Lot Nr. 187


KIRK / Precision DATE: 1988 COUNTRY: UNITED


KIRK / Precision DATE: 1988 COUNTRY: UNITED - Bicycles from the embacher-collection

KINGDOM
WEIGHT: 10,4 KG / 40,26 LB
FRAME HEIGHT: 56,6 CM / 22,88 INCH
GEARS: 2 x 8, SHIMANO DURA-ACE
CONDITION: 3
- the frame of the Kirk racing bicycle is cast from a magnesium alloy
- magnesium is much lighter than aluminium, but also highly inflammable and prone to corrosion
- Frank Kirk first presented his invention at the New York Cycle Show in May 1986
- volume of orders placed was high
- he had a struggle to fulfil them
- when the new factory was finally finished, it burned down from magnesium dust spontaneously combusting the Kirk Precisions that did make it to the customer had the tendency for the gearshift lever mounts or seat stay bridges to break
- which makes Kirk Precision rare collectors' item
- this model is number 1426
- back wheel rim is defect

THIS BIKE APPEARS IN

- Smart Move
- Cyclepedia - A Tour of Iconic Bicycle Designs
- Cyclepedia - Application

EXHIBITIONS

- Portland Art Museum 2013
- Design Museum Holon 2013

Condition report
Paintwork and general information:
good condition, small scratches

Gears:
very clean, good condition

Saddle:
leather saddle

Frame:
in good condition

© Embacher-Collection, Photo: Bernhard Angerer

19.05.2015 - 18:00

Erzielter Preis: **
EUR 1.250,-
Rufpreis:
EUR 500,-

KIRK / Precision DATE: 1988 COUNTRY: UNITED


KINGDOM
WEIGHT: 10,4 KG / 40,26 LB
FRAME HEIGHT: 56,6 CM / 22,88 INCH
GEARS: 2 x 8, SHIMANO DURA-ACE
CONDITION: 3
- the frame of the Kirk racing bicycle is cast from a magnesium alloy
- magnesium is much lighter than aluminium, but also highly inflammable and prone to corrosion
- Frank Kirk first presented his invention at the New York Cycle Show in May 1986
- volume of orders placed was high
- he had a struggle to fulfil them
- when the new factory was finally finished, it burned down from magnesium dust spontaneously combusting the Kirk Precisions that did make it to the customer had the tendency for the gearshift lever mounts or seat stay bridges to break
- which makes Kirk Precision rare collectors' item
- this model is number 1426
- back wheel rim is defect

THIS BIKE APPEARS IN

- Smart Move
- Cyclepedia - A Tour of Iconic Bicycle Designs
- Cyclepedia - Application

EXHIBITIONS

- Portland Art Museum 2013
- Design Museum Holon 2013

Condition report
Paintwork and general information:
good condition, small scratches

Gears:
very clean, good condition

Saddle:
leather saddle

Frame:
in good condition

© Embacher-Collection, Photo: Bernhard Angerer


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Auktion: Bicycles from the embacher-collection
Datum: 19.05.2015 - 18:00
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