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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:20 pm 
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I've recently updated my Kirk website with loads of pics from the factory (in the History section), including some from a staff noticeboard showing a huge pile of scrap MTB frames. Also, in the Brochures section there are some promotional flyers used to sell the bikes in the States.

Anyway, I'm now on the lookout for a scrap Kirk MTB frame, as I want to cut it down the middle and see how it was put together. Can anyone help? Simon.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:49 pm 
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woah the dude's got a light sabre

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:56 pm 
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sorry


that scrap pile was sadly impressive

how much do you want access to that,always thought bike frames made
interesting sculptures knew a guy who had lots of bmx frames (mongoose
haro,gt,hoffman etc) on the walls of his flat ,were cool
think the kirk lends itself to this well would love one myself but would be
afraid to use it
do you think the design was flawed or the manufacture and would it
work today with better technology behind it ?

mike


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 2:35 am 
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cutting a Kirk in half wont tell you much.

they were injection moulded, well pressure diecast anyway.

from a whole 7cubic metres of sea water. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 6:17 pm 
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Hi,
The MTB should have had standard chainstays, although it looks better with the E-stays. Plus, there was a rush to get the MTB to market, which didn't help solve some of the early problems the frame had.

Anyway, the frame has two insert panels, one on the back of the seat tube and one under the down tube. Apparently the frame wobble is caused by the failure of the down tube one and I want to see how it was put together. It may be die-cast, but it isn't solid (even though it weighs more than average)!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:09 pm 
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You can have mine, but it will cost ya...as it's immaculate !!


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