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Old 03-26-2020, 11:45 AM
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Kirk JK Special Terraplane

Creating this as a placeholder for my much anticipated (by me) JKS Terraplane. I'll get some pics up of the frame when I have an opportunity. The frame is complete and is now on its way to JB to get in line for paint. I'm super excited about the prospect of receiving, building, and riding this bike and full of angst about how to paint it.

If anybody has some cool ideas they want to share I'm all ears/eyes. I've got a couple ideas that I like but am not sold on that I'll post. Most are red, orange, silver or a yellowish gold color. The groupo is gonna be black and I have multiple wheel options that will likely be used that are black AL, carbon (bora dark label), and/or silver.

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Old 03-26-2020, 12:49 PM
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First, the bike's gonna be awesome no matter the paint. So don't stress.

Do you want to go single-color, panels, variations based around the tubes and lugs, fade... Any ideas along those lines?

Start there, then pick whether you want to go with the neutral and classy silver versus the warm color palette of red/orange/yellow.

Personally, black components against a silver frame feels off to me for a skinny-tubed steel bike. I've seen it done well in fat aluminum tubes, but more rarely in steel. Not to say that it can't be done, though.
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Old 03-26-2020, 12:52 PM
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I always thought it would be cool to paint a bike tortoise shell...
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Old 03-26-2020, 01:10 PM
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Dude, that's awesome! Super exciting. I love that it's on the way to paint and you still don't know what color you want - really highlights the difficulty in that choice. I feel for you. Find a base color you want and go from there. Good luck and know that it's going to be awesome!
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Old 03-26-2020, 01:19 PM
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Dream bike! The one steel bike I would like as much as or more than my Vagen. Never got my act together to save up a sh*tload of money to simply buy one
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Old 03-26-2020, 01:21 PM
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White or a creamy pearl would be my first choice but how the heck do you keep it clean!!??


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Hol' up.....is that a gothic webbed fillet on the front of that seat lug?!?!

I think simple paint on a Kirk looks best in pure fillets, but really like the lug lining combined with head-tube panel and some little window accents.. But the sky is really the limit - or, your pocketbook anyway - so just have fun and go nuts if you want to..
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Don't worry. Ride it hard. It cleans easy.
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White or a creamy pearl would be my first choice but how the heck do you keep it clean!!??


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Hol' up.....is that a gothic webbed fillet on the front of that seat lug?!?!

I think simple paint on a Kirk looks best in pure fillets, but really like the lug lining combined with head-tube panel and some little window accents.. But the sky is really the limit - or, your pocketbook anyway - so just have fun and go nuts if you want to..

So the dilemma is real! Simple one color or all the cool options and dollars!!

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Dude, that's awesome! Super exciting. I love that it's on the way to paint and you still don't know what color you want - really highlights the difficulty in that choice. I feel for you. Find a base color you want and go from there. Good luck and know that it's going to be awesome!

Thanks and fortunately, JB is in-demand so I gather I have a few weeks to figure this out.


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White or a creamy pearl would be my first choice but how the heck do you keep it clean!!??
As the owner of a white bike I have a very easy answer for you: you don't.
Ride on, wash it when it starts to bother you.

Separately, I had a chat with JB the other day and was glad to hear that he has a full pipeline, good that you are feeding that. I'm sure it will be gorgeous.
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This is simple-2 words: red, panels.
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This is simple-2 words: red, panels.

Not a huge fan of panels on Dave’s bikes. I like the head tube and seat tube look but I don’t think it’s really panels. Scheme below in different colors is on my list:




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