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Old 04-21-05, 03:27 PM   #1
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Info on Clark Kent bicycles?

Anybody know where I can find info on Clark Kent mtn bikes? I've googled, searched the forum, tried Sheldon Brown's site all to no avail. I would like to understand a bit about the company, how good the frames were/are. I'm particularly interested in the aluminum stuff since tha't what I have. I know the shop was in Denver and so there may be someone around who worked there or knows someone who did etc...

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Old 04-21-05, 05:04 PM   #2
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I know a little about Clark Kent via their road and triathlon frames. The frames were built by Pat Clark and Dean Kent starting in 1989. Clark was part owner of Denver Spoke. I believe they actually operated out of Denver Mountain Bike Specialists which was one of the Denver Spoke shops. Alexi Grewal competed on their road frames in the early 1990s.
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Old 01-16-10, 10:11 PM   #3
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Clark Kent didn't make any aluminum frames. They were either chrome-moly, titanium or some trick stuff Pat got that was suppose to be used in Europe but wasn't that good.. If you have a C-K 'aluminum' frame, I'd like to know the number stamped on the bottom of the bottom bracket shell..?
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Old 01-16-10, 10:32 PM   #4
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check this concurrent thread for more information...
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My friends dad has one in his garage rafters (titanium mtb). He said the first one snapped at the seatpost join, prehaps from the flex caused by using V-brakes, so he got another one built but this time with curvey seat stays. I should take a closer look at it next time.

Unfortunately his dad had a garage clean out a few years ago and threw his old bikes away, all thats left thats vintage are many pairs of mavic wheels in the rafters and a fair few spare parts boxes.
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I know of one in a junk shop here in Denver. The owner has this thing for building up vintage mountain bikes...not sure of the year, model, or price, but I can check on it and post it. I'm not sure if that violates the terms of agreement or not. Guess there is one way to find out...
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Here are a few pics of a couple of Clark Kent road bikes if anyone is interested. The Europa originally had a Dura ace 7400 grupo with a down tube shifter and a bar end shifter (and a 55t/42t crankset). I want to learn how bikes work so I built on the tri-ax-26 frame with lots of help. Both are steel.


If you (also) ride really slow, you might see the Europa at the copper triangle next month.
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Old 07-15-10, 11:04 AM   #8
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I heard they're super, man
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I just picked up a steel mtb, fully built up with bullseye hubs and deore xt for $100. After some cleaning and new tires I looking forward to trying it on some easier trails.
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Sorry for the delay. I stripped it of some of the parts for cleaning, a nice XTR groupset and a bullseye hub laced to an FIR rim for the rear wheel, not bad for $100!
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