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Old 09-05-2017, 02:57 PM
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Early Kirk...

I think this was one of the first ten made, maybe # eight? Dave would need to confirm. As I recall, I received it in Summer of 2003. Made it into Dave's 2004 calendar.

Needs a little clean-up, but has been an awesome ride! My lifetime bike.

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Old 09-05-2017, 06:07 PM
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Very Nice!
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Old 09-05-2017, 07:55 PM
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I remember when you got that bike. Very nice example of a classic early Kirk.
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Old 09-05-2017, 08:15 PM
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That's really nice, and sounds like you're continuing to enjoy it, which is great.

what was the ordering process like back then in the early days of Kirk Frameworks?
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:03 PM
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Ya, Dave T! Actually, you were the one who gave me a heads up about it being in the calendar.

The ordering process was really simple. I showed up at Dave's garage in Bozeman. We talked a bit. Told him what I liked and didn't like about my Serotta Atlanta and what I wanted in terms of ride and handling. I don't remember whether he took any actual measurements...Dave worked off my 56x56 Atlanta as a starting point.

He lowered the BB by 1 cm vs the Atlanta (lower CG), shortened the TT by 1 cm so I could increase stem length by 1cm, and built up a steel fork with a rake that would give me the ride I wanted, e.g., rock stable when descending, with handling that was quick enough to be fun. He asked me what lugs I wanted, what rear dropouts I wanted, and eventually I spec'd the paint after we started. That's about it!

Dave nailed it in terms of ride and handling. Amazing, really. I'll never sell this unless I can't ride anymore.

I'll add a couple more pics when I can.
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:23 PM
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thanks for the reply and very cool. fantastic when it all comes together. great functional build you have there too.
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:53 PM
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Still sweet after all these years!





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