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Old 03-16-2022, 12:17 PM
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Kirk JKS Classic: NAHBS 2011

After having sold my last JKS, I immediately missed it. I will get around to a new bike, built for me, at some point. Those Onestos are too fine to pass up. However, that day is not today. I'm in flux with my fit as I go from a slow Cat 3 35 yo to a Cat 6 50 yo. Once I lock in on fit, I'll be in line for a new new bike from Dave. I thought the previous bike rode as well as a bike could. I'm going to see how this one feels.

Being a NAHBS 2011 bike, it sure is a looker. The lugs are typical for D Kirk, very very tasty.

I found this frame on consignment in a local shop. It had been there for at least a year. Obviously, the vast majority of people looking for a bike in shop are NOT looking for steel, mech shifting, rim brake. But I was. Special thanks to the man with eyes that see all, Mr. Clean39T, for the find!

I would describe the color as Molteni orange with a kiss of Ferrari red, set off with a classy metallic flake. Striking! Paint is immaculate. Almost zero marks on the frame. Almost like the prev dude didn't ride it. I think the frame has spent the majority of its 11 years hanging on some wall. I plan to put an abrupt end to that!

Build is going to be:
- SR12
- HED Belg wheels laced to Campag Record hubs

I'm really looking forward to throwing a leg over this one!

Geo is sorta similar to my previous one. The TT on this one is 5mm shorter at 570. The HT is 10mm shorter at 180. Chain stays are 4mm longer. Should be great..or at least I'm hoping it is.

But the color...did I mention that?













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Old 03-16-2022, 12:25 PM
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Old 03-16-2022, 12:37 PM
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Love it! Once you ride a Kirk you can’t go back!


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Old 03-16-2022, 12:39 PM
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wow!

sitting unloved in a consignment shop! barn find!

awesome story.
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Old 03-16-2022, 01:15 PM
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wow!

sitting unloved in a consignment shop! barn find!

awesome story.
Nuts!

Jeff, another one for me to agonize over! What a find.
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Old 03-16-2022, 01:37 PM
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Nuts!

Jeff, another one for me to agonize over! What a find.
Hehe. I'll let you know when/if I'm ready to let it fly.

I like to learn lessons the hard, costly way.
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Old 03-16-2022, 01:43 PM
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I like to learn lessons the hard, costly way.
Those lessons just don’t have the same sticking power any other way!

Beautiful bike, great find, enjoy! Can’t wait to see this built up.
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Old 03-16-2022, 01:45 PM
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Those lessons just don’t have the same sticking power any other way!

Beautiful bike, great find, enjoy! Can’t wait to see this built up.
Though I did snag this one for $200 LESS than I sold my previous Kirk frame...so at least I'm up a few bucks there.
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Old 03-16-2022, 01:56 PM
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Drooling. And the geo -- dang, that would fit me for sure with a touch more seatpost and maybe a bit more stem....

Great choice on the build. Eager for the ride report!
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Old 03-16-2022, 02:22 PM
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That bike could have almost been built for me.

Raise the saddle, drop the stem, longer stem and it would be perfect.

Love the colour too.
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Old 03-16-2022, 02:25 PM
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Though I did snag this one for $200 LESS than I sold my previous Kirk frame...so at least I'm up a few bucks there.
And “the lesson” fades already...

Safe to assume that that $200 bucks will go back into this Kirk two fold? We’re all pretty much cut from the same cloth around here, so I know that’s proably how it would play out for me.
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Old 03-16-2022, 02:26 PM
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That bike could have almost been built for me.

Raise the saddle, drop the stem, longer stem and it would be perfect.

Love the colour too.
Same!
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Old 03-16-2022, 02:50 PM
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Was that the one that was at Sellwood Cycles for a long time?

Looks fantastic. Gotta say, it might deserve the "black" textured brake surface instead of the sliver machined sidewall. (That might eat up your $200 savings right there...)
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Old 03-16-2022, 04:59 PM
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Yeah, that's the one Sellwood had on consignment. I seriously considered it, too. Got the geo sheet from Dave, etc. But the Mrs really didn't like the color, surprisingly, and since she might have to stare at it for many miles occasionally, I decided to pass.

What's the headtube length, Lavi? That's one thing missing from the geo sheet.

I think it's really a nice looking bike. ATMO. Others apparently disagree.
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Old 03-16-2022, 05:58 PM
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Was that the one that was at Sellwood Cycles for a long time?

Looks fantastic. Gotta say, it might deserve the "black" textured brake surface instead of the sliver machined sidewall. (That might eat up your $200 savings right there...)
I agree that non-silver/carbon rims would be great. However, it'll be build with the same wheels from my other Kirk. So between the silver spokes, and stainless cages, I think it'll look pretty nice. I'm going to try to keep this bike "sane". Ha! Whatever that means.

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Yeah, that's the one Sellwood had on consignment. I seriously considered it, too.
What's the headtube length, Lavi? That's one thing missing from the geo sheet.

I think it's really a nice looking bike. ATMO. Others apparently disagree.
Yup. Sellwood Cycles. Good peeps there. They use to be the shop that sponsored my (now defunct) road race team.

HT is 180.
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