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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 9:35 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Hi,
After 6 weeks I've finally finished my Kirk project and I'm really pleased with the results. After the first ride I noticed that the decals I printed up aren't going to last, so I need to toughen them up. I probably didn't let them dry long enough before taking it out for a spin, but they're the right style for the frame.

The bikes a lot lighter and still responsive, despite the frame weight and characteristic Kirk wobble. It will now be used as my show bike and the rebuild on my website will help show other Kirk owners, with damaged bikes, how to repair the common problems.

The total project cost is just under £550 as nearly every component has been changed, but it's brought back fond memories of my old one. Simon.

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I've always wanted a set of these Amp forks:

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This is what it looked like in April:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 10:40 pm 
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what about applying helicopter tape over the decals to protect them? gotta say you did a great job on making your own decals!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:55 pm 
The Guv'nor
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Looks great, like the new style decals.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:39 pm 
Mr Darcy
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not too keen on kirks generally, but you have done a good job on that. And I actually quite of like it!! :shock:
Straight forks really suit it too.

Not sure about the cranks mind.... :?


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