Buying & Selling
There are buyers and sellers for both MKM frames and complete cycles.
For MKM frames built in the 1970s at Harrogate there is still a good market from cyclists wishing to own a craftsman built steel frame to ride in Audax events or for long distance touring.
Frames are often seen on eBay for around £100-£150 depending on the quality and anything up to £300 for a full bike. Of course, eBay is eBay and you will see some at considerably higher prices although I do not expect they sell at that price.
There is also an increasing interest amongst the Classic Lightweight fraternity in owning 1970s lightweights but these buyers expect both a frame in original, excellent condition and equipment of the highest order.
There are various ways of selling and buying MKM frames and bikes.
To realise the highest price you should sell on Ebay however it may be easier to sell and despatch a frame than a complete bike.
Although you can sell a complete bike the only realistic way is on the basis that the buyer collects from your house – this will only get good responses if you live in or near a large city or motorway - it is too expensive and too prone to damage to ship complete bikes
If you wish to ensure that the frame or bike stays in the UK and continues to be used Cycling Weekly has a classified section called Collectors Items and for £15 your advertisement will appear for two weeks. You can quote a price but negotiate with prospective buyers who you meet face to face.
Finally if there are cycle jumbles near you (see www.bikejumbles.co.uk ), you can usually arrange to take and display complete bikes there as well as just frames.