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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:53 pm 
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Yeah, very cheesy, but it got you to have a look! :D

I finally found a hanger (NOS at that) for my Kirk Revolution frame so I thought i'd better get around to building the old girl up! Thanks to whoever posted the Fleabay ad for the hangers in the 'eBay watch' section.

I know there are quite a few Retrobikers that don't rate the Revolution at all and you will undoubtedly consider my build to be massive over-kill but I have really loved the look of the frame ever since I first laid eyes on one at the Karapoti Classic (Wellington, New Zealand) in '91. IMO, it's damn near the best looking bike ever made!

Anyways... here she is...

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Frame: Kirk Revolution, 17" NOS!
Fork: Manitou 1 (1st generation Answer fork)
Headset: Ritchey Scuzzy Logic Pro
Groupset: M900 XTR (except front derailleur whick is a NOS, 'band-type' M650 unit)
Rims: Sun CR18
Stem: Dean alloy
Bars: Tange Prestige, un-badged
Barends: Control Tech Control Stix Lite
Tyres: NOS panaracer Smoke & Dart magic (2.1's)
Pedals: M737's


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:52 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Gold Trader
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loving that build fella, im just gathering parts now to get mine running! :D


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:06 pm 
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I have always liked the look of them 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:25 pm 
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nice build, how flexy is it? i have another onei have posted pic's here yet, and thet is very flexy, but the one below in my signature is quite solid?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:30 pm 
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I like it :wink: Used to love the look of them when they first burst onto the scene.

Cant help but think thought that the decals cheapen the overall look? :?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:36 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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I can hear the paint bubbling as we speak....

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:48 pm 
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really nice build, im loving it a lot :!:
the manitous look good on it and i like the black frame. 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:58 pm 
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Love the look of that build, however I think that black tires & RockShox RS1's would finish it off perfectly. Not that there's anything wrong with it at the moment, just a couple of small things I would change in an ideal world.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:05 pm 
PoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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i love it :D how heavy is it ? looks well built


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:55 pm 
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crap...I though this thread was gonna be about Canadian steel cranks. :cry:





:wink: Fancy Bike! :wink:


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