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MBK Super Record HPF

Robert Millar, the great Scottish cyclist and "King of the Mountains" at the 1984 Tour de France, once quipped that MBK stood for "Made by Klingons" because he thought their bicycles were awful to ride. This MBK is built in the traditional British time-trial style with a single, large chainring. There are plenty of French design quirks: a rear brake cable channel under the top-tube, dropped seat-stays, and a nested seat-post binder bolt. The frame is also constructed using "Inexternal Brazing", a process whereby the tubes are brazed both internally and externally for a cleaner, more rigid join.

Frame:
Columbus SL in-external brazed steel

Fork/Headset:
MBK steel / Tange Techno-Glide

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Stronglight Speedlight / Phil Wood

Pedals:
Crank Bros. Egg-beater 3

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Spécialités TA (55t) / SRAM PG-970 / Mavic chain

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Campy Record / Dia-Compe Silver downtube

Handlebars/Stem:
3ttt Morphe / 3ttt Synthesis

Saddle/Seatpost:
Bontrager Serano RL / CLB Aero

Brakes:
Shimano Dura-Ace 7700 / SRAM 500 levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
H+Son SL42 / White Industries H2 / Challenge Elite Nerone open tubulars

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
H+Son SL42 / White Industries H3 / Challenge Elite Nerone open tubulars

Added by diecycling. Last updated almost 5 years ago.

12 Comments

quixoticle

quixoticle says:

Urgh, so crazy nice. Saw one locked-up this Summer being used as a single-speed beater. Would kill to find one of these frames in my size.

Posted almost 5 years ago

Mykey

Mykey says:

Picked up a 60cm today : ). First ride tomorrow.

Posted almost 4 years ago

pearleen

pearleen says:

you sure this is SL ? looks MAXy to me !

Posted over 6 years ago

diecycling

diecycling says:

The frame sticker says it's SL, but the tubing is definitely ovalized in places. I'm not sure it's beefy enough to be MAX?

Posted over 6 years ago

pearleen

pearleen says:

compare with http://cinellionly.blogspot.ca/2010/11/...

Posted over 6 years ago

pearleen

pearleen says:

anyway tubing is too funky to be good ole' SL... i think that's what we can assume.

Posted over 6 years ago

stalag13

stalag13 says:

This rooster might be the coolest mark I've ever seen for a bicycle brand.

Posted over 6 years ago

Abraxas

Abraxas says:

luuuuv it!

Posted over 6 years ago

stalag13

stalag13 says:

more detail shots!

Posted over 6 years ago

Coomer

Coomer says:

Agreed! Looks great!

Posted over 6 years ago

diecycling

diecycling says:

Will do this weekend. :)

Posted over 6 years ago

Clownshoes

Clownshoes says:

This is delicious!

Posted over 6 years ago