2009 Spring Fling SALE

Okay, it’s pre-pre-season…or post-season for you ‘crossers…and I’m selling off a bunch of stuff that’s just lying about, gathering dust. I’ll be posting more about these sales in the coming days, and I’ll provide more info soon, but if you want to get a jump on the rush and be sure to get what you’re looking for, drop me a message below.

    ROAD Frames and forks:

Kirk #66 Straight-stay, frame, fork, headset

KirkKirk - mountaintop

The Kirk is number 66, built in 2005, and barely ridden by the original owner (who mainly rides MTBs in South Alabama) or myself.

The geometry is thus:
Seat tube 60.5 c-c
Seat angle 72.5°
Top tube 58.0
Head angle 72.75°
Fork rake 4.4
Chainstays 42.2
BB drop 8.0
Headtube: approx. 20 cm

The top tube is horizontal, thus standover is typical for this size bike.

This bike is in MUCH better shape than the Terraplane that just sold, and a bit newer, too. The color is a Toyota color from 2005, if I recall, but I don’t remember the precise name. It’s a sort of metallic rust/copper, though it’s a bit more golden than straight copper.

This bike is an absolutely wonderful ride. It’s stable and easy on the flats and perfect for the all-day ride. It’s not too soft in the rear though, and will get up and go if you need it to. I’m only letting it go to get a slightly longer top tube.

$1250 shipped in the CONUS
Kirk 66 Bottom bracketKirk 66 forkKirk 66 front quarterKirk 66 front quarter leftKirk 66 headtubeKirk 66 headtube 2Kirk 66 headtube 3Kirk 66 rear triangleKirk 66 seat cluster

62cm 1987 Schwinn Paramount, Waterford-built

This is a nice, 1987 Schwinn Paramount. It is Waterford-built, but is NOT an OS frame. It’s in very good shape, excepting the paint. I purchased this frame as a good candidate for a repaint, but have decided to go with a longer top-tube. Such is life. Paint issues should be apparent in the photos, below. The paint is metallic blue with grey lettering and, while obviously flawed, it’s nothing to make it embarrassingly unrideable. (Remember, I would be happy to ship to Joe Bell or Noah Rosen (Velocolor) directly if you desire a repaint.) $650 plus shipping
Some measurements:
Seat Tube: 62 cm c-to-c
Top Tube: 58.5 cm c-to-c
Head Tube: 21 cm

Paramount bottom bracketParamount dropoutsParamount fork crownParamount fork endsParamount Head tubeParamount leftParamount rearParamount scrape detail

58cm Kirk Terraplane #43

Kirk Terraplane #43 - Full build
(click for more photos)
This is #43 shown in the Kirk Frameworks gallery, a red and white lugged steel Terraplane with a slightly-sloping top tube. It is, of course, steel. It includes a matching Kirk fork with square crown. The lugs make this bike a real retro-beauty, although it’s definitely a modern construction. A wonderful century bike, this is the second one I purchased in 2008 (second-hand) to experiment with before ordering my own custom Kirk. This bike has a few chips which were incurred (according to the previous owner) at the hands of evil elves. Nothing to keep you from riding it, but I’ll ship it to Joe Bell or Velocolour directly, if you prefer a new paint job. SOLD!

TWO Pedal Force ZX3 carbon frames, 60cm
This is an 1100 gram all-carbon frameset that is pretty typical for the good stuff coming out of Taiwan these days. In fact, these frames have been seen wearing FONDRIEST logos and selling for a MUCH higher price. Why am I selling it? Carbon’s just not my thing. Being a retro-grouch, I prefer steel and Ti, so I’m clearing out these carbon frames I purchased last year to try out.
One of these was an experiment and has about 200 miles on it. It includes a fork and headset. The other is new, in the box, as I purchased it second-hand from a group-buyer on Bike Forums who couldn’t afford to build it up once he got it. You want a nice bike to race, without worrying about possible dings and crashes? This is it. You want a plain carbon bike with no logos? This is it. $400 plus shipping takes your pick, but remember, the new one needs a forkSOLD the frame and fork. The new frame is left. First $400 takes it, shipped.

1961 Carlton Custom Franco-Suisse, 62cm
This is a classic touring/all-rounder purchased from the original owner (a brother of a friend). It’s fully original, excepting the handlebar tape and cable housing, and will include its original tubular wheels as well as a set of 27″ steel “rider” wheels (they’re cheap, but they’re true). Original Brooks saddle is included, but I’ll add a new black B17 to the sale for another $100. This bike is green and white over chromed steel. Components are a mix of British marks and Campagnolo Gran Sport (the group that made the company). $800 plus shipping

1978 Schwinn Paramount, 58cm
Another excellent Paramount, this one is a bit older and has prettier lugs. In addition, it’s setup for long-reach brakes, so you can put together your wide-tired all-rounder touring machine if you desire. The paint is in great condition, with just a few normal chips in out-of-the-way locations. This bike was repainted at Waterford by the previous owner in a red-white-blue motif, NOT an original scheme for 1978.$650 plus shipping

    Road Wheels

2007 Dura Ace Carbon 50mm carbon wheels
Low mileage and super light tubular wheelset. Rode them ONCE and they’re just too flexible for me; I’m sticking to Cosmic Carbones or Zipp Clydesdales. These are perfect for the light racer-boy who wants something light and aero. Includes skewers. Shimano hub.$900 plus shipping

2007 Mavic Aksium clincher wheelset
These are silver, with no decals. They are SUPER bulletproof wheels. I mean STRONG. This means they’re not exactly light, but they DO have aero spokes and nice skewers. I removed the decals to better match a celeste bike I built, although the hub decals are still there. Shimano hub.$100 plus shipping

    Road Components

Campagnolo Record Delta Brakes
These have been used a little bit, but the finish is great. There’s only a little marring under the brakes, where you won’t see it, and where the road crap gets thrown up by the tires. Pads are in good condition with plenty of wear left. I’ll include the stupid 3.5mm hex (a nice Bondhus one) that is needed to adjust these brakes. In fact, I’ll send you several. $150 plus shipping

Brooks Imperial Saddle Prototype
I was lucky enough to be a tester for the Brooks Imperial. That’s roughly a Team Pro with a cutout. It’s black, it’s laced, and it’s really, really cherry. I barely rode this at all, and you’ll need to break it in. You can get this one for a cheap price, too. Includes Proofhide and wrench. $100 plus shipping

More to come…