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MBK frames(7 posts)

MBK framesPaulCL
Mar 19, 2001 8:41 AM
I was in Paris last week and found a LBS with some awesome frames (Colnago, Pinnarello, etc). They had quite a few MBK frames (I think that's the name). Beautiful frames, but I've never heard of them. Anyone familiar??

By the way...if you are in Paris, go to Laurent cycle. They had over 200 jersies for sale from $15 to $40. Long and short sleeve. I bought one with the shops name and cycle team on it. Paul
MBK -- Parent CompanyPeetey
Mar 19, 2001 9:46 AM
MBK was the parent company of Motobecane in the 1980's. The motobecane name has been sold and is now used on mass-produced, far east bicycles. I think they supplie team bikes for one or two TDF teams last year.
re: MBK framesPeter Rhodes
Mar 19, 2001 10:03 AM
MBK frames are the used by Cofidis.
re: MBK framesScottV
Mar 19, 2001 3:07 PM
The MBK frames ridden by the Cofidis team are actually made by Cyfac.
Made by CyfacBigBri
Mar 19, 2001 3:50 PM
Check out their web site. They made the Cofidis bikes, badged as MBK and the Jean Delatour bikes. I've never seen one in person, but from the info on their web site, it looks like a very good product.
I've seen on up closeJack S
Mar 20, 2001 10:40 AM
and it was beat to hell... but then again, it was Frank Vandenbroucke's at the end of the 1999 season.
At the risk of flogging a dead horse....Dekester
Mar 20, 2001 8:54 AM
It looks like Cyfac makes the pro-level frames (all are custom) while MBK has a whole stable full of bikes ranging from BMX to city bikes to road bikes.