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Old 10-11-2012, 10:41 AM
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I just got this frameset back from JB and wanted to share it here. I just love how tight JB can make pin stripes. There are a few shots taken outside in the late afternoon light and a few taken in the KFPS (Kirk Frameworks Photo Studio) in my basement.

I look forward to hanging a new record kit on this and getting it under its new owner.

Thanks as always for looking,

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Old 10-11-2012, 11:12 AM
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The whole thing is beyond stunning, but what really gets me is that one dot in the bottom bracket, filled with that copper color and then pin striped.

Just gorgeous.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:10 AM
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Jeez thats NICE!
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:52 PM
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the white lug edging paint is so precise.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:36 PM
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Wow!!!

That frame is getting my eyes fluttering, The one you built for me about 5 years ago still puts a smile on my face when I ride it, (and it is just a green with panel BUT it is in the top three of my favorite rides.


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Old 12-04-2012, 09:51 AM
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That frame is getting my eyes fluttering, The one you built for me about 5 years ago still puts a smile on my face when I ride it, (and it is just a green with panel BUT it is in the top three of my favorite rides.


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Hey Pete -

So good to hear from you - thanks for chiming in. It seems like a very long time since I built that green bike for you. It's hard for me to grasp just how long i've been doing this and how many bikes have gone out the door at this point. In some ways it seems like just yesterday that I started the business but it's been almost 10 years now.

Thanks again Pete for the kind words, the support and of course the business.

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Old 12-04-2012, 01:04 PM
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Those photos just bumped Dave to the top of my "who to build my custom" list. A real work of art, by two talented guys. Cheers!
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:15 PM
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It is a pleasure riding it even after this long

You dialed it in to fit and ride desired. Hope one day to see you. PETE



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Hey Pete -

So good to hear from you - thanks for chiming in. It seems like a very long time since I built that green bike for you. It's hard for me to grasp just how long i've been doing this and how many bikes have gone out the door at this point. In some ways it seems like just yesterday that I started the business but it's been almost 10 years now.

Thanks again Pete for the kind words, the support and of course the business.

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Old 12-05-2012, 03:39 PM
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Droooool......
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:18 PM
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Unless I'm missing something, I don't see you on the list of exhibitors for NAHBS this year. Yes? No? Was looking forward to meeting you in person, especially since my name should be coming up on your wait list about then.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:40 PM
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Bones

If Bones is unhappy for any reason, call me. Size doesn't matter.

Beautiful work by both parties.

PS. How does he get the strip sooo perfect in the dot?
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:43 PM
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Kirk Frameworks is in the top tier

of professionally built "lust bikes' that over the past years has put a smile on my face everytime I see it or ride it. Yep SEROTTA and Bedford do the same.

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Old 12-09-2012, 04:46 PM
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Kirk Frameworks is in the top tier

of professionally built "lust bikes' that over the past years has always put a smile on my face everytime I see it or ride it. Yep SEROTTA and Bedford do the same.

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Old 12-12-2012, 10:08 AM
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Audiophiles have reference speakers.

We have Dave Kirk ....
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:33 PM
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Unless I'm missing something, I don't see you on the list of exhibitors for NAHBS this year. Yes? No? Was looking forward to meeting you in person, especially since my name should be coming up on your wait list about then.

Hey there -

I just noticed this yesterday (a bit slow on the uptake I know) and wanted to get back to you. I've made the tough choice of not attending the show this year and rather than sending you to my blog where this is posted I'll cut and paste it here for you now.

Thanks for asking.

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Kirk Frameworks Blog - 12/14/12

The first NAHBS I attended was in 2007 in San Jose, California and Iíve been a big fan of the event ever since. Over the years Iíve done the show as it traveled around the country and very much enjoyed seeing different cities and meeting folks from all over the country and the world. Iíve met some amazing people, sold a few bikes, won a few awards and gotten a wonderful, warm feeling from those who appreciate my work. Iíve shared good food and drink and hung out with old friends and made many new ones and despite the fact that doing the show is a huge amount of work Iíve always loved being there and being part of the action.

All that said, for the past few years Iíve had this nagging feeling concerning all the time spent preparing for, attending, and recovering from the show. It takes a solid month or more to do the show and all of this time is time spent away from my workbench and not working on bikes that are already on order. Iíve begun to feel that I am in a way shirking my responsibility to those customers who have already committed to a bike while being away trying to get more customers to make a similar commitment. This feels funny to me and over time has made me uncomfortable. Iíve come to feel that I should first and foremost honor the commitment existing customers have shown to me and do everything I can to get their bikes to them without delay. For this reason Iíve made the very tough decision to skip this yearís NAHBS and instead stay home and at the bench in an effort to get bikes built and out to their owners as soon as possible.

This decision did not come easily to me and I know I will very much miss the fun and energy of the event and most of all will miss meeting so many of you that stop by the booth. I encourage everyone to make the trip to Denver to see some of the finest bikes being made today and to enjoy the show. Iím sure it will, as always, be worth the trip. If I can get ahead a bit in the queue maybe Iíll make it to NAHBS 2014 Ė wherever it is.

If you were planning on talking to me at the show about a new or existing order I strongly encourage you to call or email so we can talk about your need. I always enjoy talking so donít hesitate to call even if itís just to say hello.

Thanks for reading.

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