1NAHBS Interview
Builder Interviews: Kirk Frameworks 2017 NAHBS…. Read On

1Outspoken Cyclist Podcast interview
This week I speak with framebuilder Dave Kirk who won two first place ribbons at NAHBS in Salt Lake City last month…. Read On

1Men’s Journal NAHBS Coverage
Best Road Bike: Kirk Frameworks (USA). Prior awards: Best Fillet 2010, 2008… Read On

1Men’s Journal NAHBS Coverage
More than 30 years of experience go into every frame David Kirk welds in his Bozeman, Montana, workshop. His “Onesto” (Italian for “honest”) is built using Reynolds 953 tubing, the lightest and strongest stainless steel tubeset on the market today… Read On

1Cycling Tips NAHBS Coverage
One of the great ironies of custom bikes is that the true mark of an artisan’s skill is often hidden beneath a thick coating of paint, hidden away, perhaps never to be seen again. Often, it’s a matter of necessity. …. Read On

Global Cycling Network – Best Road Bike NAHBS
It’s time to drool over 7 Awesome Bikes From The 2017 North American Handmade Bicycle Show.

1Red Kite Prayer NAHBS Best Road Bike Awards Coverage –

The bike we found most compelling was the Kirk Frameworks submission. Dave Kirk built a stainless steel road bike that featured a bead-blast finish with accents both painted and in small, polished sections. You could see where he had flowed the silver into the lug, but there wasn’t a single drip or smear of silver…. Read On

1Red Kite Prayer NAHBS Construction Awards Coverage
Dave Kirk won for best fillet brazing. He brought a stunning frame with thin webs between the tubes like those between your fingers. I’d seen a couple of photos of this frameset on social media ahead of the show and knew it would be a contender… Read On

1Bike Rumor Best Road Bike Coverage
Best Road Bike went to David Kirk along with Best Fillet Brazed frame, with his super clean lugged stainless Onesto road bike….. Read On

1Bike Rumor NAHBS Best Fillet Coverage
Contrary to many of the other categories, every frame submitted for the Construction division had to be presented as a naked frame. That makes sense considering everything that is being judged would get hidden behind a layer of paint…. Read On

1Bike Rumor Interview
This is by far the most comprehensive interview in our Race To NAHBS! series. Dave Kirk of Bozeman, Montana’s Kirk Frameworks took more than a couple minutes out of his schedule to compose these thoroughly thought out answers. Like many of the other builders we’ve heard from already, Dave would prefer not to fight Don Walker, a man he describes as “a cleaned up Chewbacca in a skirt.”… Read On

3Red Kite Prayer interview, Part I
I grew up in a wonderful small town in central New York State – Rome NY. The riding in the area is world class and for the most part no one knows about it. Every other road is called “farm to market’ road and they are all 1½ lanes wide and just meander through the countryside and farmland up and over 20% super steep climbs… Read On

3Red Kite Prayer Interview, Part II
I may be one of the only people on the planet that feels this way but I think road bike suspension is the Holy Grail of road bike design. I’ve done years of work on this and was awarded a patent for the Serotta DKS design. It’s patent number 6,109,637 and was awarded on August 29, 2000. It’s fun to look up and you can easily Google it… Read On

4Smoked Out
As we go through life we have experiences that shape and guide us in both our personal and professional lives. Some of these experiences fade from memory over time and some never do. Below are a few anecdotes that have stuck with me and played a role in shaping me as a person, my choice of career, and the essence of Kirk Frameworks… Read On

2Kirk Frameworks profile
from 2010 NAHBS… Read On

5The Out Spoken Cyclist
Snow is falling (and sticking) in northeast Ohio at this writing. That’s nature’s way of telling you to stay indoors, curl up with your favorite audio player and prepare to be entertained, informed, and perhaps even inspired by a fresh episode of The Outspoken Cyclist… Read On

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