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 Post subject: kirk revolution
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:37 pm 
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hello can anyone tell me were i can get altus a20 group set for my kirk revolution


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 Post subject: Re: kirk revolution
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:38 pm 
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Why bother - that was one of the lowest groupsets bitd. Aim for STX/LX if you can.


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 Post subject: Re: kirk revolution
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:40 pm 
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I want to try and make it as original as possible


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 Post subject: Re: kirk revolution
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:04 pm 
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best bet is to find a donor bike on ebay if you want to stay true and the cheapest way too. there are a few parts on ebay but you could have got an LX or even XT equivalent for the same sort of money.

thing is ........ I bet Altus is rarer than XTR M900 now :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: kirk revolution
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:49 pm 
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yep, finding a "donor" bike on ebay or elsewhere would probably be the easiest option for you, but try posting in the "wanted" section on here too, you never know you might just get lucky.
Surprisingly you don't see much of the Altus A-20 gear about these days, I'm sure there must have been plenty of bikes equipped with it as OEM equipment??


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 Post subject: Re: kirk revolution
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:27 am 
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jimo746 wrote:
Surprisingly you don't see much of the Altus A-20 gear about these days, I'm sure there must have been plenty of bikes equipped with it as OEM equipment??


I suspect that the surviving examples of those bikes had their original components binned for better quality stuff long ago. I certainly didn't think twice about chucking my Accushift mechs & thumbies and Sakae cranks in the bin BiTD when I managed to acquire DX replacements. In fact, the DX stuff also ended up in the bin once I could afford XT and Middleburn. Oh, the misery of hindsight :cry: :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: kirk revolution
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:11 am 
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paul28176 wrote:
I want to try and make it as original as possible


I'm not discounting this as an approach, although it doesn't appeal to me personally I can understand why you might want to. However when the original set up is heavy, low-end tat that's not likely to have survived the years well, surely it's worth thinking about an upgrade? Especially when it's likely to be easier and cheaper as well! Unless it's one of many bikes and you don't really intend to ride it much I suppose.

Any weight you can save off a Kirk has to be a good thing!


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 Post subject: Re: kirk revolution
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:14 am 
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Thank you I was thinking the same thing.
What would you recommend upgrading to.


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 Post subject: Re: kirk revolution
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:18 am 
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Entirely personal, but maybe aim for something of the same vintage (I'm guessing '91ish?) like DX perhaps. I'm not a stickler for full groupsets so would probably be swayed by what came along at the right price! :wink: A donor bike may still be a good option if you can chance upon the right thing.


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 Post subject: Re: kirk revolution
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:20 am 
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Cheers mate


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