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Old 02-06-2013, 11:48 AM
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Kirk Frameworks.

Hey -

My name is David Kirk and my one man company is Kirk Frameworks Co. I build steel skinny tired bikes with either lugged or fillet brazed construction from my home shop in Bozeman Montana.

I just looked and was a bit shocked and surprised to see that I started posting here in 2003 and over 4400 post later I'm still posting. One thing I've tried hard to do was to never talk about or promote my own work here - it's never seemed to be the right thing to do. And even though things have changed in the way this place is run, and that it might be more acceptable than it once was to do so, I'm still not comfortable promoting my own work here. Don't get me wrong - I'm proud of what I do and will talk 'till blue in the face to those that are truly interested I don't want be looked at as the guy trying to sell you something. I'm just not that guy.

Instead I've always tried to be a 'normal' member here who happens to be in the framebuilding biz............and I'd like to keep it that way. I suppose the only thing that has changed is that the Paceline could use some financial support and I'd like to show my appreciation for the place by throwing a few bucks in the tip jar.

I hope the fact that a number of us bidness folks have put some small amount of money in the jar that this will allow the Paceline to thrive and be here for a very long time. In the ten years I've been posting here I've found it to be the most friendly, open, and welcoming bike forum on the interwebs (it's a series of tubes you know).

So - long live the Paceline and thanks to all those that make it happen and to those other members out there that keep it rolling as it has done for so very long now.

Dave

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Old 02-06-2013, 11:52 AM
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Anyone wanting an awesome steel bike should give Dave a call.

ps Am I moving up on the list?
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:00 PM
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Darn Dave, I sort of wish you would post more.

First off I love your work.
Second thing is you are so giving of your knowledge
and we all learn a LOT from your posts. At least some times.
BTW; I already knew that it gets cold where you live!

WAIT!!!! stop...... your wait is to long. Quit posting here and shorten the list!

Thanks for being a part of this world!
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:07 PM
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:23 PM
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In stereo equipment, they always talk about "reference" speakers ...

In frame building, I humbly submit that Mr. Kirk is that reference.

If ya attend NAHBS ..... Kirk frameworks is a absolute must stop.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:27 PM
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On my short list. No need to promote a product like this.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:36 PM
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David, you're one of us and always welcome here!
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:12 PM
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David Kirk is truly an ambassador of his trade.

through the years i have watched his work, and how he conducts his business, and more importantly, himself; and there is no better.

Thanks to Dave for helping keep this place as great as it is.

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Old 02-06-2013, 08:16 PM
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David Kirk is truly an ambassador of his trade.

through the years i have watched his work, and how he conducts his business, and more importantly, himself; and there is no better.

Thanks to Dave for helping keep this place as great as it is.

+a bunch!!!!
I have 2 of his wonderful bikes and a 3rd one on order.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:55 PM
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Thanks for all the kind words gentlemen.

Now everyone get back to work!



thanks again,


dave
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:50 PM
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David Kirk is truly an ambassador of his trade.

through the years i have watched his work, and how he conducts his business, and more importantly, himself; and there is no better.

Thanks to Dave for helping keep this place as great as it is.

All I can say is Amen!
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:12 PM
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If ya attend NAHBS ..... Kirk frameworks is a absolute must stop.
Hey Ray -

It would be very nice if people stopped by to see me at NAHBS but if they do they will be disappointed. I've decided to stay home this year and keep working on all the orders I have in an effort to keep the queue as short as I can instead of taking time away from the bench in an effort to make the queue longer. It felt like I should stay home and work hard for the folks that had already shown a commitment toward me and my work instead of trying to get more folks to commit.

I will miss the fun and excitement of the show however and of course miss seeing everyone there.

I have other ways to spend together in mind and will be sharing those shortly - so stay tuned.

Thanks again Ray.

Dave
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:23 AM
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Hey Ray -

It would be very nice if people stopped by to see me at NAHBS but if they do they will be disappointed. I've decided to stay home this year and keep working on all the orders I have in an effort to keep the queue as short as I can instead of taking time away from the bench in an effort to make the queue longer. It felt like I should stay home and work hard for the folks that had already shown a commitment toward me and my work instead of trying to get more folks to commit.

I will miss the fun and excitement of the show however and of course miss seeing everyone there.

I have other ways to spend together in mind and will be sharing those shortly - so stay tuned.

Thanks again Ray.

Dave


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Old 04-10-2013, 01:26 PM
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Once a decade.

This year, 2013, marks the tenth anniversary of the Kirk Frameworks Co. To celebrate this milestone I will be offering a limited edition of 10th Anniversary specials. The production of these special 10th Anniversary Specials will be limited to ten bikes in total and once these ten are sold no more orders will be taken for this model.

The 10th Anniversary Specials will be unique versions of the JK Special lugged road race bike and will be equipped with the curved Terraplane seat stays. These framesets will be made to measure and will be built with many features unique to the project. The exact specifications are still being finalized - below is a list of the frameset’s features –

• 10th Anniversary paint scheme by Joe Bell
• 10th Anniversary Kirk graphics
• 10th Anniversary special lug shaping
• 10th Anniversary head badge
• 10th Anniversary front and rear dropouts
• 10th Anniversary brake bridge
• 10th Anniversary brass cable adjusters
• Includes painted to match stem
• Each frameset will be signed and numbered

At this point the final price is not 100% firm but I expect it to be about $5000 for the frame and fork set. None of the features that make this 10th Anniversary bike unique will ever be repeated. Di2/EPS internal wire routing is a no cost option. Special pricing will be available on my favored build kits based on top of the line Campagnolo, Shimano and Sram components.

I’m expecting to deliver these late in 2013 or early 2014 so they will no doubt be ready for the 2014 riding season.

I will be taking ten deposits only and making a list of names of those interested should someone in the queue need to give up their spot. Please contact me with any questions you might have and I’ll do my best to right back to you.

Thanks so much for all the support over the past ten years and here’s to the next ten!

Dave
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:31 PM
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Man, if I weren't already committed to other projects

So nice.
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