Another one of my restored Bikes
Ok now for something different The KIRK Precision 1988-1992, or maybe it should have been called “Enterprise”. As it was one mans (Frank Kirk) attempt “to boldly go where no man had gone before”. Granted not everyone’s cup of tea but nonetheless a frame that in my opinion is more than worthy of preserving.
Much much rarer than your Colnago Master’s or C40’s & in a perverse sort of way, more desirable? BUT & isn’t there always a BUT nowhere near as valuable money wise. But preserving/restoring old bikes isn’t necessarily about what it might be worth but more about preserving a timeline of innovation, failures as much as successful ones.
It was Kirks idea of a one-size frame that fits all. Made of Magnesium & weighing in at a massive 2.5 KG
The add that used to run with this frame was it being run over by a car & being totally OK (not bent of damaged).
The professional team “TVM” briefly started using the frame in about 1990 & I did see Phil Anderson start the Brighton stage of the 1990 Kellogg’s Tour of Britain on one.
This one I’ve built up using Dura Ace 7402 Parts, STI levers, 8 Speed cassette Hub, etc, Cinelli Bars & Stem, Mavic Open 4cd rims, the saddle was on the bike when I purchased & being as the colours matched the frame I decided to leave it on.