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David Kirk
06-01-2012, 03:40 PM
I'd say JB went above and beyond on this one. Holy crap are the pin stripes tight.

Dave

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buldogge
06-01-2012, 04:30 PM
Looks like my Carlton built '68 Super Course...only nice and well built! :p

Beautiful as always Dave!!

BTW...OT...Those MAX chainstays were 4mm oversized and Ceeway/Columbus are actually gonna replace them.

-Mark in St. Louis

54ny77
06-01-2012, 05:34 PM
them's robot hands.

stunning. absolutely stunning.

David Kirk
06-05-2012, 09:33 AM
them's robot hands.

stunning. absolutely stunning.

Robot hands seems about right. I've asked JB how he does that and he told me that he waits until the shop is quiet and everyone has left for the day and then he has a beer, takes a deep breath and lays them down.

I still don't get it.

dave

gone
06-05-2012, 02:00 PM
Just beautiful. Love the color scheme.

soulspinner
06-05-2012, 02:49 PM
Yummy lug lining on yet another sweet Kirk.:banana:

Earl Gray
06-05-2012, 09:27 PM
I take it this is called "sidetacks"?

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/598384_395697113815595_2120410645_n.jpg

David Kirk
06-05-2012, 11:39 PM
I take it this is called "sidetacks"?

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/598384_395697113815595_2120410645_n.jpg

Yep - that type of seat stay attachment is known as a 'sidetack'. The variation shown here is also known as a 'full wrap sidetack' because the caps wrap over the top of the seat lug. This wrap gives a huge surface area between the seat lugs and stays to make for a very strong joint and I like the look.

There are two ways a side tack is done at this point - the traditional way was to hand fabricate the caps, braze them to the top of the stays, shape them in your signature way and then braze the entire deal to the side of the seat lug. This results in a very strong and very light (because it's hollow) set up with a very traditional look.

The most common way to do them at now is for the builder to buy one of the solid castings that is made to look like someone hand fabricated them, braze the plug into the top of the stay and then braze the plug to the seat lug. It works fine of course but ends up being a good bit heavier and lacks a unique and hand crafted look.

I offer only the first and traditional type. I find them fun to do and I like giving them a shape that is unique to me.

I like sidetacks.

dave

monkeybanana86
06-06-2012, 12:41 AM
The most common way to do them at now is for the builder to buy one of the solid castings that is made to look like someone hand fabricated them, braze the plug into the top of the stay and then braze the plug to the seat lug. It works fine of course but ends up being a good bit heavier and lacks a unique and hand crafted look.

I definitely have noticed see the plug type show through the paint. In the future I'm going to look for the ones that are done by hand!

the detail and the paint look so good!

Steevo
06-06-2012, 03:04 PM
Fantastic paint job!!

Dave's side tacks are one-of-a-kind!! I love them.

MarkoPolo
06-15-2012, 12:42 AM
I've already shared this with Dave, but as beautiful as Dave and Joe have made the frame look, it rides even better! :):):)

Here's what she looks like all built up...

http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww105/MarkoPolo33/KirkBuild1.jpg

http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww105/MarkoPolo33/KirkBuild2.jpg

http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww105/MarkoPolo33/KirkBuild4.jpg

Campy Record Triple (10sp) group, Deda Zero 100 cockpit and seatpost, Fizik Kurve Bull saddle, Hed Ardennes SL wheels.

MarkoPolo (happy new Kirk rider)

soulspinner
06-15-2012, 08:51 AM
Awesome!:banana:

Fixed
06-15-2012, 01:53 PM
my favorite looking kirk so far
cheers

jmoore
06-19-2012, 10:41 AM
For me, this is as close to perfection in lugged steel as you can get. Even the dark green paint and panel are my preferred livery.


The only thing that would make this better would be to desticker the wheels, put on gum-walled tires and have brown leather bar tape and matching saddle.

Keith A
06-19-2012, 03:33 PM
Dave -- Both you and JB do fantastic work and I appreciate you sharing this with us. Those pin stripes are amazing and I can't believe how clean and sharp they are...makes me think of this song...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnVOt2LK2Gg

cuda2k
06-20-2012, 11:36 AM
Blasted, this is NOT helping my thought of having Dave build me an all-rounder w/ the side tack stays in a green hue (my second choice after the blue I ended up having done for my JKS-C). Beautiful build, no doubt you'll love every moment on it.

jr59
06-21-2012, 09:26 PM
Blasted, this is NOT helping my thought of having Dave build me an all-rounder w/ the side tack stays in a green hue (my second choice after the blue I ended up having done for my JKS-C). Beautiful build, no doubt you'll love every moment on it.


N+1

I'm sure Dave will take good care of you.

Give up now; Resistance is futile! :help:

srenda
06-22-2012, 07:18 AM
beautiful ride....

MarkoPolo
06-22-2012, 10:58 AM
The only thing that would make this better would be to desticker the wheels, put on gum-walled tires and have brown leather bar tape and matching saddle.

Actually I went through several months of agonizing over the saddle/tape decision. I was "this close" to a Honey Team Pro Brooks with matching leather tape, but at the last moment went in this direction. I'd prefer a white saddle, but Fizik Kurve is black only and my backside would rather feel good than look good.

I'm also not fond of the red accents in the HED wheels, but in the past when I've removed stickers from black rims they look unfinished.

jamaris
06-29-2012, 07:19 PM
I'd say JB went above and beyond on this one. Holy crap are the pin stripes tight.

Dave


http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/282864_395697257148914_1186840678_n.jpg

have you always put your signature, or is that new?

jamaris
06-29-2012, 07:19 PM
have you always put your signature, or is that new?

I should add, it looks good.

David Kirk
06-29-2012, 07:56 PM
I should add, it looks good.

Thanks - it's been an option for a little while but will be standard soon.


dave

jamaris
06-30-2012, 05:37 AM
Thanks - it's been an option for a little while but will be standard soon.


dave

Nice, it looks clean and spot on, for your bikes, but I guess you already knew that :)

David Kirk
06-30-2012, 07:27 AM
Nice, it looks clean and spot on, for your bikes, but I guess you already knew that :)

Thanks - I hoped it looked right and it looked right to me..........but it's good to hear it also looks right to you.

dave