Gentlemen, not in this thread. Thank you.
Your stays are bent!
Good looking, you are going to love it!
Dave builds very nice bikes.
Gravity hates us all, but it hates me more than thin people!
1886 Surrey machinists Invincible, 1900 Nashua, 1937 Raleigh Golden Arrow, 1938 Raleigh Silver Record, 1951 Armstrong tourmalet, 1970 Motobecane Grand Record, 1971 Raleigh Professional, 1971 Gitane TDF, 1972 Legnano Gran Primio, 1973, Peugeot PX-10, 1975 Roberts, 1984 Battaglin Giro, 1985 Grandis Speciale, 2012 FTW
le prix s'oublie,la qualité reste ,(michel audiard)
You will not believe how fast I used to be...
1979 Centurion Semi Pro
1982 Lotus Classique
1986 De Rosa Professional SLX
1987 D'Arienzo (Basso)
1995 Hot Tubes TT
1998 Kestrel KM 40 Airfoil
1998 Trek Y-Foil
2006 Cinelli XLR8R-2
2011 Eddy Merckx EMX3
2014 Wraith "Hustle" (best value in a steel frame today, IMO)
Pearl White and rich red candy would be excellent.....and should work with the parts as I recall them
'82 Nishiski commuter/utility
'83 Torpado Super Strada ... cafe commuter
'89 Miyata 1400
Soma rush Fixie
'78 Univega gran turismo (son's Fixie/SS)
06 Haro x3 (son's bmx)
Electra cruiser (wife's bike)
looking for: De Rosa 58cm ELOS frame and fork internal cable routing
Still waiting on my spot in Joe Bell's queue to open up. It's given me time to reflect and consider paint (and component) choices. Unless the price upgrade for pearl white / some rich jewel tone candy color is not as much as I suspect it will be, there's about an 80% chance that the frame will be painted a combination of Honda Atomic Blue Metallic & white w/ silver accent. I've seen a number of medium blue / white bikes lately and just can't see me getting tired of that combination, and the Atomic Blue is just dark enough to stand a bit apart from the typical medium blue / white combo.
I've got my pedals purchased, and wheels ordered (those should be arriving in the next new weeks). I'll likely go with Ritchey parts for bar/stem/post as they have treated me well in the past on my Fuji.
I am using a nearly identical color scheme for my Walter Croll project.
We looked at the House of Kolor samples a month ago, and just looked at some Imron samples a week ago before I dropped the frame off to have cantilever posts and eyelets brazed on.
Paint goes on right after this work is completed.
Your project is a dream build for me, so I really appreciate you taking the time to share.
Color changes quite a bit in the sun. I'd call it a medium silvery blue. Planning on using paint mask decals where possible, especially on the seat tube panel so that Kirk's logo is in the primary blue color within the white panel.
Can't wait for pics of both the Kirk and the Walter Croll. I was loving this Kirk before I found out it would have my favorite color combination!
Wheels arrive tomorrow by the end of the day (so says UPS). Need to buy some skewers for the wheels, and I'll probably get the tires mounted up too just because. Wonder if I could get the wheels with the 11sp cassette to play nice with the 10sp setup on the Serotta in one reasonable gear to give them a spin.