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11-27-2011, 04:46 PM
I’ll probably regret this one, but I’m looking to reduce some overlap in my stable and want to make room for a new project, so I’m putting my 2004 Kirk “Montana Road Bike” (serial number 080418) up on the auction block.

The following items are included:

--1” threadless logoless King Headset (from back when they would do logoless)
--Custom fillet brazed Kirk stem, 120mm, 10 degree angle (does this count as a collector’s item since DK doesn’t build them anymore?)

(Complete build pics are only for reference)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7153/6414035169_51b35ddfd8_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/33769898@N04/6414035169/)
IMG_3485 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/33769898@N04/6414035169/) by paleo.velo (http://www.flickr.com/people/33769898@N04/), on Flickr

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6211/6414035825_bd031a72b4_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/33769898@N04/6414035825/)
One Previous Build (among many) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/33769898@N04/6414035825/) by paleo.velo (http://www.flickr.com/people/33769898@N04/), on Flickr

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4120/4892476064_b195812865_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/33769898@N04/4892476064/)
Rambling Kirk (http://www.flickr.com/photos/33769898@N04/4892476064/) by paleo.velo (http://www.flickr.com/people/33769898@N04/), on Flickr

The bike has a good number of nicks in the paint, and I’ve tried to capture that in the detailed photos on flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/33769898@N04/sets/72157628179853457/), but there are probably a few nicks and chips that I did not capture. A few spots of surface rust on the front of the stem and chain hanger in the rear.

Suffice it to say that the bike has been ridden, but never wrecked or abused. There are zero dents, dings, problems, quirks, etc. The frame is straight as an arrow, rides like a dream, and will not disappoint anyone unless you are looking for an as new JB paint job.

Price: SOLD

Key Figures:

ST: 61, c-c
TT: 58 c-c
Head Tube Length: 19.5
STA: 72
HTA: 73
Chainstays: 43.5
Rake: 4.4
Trail: 5.9
BB drop: 80
Setapost Size: 27.2
Rear Dropout Spacing: 135

Tire clearance: true 35s and fenders work OK. Jack browns and fenders are perfect. You can squeeze a true 38-39mm tired in there w/o fenders, though the clearance with the rear brake bridge can be problematic depending on the tire.

Water bottles: two, both on the downtube. This allows a pump to be mounted on the seattube, as show in the former build pic. There is no pump peg, but it works fine.

Tubing: Built with “oversize” tubing. i.e., a 1 1/8" seat and top tube and a 1 1/4" down tube. According to Dave, the top tube is 7-4-7 and the DT is 8-6-8.

Saddle height in the pics is 79cm for reference.

I will also be selling a great set of wheels for this bike is anyone is interested: XTR m900 hubs laced to 32h Mavic Open Sport rims, double butted spokes, brass nips. Built by Peter White.

11-27-2011, 05:02 PM
that is a sweet ride.

11-27-2011, 05:49 PM
just Dave's size.

11-27-2011, 05:51 PM
Really beautiful.

Ken Robb
11-27-2011, 06:15 PM
oh no! just my size and in my town too. In one photo there seem to be spacers on the fork but not in the other shot. Did you cut the steerer?

11-27-2011, 06:20 PM
oh no! just my size and in my town too. In one photo there seem to be spacers on the fork but not in the other shot. Did you cut the steerer?
the cable hanger takes the space of the seemingly missing spacer.

11-27-2011, 07:59 PM
guys I've seen this bike in person and up close... it is beautiful! And I can vouch for Dustin as being a stand-up guy... no worries in buying from him... I only wish I was taller... :D

11-27-2011, 08:50 PM
Thanks, Chris.

Looks like it's going to a good (new) home.

11-27-2011, 09:08 PM
Sold in almost exactly 4 hours!!!

Steve in SLO
11-27-2011, 09:09 PM
Nice frame someone scored. It makes me want to live closer to more dirt roads.

11-27-2011, 09:12 PM
Luverly bike. My favorite of the month.

Ken Robb
11-27-2011, 09:46 PM
my grilling 3.5 lbs. of prime top sirloin has saved me some $$$ again.