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Old 09-13-2021, 07:44 AM
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Hi David,

Are you making seperate forks alone available for purchase? Particularly the unicrown versions you have shown in the past?

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Old 09-13-2021, 12:03 PM
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Hi David,

Are you making seperate forks alone available for purchase? Particularly the unicrown versions you have shown in the past?

Thanks
I assume that it was you that also sent me an email? If so I responded this morning.

In any case - I do not offer unicrown forks (unicrown blades are a very bad design IMHO) but I happy offer traditional lugged crown forks.

If you need more info please let me know.

dave
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Old 09-16-2021, 12:59 PM
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So....I love the way the light fixtures show up in the reflections on the painted fillets. It acts like a funhouse mirror and sometime looks cool and is other times super distracting and I need to work around it.

The way it shows on these I like.

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Old 09-16-2021, 01:50 PM
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Is that a Joe Bell paint job?
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Old 09-16-2021, 03:07 PM
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Is that a Joe Bell paint job?
Yessir - the one and only.

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Old 09-17-2021, 01:33 AM
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Ah I like that blue - it's similar to mine!
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Old 09-17-2021, 10:40 AM
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Oh sweet jesus I think I besmirched myself...

A fillet-brazed Kirk with Terraplane seatstays, braze-ons for full fenders, and an understated-yet-killer paint scheme?!?!

Somebody's been reading my Wish List!
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Old 09-21-2021, 09:04 AM
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Yessir - the one and only.

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Thought so. Lots of light reflecting off of a very cool color.
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Old 09-23-2021, 04:12 PM
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Blogs?…remember them? I do mostly because I’ve felt guilty for way too long about not updating mine. But…low and behold…I have posted a new blog entry on my website! I can tell you're impressed.

This post deals with how a top of the line race bike I built in 1990 compares with my current offerings. It’s a Reynolds 753 vs 953 comparison if you will. I write some about how it came to be that I have what is effectively a new-old-stock custom Reynolds 753 bike I built for myself in 1990 and what it feels like to ride compared to my current bike which is a lugged Onesto built with Reynolds 953 XL tubing.

So if you have a little time to burn please head to my site and scroll to the bottom where you will find the “news” and click on "read more".

www.kirkframeworks.com

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Old 09-23-2021, 05:12 PM
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OMG, .35?

Great read, thanks.
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Old 09-23-2021, 06:53 PM
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yeah, like 0.014”. Yowza.
Great blog post. I wonder how much difference a 140 pounder would feel vs you?

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OMG, .35?

Great read, thanks.
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Old 09-24-2021, 07:08 AM
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Thanks Dave. I love this stuff and you explained it in a way I could understand.
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Old 09-25-2021, 02:02 PM
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Ah I like that blue - it's similar to mine!
I love the lettering, specifically in that color combo..
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Old 09-25-2021, 02:09 PM
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So if you have a little time to burn please head to my site and scroll to the bottom where you will find the “news” and click on "read more".

dave
That was a fun read - thank you for taking the time to share!
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Old 09-25-2021, 06:50 PM
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I enjoyed that. One thing that has surprised me as I get to know my new Kirk is that on a familiar ride, I am just plain riding faster. Much of what you had to say about the qualities of the frame ring true as well. The Kirk isn’t as light as the other bikes in the stable (though not by much) , but it just covers the ground with a certain zing.

Thanks again for the write up.
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