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Old 03-22-2023, 11:37 PM
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ATMO, I would say this bike, the build, and all that jazz is pretty much the quintessential bike. Nothing more needed. Nothing wasted. It's all in hand with this rig!
Sort of the maximum minimalism.
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Old 03-23-2023, 07:01 AM
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That is very close to the setup of my next contemplated bike, though I’d go with a 2x for the terrain near me. Nicely done.
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Old 03-23-2023, 08:43 AM
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Hi David,

Out of curiosity with regards to lugs versus fillet brazing is there any difference in strength, added stiffness or durability?

My reason for asking is you are tops on my list for a 50th birthday present and considering all options.
Good question -

There is zero difference in strength or stiffness when comparing fillets and lugs. It mostly boils down to the look....some love the more ornate look of lugs and some prefer the organic seamless appearance of fillets.

Fillets do have an advantage at times...they can be used to connect any size tube at any angle so they can free up the design a bit if you would be best served by angles not accommodated by lugs.

In the end both types of joints will ride the same and last a lifetime so you can't lose.

dave
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Old 03-23-2023, 03:32 PM
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wireless really looks great, not the components themselves necessarily, but the fact that there is less to detract from the sophisticated elegance and simplicity of your frame. dream bike (but 2x for me please )
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Old 03-23-2023, 11:30 PM
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That is very close to the setup of my next contemplated bike, though I’d go with a 2x for the terrain near me. Nicely done.
I like this terminology. I have contemplated a Kirk MRB so hard, it's almost real.
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Old 03-24-2023, 01:10 PM
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A painted bike for a change - after so much raw stainless it's fun to see some bright and crisp paint from Joe Bell.

This one uses a mid-reach rim brake and has room for at least a 32 mm tire and it's headed to the west coast. I think the fender mounts might come in handy given the weather there this spring.

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Old 03-25-2023, 08:28 AM
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A painted bike for a change - after so much raw stainless it's fun to see some bright and crisp paint from Joe Bell.

This one uses a mid-reach rim brake and has room for at least a 32 mm tire and it's headed to the west coast. I think the fender mounts might come in handy given the weather there this spring.

dave
Definitely a unique color combo, but I like it. Do you do many FD brazed-on mounts?
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Old 03-25-2023, 08:52 AM
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Definitely a unique color combo, but I like it. Do you do many FD brazed-on mounts?
Thanks.

I used to give nearly all bikes a FD braze-on but it's now less common. When almost every road bike used the same size rings one could be sure that there would be enough vertical adjustment...but now ring sizes vary by a huge amount so clamp-on is a more safe way to go.

But if the rider know for sure what ring sizes will be used a FD mount is a clean way to go.

dave
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Old 03-25-2023, 09:14 AM
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A painted bike for a change - after so much raw stainless it's fun to see some bright and crisp paint from Joe Bell.

This one uses a mid-reach rim brake and has room for at least a 32 mm tire and it's headed to the west coast. I think the fender mounts might come in handy given the weather there this spring.

dave
Looks great! Hopefully not insulting... the colors and fastback seat cluster reminds me of a Basso Lotto.
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Old 03-31-2023, 05:43 PM
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Much of this past week has been sorting the details for an upcoming special project for a bit later this year. I'm not quite ready to release the details...but soon I hope.

A few photos to tease the new project's direction.

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Old 03-31-2023, 06:00 PM
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wowza!
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Old 04-01-2023, 12:32 AM
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Much of this past week has been sorting the details for an upcoming special project for a bit later this year. I'm not quite ready to release the details...but soon I hope.

A few photos to tease the new project's direction.

dave

wow the gothic fillet...
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Old 04-01-2023, 04:19 PM
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I have never seen that before!
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Old 04-01-2023, 11:53 PM
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I was lucky enough to see that frame and matching stem at the NAHBS in SLC years ago! It was amazing, won best of show if I remember correctly. Also had the pleasure of chatting with Dave and learning more about him. I’ve always wanted a Kirk since then and am fortunate enough now to be in the queue. Excited to see what this might be!
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Old 04-02-2023, 06:38 PM
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If i am ever luck enough to be abe to get one of Dave's bikes, it will have the gothic lugs for sure
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