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Old Yesterday, 05:37 PM
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And Tim, since (I presume) the fit on your 3 Kirks is similar, what do you think sets this one apart?
That's sort of a tough question for me to answer because I really like them all, and they are pretty much identical in dimensions and fit (except for minuscule differences due to some of the tubes having larger external diameters).

So, the third Kirk () was the first oversized tubing version of Dave's JK bikes. Compared to the other two, it feels absolutely rock solid over bumps/cracks/whatever. Not harsh, just no vibration or motion at all. It's super to ride and suits a heavy guy like me perhaps better than the other two. It's on a semi-permanent loan to my brother in Michigan right now.

The second Kirk is one of Dave's 10th Anniversary models and has his Terraplane seat stays--I think it feels a little more compliant and will react to whoop-de-do's as you hit the bottom of a descent by moving a bit to absorb the forces. Otherwise it feels completely similar.

The green bike(the one here) has an uncanny sense of balance to it when you get out of the saddle--the front end does not move around and you feel perfectly balanced between the wheels. All three bikes have this, but perhaps this one is a bit lighter and maybe a tiny bit more flexible and just seems to work with you.

Maybe that explains it a little.
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Just to round out my little gab fest about my Kirk bikes, here are the other two:

JKS (oversized tubes) in Tuscany:



10th Anniversary, lugged, Lotus orange with Terraplane stays:

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JKS (oversized tubes) in Tuscany:
Very nice. Please get these, esp the gold one, posted up in the Custom Bike section. More pics!
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Very nice. Please get these, esp the gold one, posted up in the Custom Bike section. More pics!

Ya, more on that gold one, please!!


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