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Old 03-24-2017, 04:49 AM
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Who could even compete with those fillets?
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Old 03-28-2017, 01:49 PM
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For sale - Award winning Gothic Fillet frameset.

SOLD - Thanks for all the interest.

For sale - NAHBS award winning Gothic Fillet Frameset.

This Gothic fillet frameset, like every Kirk I've ever made, was built for a specific owner. I was about 1/2 through this build when unfortunately the customer had to back away from the order for personal reasons. I was so far into the build that I decided to finish it and bring it to NAHBS to enter it into the "Best Fillet Construction" category. I'm pleased to say it won the award despite some very strong work from other builders.

This frameset is now available to purchase. The normal retail price on the frame and fork set is $4800 and the matching stem would retail for $500. I'm willing to let this award winning frameset and stem go for $4000 ($1300 savings) with a single color Joe Bell paint scheme. Of course the new owner can have a more elaborate paint job if they wish and this will incur an upcharge.


The basic spec's are -

Tubing - Reynolds 853 Pro w/ Kirk by Reynolds stays and blades
Seat tube - 54.0 c-c
Seat angle - 74°
Top tube - 55.0
Top tube slope - 0°
Stem - 110 mm x -17°

The frame is currently set up for wireless electric shifting but I can add cable guides as needed for no charge.


If this frameset is in your size range, and you are interested, please email me with your saddle height and I can plug that into the BikeCad image and we can figure bar drop and reach to make sure you will be happy with the fit.

This is the one and only Gothic Fillet frame in existence and a show award winner. First come first served.

Thanks for looking.

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Old 03-28-2017, 01:53 PM
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Good god! Beautiful! Someone's going to get one crazy unique frameset!
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Old 03-28-2017, 04:13 PM
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No doubt as workmanship was unbelievable on this frame. Busy day at work probably saved me a few thousand...Best of luck to the new owner and hopefully the build will get posted up here.

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Old 03-29-2017, 04:35 PM
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Hopefully the lucky new owner will share what he's done with it.

Congrats to whoever it is!
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Old 03-30-2017, 01:26 PM
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Dave, thank you for offering the gothic frame to a forum member. ongratulations again for the deserved recognition of your work

Curious about the geo: don't often see a 74.0 STA with a 55.0 TT.

Normally I like a 73.0 STA and a 56.0 TT so I think the gothic could have fit me using a post with extra setback to accommodate my 7.5cm setback and not be forward on the saddle rails.

Not asking you to write a fit diatribe - just wondering in general what fit nuances lead to this steep a STA
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Old 03-30-2017, 02:49 PM
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Not asking you to write a fit diatribe - just wondering in general what fit nuances lead to this steep a STA
I'm guessing short femurs?
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Old 03-30-2017, 02:50 PM
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Dave, thank you for offering the gothic frame to a forum member. ongratulations again for the deserved recognition of your work

Curious about the geo: don't often see a 74.0 STA with a 55.0 TT.

Normally I like a 73.0 STA and a 56.0 TT so I think the gothic could have fit me using a post with extra setback to accommodate my 7.5cm setback and not be forward on the saddle rails.

Not asking you to write a fit diatribe - just wondering in general what fit nuances lead to this steep a STA
Shortish femurs
Tight hamstrings/butt/lower back
Rider is a spinner

This might be the shortest post I've ever made!

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Old 03-30-2017, 02:55 PM
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Shortish femurs
Tight hamstrings/butt/lower back
Rider is a spinner

This might be the shortest post I've ever made!

dave
perfect and thanks. wanted to keep it short since anxious customers need you back in the shop not here typing...
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Old 04-03-2017, 10:02 AM
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I was happy to talk with Diane Jenks of the Outspoken Cyclist podcast this past week and the interview went live over the weekend. She's so easy to talk with and doing so is a real pleasure. You can find he interview here -

http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/show...2017-04-01.mp3

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Old 04-03-2017, 03:11 PM
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I was happy to talk with Diane Jenks of the Outspoken Cyclist podcast this past week and the interview went live over the weekend. She's so easy to talk with and doing so is a real pleasure. You can find he interview here -

http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/show...2017-04-01.mp3

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Very cool Dave! I just loaded it onto my iTunes and will listen later tonight.




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Old 04-05-2017, 11:16 AM
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The latest fresh from a chilly test ride and about to go into the box. Onesto stainless.

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Old 04-05-2017, 12:27 PM
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Hey Dave,
Does your NAHBS stainless bike have a different seat cluster than this Onesto?...mainly wrt the joining of the seatstays. It looks the same as the lug on my Inox/Onesto. Both look good... any reason for one or the other?
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Old 04-05-2017, 12:37 PM
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Hey Dave,
Does your NAHBS stainless bike have a different seat cluster than this Onesto?...mainly wrt the joining of the seatstays. It looks the same as the lug on my Inox/Onesto. Both look good... any reason for one or the other?
Good eye - it is different.

This bike, like yours, uses oversized tubes and they use a given lug. The bike brought to the show used XL sized tubes and the seat lug is a bit different so the attachment looks different.

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Old 04-25-2017, 11:04 AM
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I just wanted to let everyone know of some changes and updates to my website www.kirkframeworks.com. There is a new featured bike on the homepage (the NAHBS "best road bike" winning Onesto), a new gallery set up for the stainless Onesto, and well over 100 new photos added to the various photo galleries. More additions very soon.

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