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thirdgenbird 12-09-11 07:03 PM

you got the builder right, the wheels right, the pedals right, and the component groupset right but i am afraid that the top tube will be shorter than i like. i wont complain though, i look forward to riding it come spring.

*wakes up from dream*

very pretty. in case i missed it, what are you doing for a seatpost, stem, and bars?

Puget Pounder 12-09-11 07:04 PM

That seat stay/seat tube junction is radiculussssss.

cuda2k 12-09-11 08:34 PM

Stem bars post will likely be ritchey and/or 3T.

Hours, not a clue, but start to finish for Dave is about one week, one frame at a time, so there is a rough number for you.

oldmuthariley 12-10-11 07:24 AM

WOW! I'm envious - i've often day dreamed about getting a Kirk built. However money doesn't allow this at the moment so i'll be watching your build and applauding from my chair here in the UK.
Are you going for a threadless fork?
Re: paint - Dark blue for the frame / forks with contrasting light blue lugs would look sweet!
J

bibliobob 12-10-11 08:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cudak888 (Post 13580931)
Jon, if you do go for the light metallic blue, it'd be a crime not to have a pair of "Barracuda Mk. II" decals put under the clear. After all, from custom build (Mk.I) to custom bike - the name would be most fitting, don't you think?

Enjoy!

-Kurt

+1. A nice bit of fun incorporated into the build.

Thanks for sharing the process. Keep us posted!

bbattle 12-10-11 09:55 AM

Nice, new bike.

I wonder what Puget Pounder thinks.

cuda2k 12-10-11 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bbattle (Post 13585212)
Nice, new bike.

I wonder what Puget Pounder thinks.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Puget Pounder (Post 13583681)
That seat stay/seat tube junction is radiculussssss.

:innocent:

Off to do something other than just think about bikes, I'm actually going to get to ride one for more than 10mi for the first time in a few weeks. Darned weather and such has been getting in my way lately but the temps are starting to warm up and the sun is out. Time to ride.

Puget Pounder 12-10-11 03:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bbattle (Post 13585212)
Nice, new bike.

I wonder what Puget Pounder thinks.

Again?

I think the the seat tube/seat stay looks radiculusssss (as in ridiculously good, if you didn't catch it from my non-frumpy non-modern language).

mkeller234 12-10-11 10:00 PM

I love the curved stays! I'm sure it will ride as good as it looks.

cuda2k 12-13-11 03:22 PM

I'll let the photo do the talking...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6...2/DSC_5305.jpg

lotek 12-13-11 03:50 PM

he look, Jon got a rocking-bike!

damn that's nice looking.

marty

tugrul 12-13-11 04:09 PM

I was going to ask why you went with the 5 o'clock brake routing on the top tube, but that seems to be the way most bikes in the Kirk gallery are setup.

How do you wrap your hand around the top tube when carrying the bike, or when position the cable when you put the bike in the cradles on a car carrier?

cuda2k 12-13-11 06:44 PM

Truck bed + rack for front fork = no worries about car carrier. My Fuji has a similar brake cable routing, a couple rubber spacers and it's all good.

gomango 12-13-11 07:46 PM

I don't want to start any debates about "best builders" here, but golly, Dave Kirk has to be right there with the finest.

Your project here has made me rethink a purchase from a noted Euro builder this winter.

I think I'll just keep saving my pocket change till I can order one of these.

Gorgeous sir.

4Rings6Stars 12-13-11 08:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tugrul (Post 13597607)
I was going to ask why you went with the 5 o'clock brake routing on the top tube, but that seems to be the way most bikes in the Kirk gallery are setup.

How do you wrap your hand around the top tube when carrying the bike, or when position the cable when you put the bike in the cradles on a car carrier?

My AX has them and it can be a bit of a PITA when hanging on the wall mounts but it's not that big of a deal. I prefer it aesthetically over the classic top of the top tube guides.

bbattle 12-14-11 06:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Puget Pounder (Post 13586027)
Again?

I think the the seat tube/seat stay looks radiculusssss (as in ridiculously good, if you didn't catch it from my non-frumpy non-modern language).


So you have no problems with people posting non-C & V bikes in the C & V forum? ;)

RobbieTunes 12-14-11 06:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bbattle (Post 13599692)
So you have no problems with people posting non-C & V bikes in the C & V forum? ;)

I do. For his punishment, he must send the frame to me. It's too big, but I'll suffer through it.

I've got to find him a suitable Primal outfit to wear on that bike. He knows what I mean. :D

Puget Pounder 12-14-11 10:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bbattle (Post 13599692)
So you have no problems with people posting non-C & V bikes in the C & V forum? ;)

Of course not, seeing as I did it. People had problems with ME posting one, which is why I was defending myself.

Maddox 12-14-11 11:43 AM

http://i.imgur.com/Is8x4.gif

...that's one SERIOUSLY sexy frame!

jbkirby 12-14-11 11:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rat fink (Post 13570258)
For the Look Keos, I highly recommend the Keo 2 Max model. I had some. They are very light and have some of the silkiest bearings I have ever found. They look nice as well.

Be sure, however, to get the more recently made units. They redesigned the seals about a year into production because the old seals were too stiff and it would cause the pedals to hang. The second design never hangs, and is smoother out of the box than any of my SPD-SLs were. Just FYI.




This is what I would pick for color. I really like it. I like the first white/green as well, but white (as a main color) doesn't age as well and can look dated easily.

+1

bigbossman 12-14-11 12:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RobbieTunes (Post 13599718)
I've got to find him a suitable Primal outfit to wear on that bike. He knows what I mean. :D

So do I. My eyes are still sore.

non-fixie 12-14-11 01:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maddox (Post 13600710)

I just knew it was going to be a matter of time before I was going to meet him on this forum!

M21 12-14-11 01:45 PM

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My JK Special

tugrul 12-14-11 02:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by M21 (Post 13601225)
My JK Special

I kinda like the gold accents despite not wanting to :p

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...9&d=1291697880

Grand Bois 12-14-11 02:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Puget Pounder (Post 13600467)
Of course not, seeing as I did it. People had problems with ME posting one, which is why I was defending myself.

I didn't have a problem with you posting a non-C&V bike, I just said that I didn't like the one you posted.


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