR] Alpine and CID

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Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 20:21:24 +0100
From: "Derek Athey" <>
To: Wayne Bingham <>
Subject: Re: [CR] Alpine and CID

Hi Wayne

Many thanks for taking time out to give me the info. Most grateful.

I've tried looking in Archive, but must be doing something wrong as it came up with 0. But at least your short, succinct, detail virtually says it all. I suppose it comes as no surprise that both maker's transfers were based in Washington DC. I'm not familar with your State abbreviations so not sure where MD is, but assume it must be close to DC.

I've had a member asking to have them as he has the frames. So I guess they will end up where they should be, rather than in a draw in UK! Gllad I took the time to ask.

Many thanks, again Derek Athey Honiton, Devon UK

On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 7:50 PM, Wayne Bingham <>wrote:
> I don't have time to go into detail at the moment, and this info is in the
> archives as well, but wanted to respond to Derek's inquiry since he's a
> relatively new member. My memory is also a bit sketchy too, but.....CID is
> short for Custom Import & Design, a "rebadge" name applied to bikes, most
> MKM but maybe other British, by Georgetown Cycle Sport in Washington DC.
> This is probably in the early to mid 70's or so. The Alpine name was used
> pretty much in the same way initially, but eventually was used on custom
> frames built by Fred Kelly and Omar Khiel, I think, in Rockville MD. That's
> where the story gets a bit convoluted, depending on who is telling it.
> That's a capsulized version, of course, which is all I can manage at the
> moment.
> Wayne
> --
> Wayne Bingham
> Velo Classique
> PO Box 2069
> Purcellville, VA 20134 USA
> 540-338-8376
> On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 1:16 PM, Derek Athey <>
> wrote:
> > Hi all
> >
> > I recently cleared out my surplus, mainly British, frame builders
> transfers
> > on eBay. Amongst those I found were some US names I am not familiar with,
> > and wonder if anyone might be interested in them for a refurb.
> >
> > I have -
> > 1 x head/seat Alpine Cycles Washington DC
> > 1 x down tube Alpine name in block captial letters
> >
> > 1 x C.I.D. head/seat transfers in a diamond lozenge shape with C.I.D
> crosing
> > both vertically and horizontally
> > 1 x C.I.D. down tube transfer in outline capital letters with a
> horizontal
> > triangle both before, and after the letters.
> >
> > I cannot state the colours as these are all varnsih fix and I cannot see
> > through the backing paper. Having said that, I can see that the Alpine
> head
> > transfer if predominantly a white cross out of a red background.
> >
> > Are these of interest to anyone with these makes? It would be nice even
> if
> > not, that someone could tell me a little about the makers and likely age.
> I
> > have asked numerous people here in the UK and have got no response!
> >
> > Thanks
> > Derek Athey
> > Honiton, Devon UK