Kirk frame - who remembers?

02GF74

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Who remembers them? Came out in 90s, magnesium alloy frame, elevated seat stays, best picture I could find iis this:

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User482

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I remember that they used to break with depressing monotony. Still, good news for anyone who still has one, as by definition it will have rarity value...
 

andygates

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I had one! Back in the late 90s, a purple jobbie set up as a slicked-up fast street MTB. Which it was pretty rubbish at, really, the little alu stiffener in the BB casting had gone (as they do) and there was a lorra lorra flex.

Beautiful to look at though. It was called Dr Zarkov :eek:

Alas, it got nicked around '99 from central Bristol (possibly sabotaged - it was during the first fool, er, fuel protests and I had a huge hippy flag on the back while it was parked outside work). If anyone's seen a purple Kirk with Red Hat stickers on it, it's mine!
 

shooter560

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I had the first white racer frame in East Anglia, when they were released, after a few weeks I lent it to a mate to have a try as he fancied one, unfortunately it was stolen from his shed that night and he wasn't insured. Always wished I'd replaced it and sometimes now wish I had one, really loved its looks, individuality and personally I found it a nice bike to race on.
 
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02GF74

02GF74

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never had one but seem to recall these frames were meant to be the future of biking at a teim when aluminium frames were appearing since magnesium is light and strong and in plentiful supply in the sea, albeit in a dissolved form.
 

TheDoctor

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They come up on Ebay from time to time. Never ridden one, but I think I'd like to. They had a thing on Tomorrows World about them, where they drove over one without damaging it. And I think they were used in the TdF one year.
 
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TheDoctor said:
They come up on Ebay from time to time. Never ridden one, but I think I'd like to. They had a thing on Tomorrows World about them, where they drove over one without damaging it. And I think they were used in the TdF one year.
No-one I knew managed to ride one without damaging it, let alone drive over it...
 
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