M. Kint

M. Kint

M. Kint is a Belgian marque who offer a fairly ubiquitous range of fiets, but few of their customers, even Cycle EXIF readers, will be aware that the founder of the company, Marcel Kint, was actually the longest reigning Road Cycling World Champion. Peter Gilissen, himself based in Belgium, lovingly restored this specimen that’s still more beautiful than any of the current lineup.

Marcel Kint started his own bicycle business in 1950 after writing himself into the record books as the longest reigning world champ. He won the series in 1938 and due to the second world war, was not contested until the event was again held in 1946 — a dastardly situation that, for Marcel, turned out to be most fortuitous.

Usually preferring the clean look of a more ‘naked‘ bike, Peter Gilissen went all out on the fully-dressed M. Kint. However, the frame, forks and the completely-rewired Bosch headlight are the only original parts. Peter maintained the clean lines of the bike by installing an Sturmey Archer S2C hub, offering two speeds without shifters and cables. Thanks to Peter for the scoop.

M. Kint
M. Kint
M. Kint
M. Kint

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  • Stephe

    I just like porteurs… sometimes they even seem the way bicycles “should” be… which of course is nonsense :-)

  • Emanuel Braganca

    This is my Marcel Kint (1950-195) and i hope you all like it! This one is an original restored one, from the hands by Marcel Kint! If you need more photos just ask me! I love this bike! And i found it near Lille (France) and take it to Portugal!!

    • Peter

      Really?