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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 9:50 pm 
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i know it's a long shot, but if you know anyone with a kirk road bike frame for sale please let me know.

coming to the end of my kirk mtb project and i would love the road bike.

you know how it goes, kirk addict and all that.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 10:47 pm 
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Be good to see pics of your kirk mtb. One tonne of sea water went into making each, wasn't it ?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 5:30 pm 
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once the kirk mtb is complete, i will post a pic on the site.

i have mailed some pic's of the frame and forks to scant so, if you are interested, he should be able to forward them.

i think it was 1 tonne of seawater, from memory.

quite a few urban myths surrounding the kirk frames, like major flexing and frame cracking etc.

they don't suffer from either, but the major issue was failure of the bonding where alloy shims were inserted into the head-tube, seat-tube and bottom bracket.

i have an original catalogue from 1990, which i could scan and post on the site.

regards,


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 7:26 pm 
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Gawd I remember those. Werent they really heavy though? Great looking industrial bikes but as you said they did have a bad rep for various reasons...


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 7:32 pm 
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like this one.... nice :D


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:02 pm 
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if anyone can advise on posting pic's, i will sort out an image of my kirk mtb frame.[/img]


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:42 pm 
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Pic posted in reader's bikes.. http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... ?p=671#671


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