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Old 11-12-2019, 10:02 AM
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Kirk JK Special -

Early this year I'd started a build and had the lugs prepped and the tubes cut when the client came to me and sadly needed to step back from his order for personal reasons. I set the tubes aside with the idea of using them on a different build at some point but that never happened. Just recently I decided to move forward with the build as originally designed and offer it for sale.....and that's where we are at now.

The frameset is a lugged JK Special and as with all JK Specials it's built with a mix of Reynolds 953, 853 and special seat stays, chain stays and fork blades made just for the JKS by Reynolds. The frameset is designed around a mid-reach caliper brake so it has room for most 32 mm tires.

The design is straight-up stage race geometry but with the added benefit of the extra tire room. It would be a great Tuesday Night Worlds bike or one to spend all day on exploring back roads. The stem shown in the BikeCad image is a 110mm x -6° with 20 mm of spacers under it. Some slight pre-paint modifications are possible - if you have something in mind please ask and we'll see if it's possible.

The frameset will be painted to the new owner's desires and as soon as a commitment is made it will be sent off to Joe Bell for paint. The frameset as pictured (JK Special, optional Terraplane stays, Jen Green head badge and covered with single color paint) would normally retail for $4625 but this frameset will be available for a substantial discount - if interested get in touch and we'll work it out.

This frameset is being offered online here at the Paceline first to give the good folks here a chance at it before moving on to social media. The quickest way to get in touch is by email - info@kirkframeworks.com . I do check PM's here periodically but I get emails in just minutes. If you have questions please let me know and I'll do my best to get you answers.

Thanks so much for looking.

Dave

P.S. - as of Nov 12th 2019 this frameset has been sold. Thank you all for the interest.












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Old 11-12-2019, 10:05 AM
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It's almost a shame to paint something that pretty.
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Old 11-12-2019, 10:41 AM
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Wow

Glad it’s not anywhere near my size
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Old 11-12-2019, 12:17 PM
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Glad it’s not anywhere near my size
ME TOO! I would love to see it with a Richie Sachs style paint job with contrasting head tube and lugs.
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Old 11-12-2019, 01:15 PM
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Free bump because my Kirk is basically this Kirk in a different size (same style of build and purpose), albeit with fillets vs. lugs, and is the single best bike I've ever owned or ridden....

If this fits you, buy it.

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Old 11-12-2019, 01:21 PM
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Free bump because my Kirk is basically this Kirk in a different size (same style of build and purpose), albeit with fillets vs. lugs, and is the single best bike I've ever owned or ridden....

If this fits you, buy it.

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It's also my Kirk, but in more or less the same size, same lugs, same opinion... so of course, it will be in the back of my mind all afternoon.
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Old 11-12-2019, 01:24 PM
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If this fit me I would already have pulled the trigger.

Somebody please grab this so I can quit trying to grow a couple inches!!


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Old 11-12-2019, 01:28 PM
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Free bump because my Kirk is basically this Kirk in a different size (same style of build and purpose), albeit with fillets vs. lugs, and is the single best bike I've ever owned or ridden....

If this fits you, buy it.

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Its to big for me but ........Man that is VERY impressive when you think about the 100+ bikes you have owned.

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Old 11-12-2019, 01:28 PM
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I'm trying to figure out what I can sell to afford this. Beautiful!
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Old 11-12-2019, 01:36 PM
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So glad this is a smidge too small for me. But wow....
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Old 11-12-2019, 03:21 PM
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2-3 cm larger and Dave would have had my money within minutes of posting.
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Old 11-12-2019, 03:34 PM
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I completely agree!

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It's almost a shame to paint something that pretty.

To me painting this frame would be like putting clothes on Michelangelo's David.
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Old 11-12-2019, 03:37 PM
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Someone please order one with the gothic fillets, terraplane stays, and built for dirt road clearances, in about a size 60 and then get cold feet or have a "not too drastic family issue" come up.
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Old 11-12-2019, 04:38 PM
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To me painting this frame would be like putting clothes on Michelangelo's David.
Except that Joe Bell and Co will do it up right and enhance the inherent beauty...

That said, my next Kirk will be a lugged Onesto so I can enjoy both versions in all their splendor.

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Old 11-12-2019, 04:44 PM
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Its to big for me but ........Man that is VERY impressive when you think about the 100+ bikes you have owned.

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Yeah, and I'm not engaging in hyperbole - it's simply a perfect bike for enjoying riding on the road and being able to take to the dirt if needed...and built with parts that make it really sing...

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