Somehow, and I'm not quite sure how, but this thing has found it's way into my man cave...
Yep, it's a kiddies die-cast playbike
aka a Kirk Revolution 400LX, of 1992 vintage I believe. Frame no: 1145/ serial: 57627. Die-cast magnesium alloy frame, "Precision Cast In England"
, "Assembled By Dawes"
Why do I like it? because of how it looks, because it's an e-stay design, because it has "retro" 80's computer style decals, because it has a story and a history behind it (granted, it's not a glittering history
, but it's interesting nonetheless).
So, will I be building it up with NOS XTR M900 and other "boutique" components? Certainly not!! It will be an eclectic mix of parts to get it up and running so that I can at least ride it once before it breaks and everyone says "told you so!"
If anyones still reading and not thought "oh another idiot has gone and bought himself a Kirk
" then there's a few more pics below...ps: brownie points to anyone who knows the background to the threads title...