About Kirk Frameworks
In 2003, with fourteen years experience working as a professional framebuilder under my belt, I formed Kirk Frameworks Co. in Bozeman, Montana. I work alone from my home shop building a wide variety of made-to-measure bicycles using the finest materials available. I use exclusively steel, and I offer both lugged and fillet brazed construction. No two bikes are identical and each one reflects a combination of my twenty-five years of professional experience as a framebuilder and the rider’s individual wants and needs. I take great pride in providing top shelf customer service and a rewarding experience – calls and emails get returned and deadlines are met.
About David Kirk
I was born and raised in the central New York State city of Rome. Bicycles have been a central part of my life ever since my father, John Kirk, assembled my first bike when I was 6 years old. It was painted Jaguar British Racing Green and had my name on the chainguard. That bike set me on my path in life.
In 1980, when BMX racing came to the Central NY area, I started competing and eventually moved to Florida where I raced on a national level. As I got older I began competing in off road racing as a professional. In 1989, I took an entry-level job at Serotta in Saratoga Springs, NY and spent the next ten years progressing from general shop help to a custom bike builder (building frames for customers as well as professional race teams like the Coors Light Professional Cycling Team). Later, I became the head of the Research and Development where I designed and tested all of the new products sold by Serotta. In 1999, my wife Karin and I moved to Bozeman, MT to dwell in the high mountains and deep snow that we love.
About Joe Bell
Joe Bell is arguably the finest bicycle painter on the planet and I’m very proud to have him as my exclusive painter. His attention to detail is second to none. JB started painting bikes professionally in 1978. Every Kirk customer gets to talk directly with JB about their paint scheme so that none of the details get lost in the mix.