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    Anyone for a Kirk

    Saw this on Craigslist today.
    Kirk Precision
    If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?

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    I would ride it. Prety cool.

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    Looks industrial strength.

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    Anyone for a Kirk

    Pure awesomeness. Sold these back in the days, one bike that everyone could see you riding a mile away.
    They had issues. But darn they were interesting.

    Bill

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    If I had some extra cash I would buy that sucker. Don't know why but it would be cool to cruise the neighborhood on.
    If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?

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    I actually rode with a guy in our club back in the '80's who sold his classic white/red/chromed lugged Bottechia SLX with full Campy C Record and bought one of those. It was heavy, rode like crap, and looked it too.

    We never let him live it down.
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    Ya know, I've never seen a Kirk that wasn't at least 60cm. I know it's ridiculous, but it's something that's kept my lust for the things well tamped down through the years. (I ride bicycles in the 52-53 range.)
    Mapie is a conventional looking former Hollywood bon viveur, now leading a quiet life in a house made of wood by an isolated beach. He has cultivated a taste for culture, and is a celebrated raconteur amongst his local associates, who are artists, actors, and other leftfield/eccentric types. I imagine he has a telescope, and an unusual sculpture outside his front door. He is also a beach comber. The Rydster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    I actually rode with a guy in our club back in the '80's who sold his classic white/red/chromed lugged Bottechia SLX with full Campy C Record and bought one of those. It was heavy, rode like crap, and looked it too.

    We never let him live it down.
    All very true, except maybe the looks, thats a personnel thing. But it was heavy and the ride sucked. But it was one of the most unusual bikes ever made. Its up there with the Thrimble, or some of the Kestrals. Just a really unique piece. It came out during a time of real craziness in the bike industry, pre STI (not by much), pre crazy carbon everything. Heck there were american der's out there, and so many different pedal systems and makers. Just loads of fun.

    I kinda miss it sometimes. Or maybe i just miss being young. LOL LOL

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossracer View Post
    Pure awesomeness. Sold these back in the days, one bike that everyone could see you riding a mile away.
    They had issues. But darn they were interesting.

    Bill

    What were the issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by orangegore View Post
    What were the issues?
    they broke quite often. brake mounts were dodgy and rode like a brick.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fredrico View Post
    It's full of factual errors. :nono:

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