"de K" Steel Frames (sold by Stanmore Cycles in the 90s?)

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"de K" Steel Frames (sold by Stanmore Cycles in the 90s?)

Postby Velo13 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:48 am

Hi all,

I have wondered for a while about "De K" labelled steel frames?

Sold in the early/mid 90s (I am told, and mine has a sticker declaring so) by Stanmore Cycles in Sydney. There's also a sticker saying "handmade by Steve ??????" (I think - it's very heard to read the signature represented in the decal).

I have a friend who has a steel "de K" MTB of that era that he bought from Bob at Stanmore around then, or even a bit later.

I picked one up at NSB on the weekend. Needs love (paint and surface rust touch ups), but it's fillet brazed Reynolds 653, and straight (a rarity these days) so should ride nicely.

Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: "de K" Steel Frames (sold by Stanmore Cycles in the 90s?)

Postby P!N20 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:32 am

I got nothing. Pics?

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Re: "de K" Steel Frames (sold by Stanmore Cycles in the 90s?)

Postby Velo13 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:01 pm

Peter at Star Enamelers has been a great help. Built by Phil Spark (who was working with Wayne Kotzur at the time he thought?).

All were fillet brazed, and all painted by Peter. All higher end tubesets.

All sold by Bob at Stanmore. He estimates no more than about 6-10.

He claims they were pretty good quality builds, better than many, but not quite as good as some. Well worth saving.

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Re: "de K" Steel Frames (sold by Stanmore Cycles in the 90s?)

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:02 pm

I saw that frame there, didn't have a close look but even from a distance it was obviously serious quality (hence completely out of my price range :lol: ).
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