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Old 08-15-2016, 10:57 PM
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Very nice. What stem is that? Sort of looks like a Paul
I believe it's an alliance 1" threadless. Previous seller can verify I remember it being an "A" company.
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Old 08-16-2016, 01:22 AM
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I really like the looks of that bike!
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Old 08-16-2016, 06:15 AM
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What is the seat height?
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:34 AM
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I was the second owner of the Kirk and bought it from Romdobe on the forum. I had Eric (Alliance) make the stem. I believe it is 120mm and -10 deg. 1" steerer but made to take 31.8mm bars. Hilltopperny bought the frame from me. Very nice bike but I just didn't have room for it.

My health is fine (knock on wood) but Romdobe sold it as he developed Parkinsons disease and couldn't ride any more. I hope he is doing ok.
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Old 08-16-2016, 08:24 AM
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That is a nice, smart machine.
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Old 08-16-2016, 09:24 AM
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Fellowpicker---thanks for the info,
And the stem! Looks like I'm the 4th owner and 3 members before me have enjoyed this.

Soul spinner--74.5cm center of bb to top of flite is the saddle height.
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Old 08-16-2016, 12:42 PM
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Lol. Definitely not riding this for work. You'll see the landshark at work 100%

just to add--the thought of locking this thing up in the TL is giving me chills.
Saw you this morning. Yep, on the Shark -- one of the best Shark paint jobs, and that's saying a lot.
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:33 PM
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congrats on finally and I mean FINALLY pulling the trigger on a/the kirk . you got a beauty (I especially prefer the old decals).
also, hope you fnd the mavic ssc terrific. love the modulation.
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Old 08-16-2016, 09:54 PM
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congrats on finally and I mean FINALLY pulling the trigger on a/the kirk . you got a beauty (I especially prefer the old decals).
also, hope you fnd the mavic ssc terrific. love the modulation.
Ya. All the ones that have come up have always been a little more than I could afford OR not a perfect fit, or some combination of the two. Ie-too expensive and a little off--in my price range but 1cm too big etc.

I'm pretty sure this one is spot on for me. my fillet brazed eisentraut is the exact same specs st and TT oddly enough and I love the ride.
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:58 AM
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That is a classy Kirk.

Locking up in the 'loin? Never! (at least not while one's working...)
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Old 08-17-2016, 10:06 AM
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Beautiful Kirk. I don't usually like the terraplane Kirk's but this one is really balanced. Lot's of smiles for miles on that one.
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Old 08-17-2016, 10:11 AM
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turned out great, i too love that stem, damn custom stems...
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Old 08-21-2016, 06:22 PM
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Well. Just took the Kirk out for a short 40-miler.

Fits pretty well and holy crap it descends well. I think it's not as good a climber as the Ti bike but makes up for it in the descent category.

Very happy so far. Might try some bigger tires soon but for now I'm happy with the veloflex 25s.

I see why these bikes get so much praise now.

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Old 08-21-2016, 09:57 PM
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I built the stem and the dimensions above are correct. It's tig welded steel with a removable faceplate for carbon bars. It was nice to contribute to Dave's work!

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Erik Rolf
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Old 08-22-2016, 07:23 AM
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Well. Just took the Kirk out for a short 40-miler.

Fits pretty well and holy crap it descends well. I think it's not as good a climber as the Ti bike but makes up for it in the descent category.

Very happy so far. Might try some bigger tires soon but for now I'm happy with the veloflex 25s.

I see why these bikes get so much praise now.
It's one of the best descending bikes I've ever ridden. I was running the new corsa g+ 28s on it right before I sold it to you and they made an already smooth ride even smoother. Happy to hear you are enjoying it!
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