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Old 02-07-2019, 11:06 AM
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A photo from way back in 2005 - the original Terraplane prototype.

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Slender and sublime. Plus that 7400 groupset and tubbies..

Would love to throw a leg over that one. Looks like a pretty skinny tubeset that probably rode so smoothly.
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:42 AM
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A photo from way back in 2005 - the original Terraplane prototype.

dave

Very nice...and I still am a bit partial to your original seat and down tube logos.
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Old 02-14-2019, 10:58 AM
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This JK Special with Terraplane stays heads to Taiwan today. It would be fun to join it and feel warm air and sun again.

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Old 02-14-2019, 02:54 PM
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This JK Special with Terraplane stays heads to Taiwan today. It would be fun to join it and feel warm air and sun again.

dave
Pure class - as per usual... And gorgeous choice on the color.

Taiwan is at the top of my least for dream cycling vacations - weather, roads, and tea - what's not to love? Other than the flight time..

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Old 02-14-2019, 03:42 PM
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[QUOTE=David Kirk;2500913]This JK Special with Terraplane stays heads to Taiwan today. It would be fun to join it and feel warm air and sun again.

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That’s really elegant. Kermit green, almost, with a lovely sheen. A JKS ought to grace every continent ! (I’ll be on the saddle of mine for most of April in France. Can’t wait. )
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Old 02-20-2019, 03:59 PM
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I was just wrapping this fillet road frameset up and getting ready to box it up and send it off to JB when I realized it's 2019....and that means that I've been working as a professional framebuilder for 30 years.

I'm not getting old of course because i started building when I was 3....but I'm starting to figure this game out.

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Old 02-20-2019, 05:02 PM
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You do look quite young! Not a day past 30.
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Old 02-27-2019, 11:49 AM
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Made by Hand.

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Old 02-27-2019, 12:13 PM
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Old 03-13-2019, 01:56 PM
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This is the seat cluster from a JK Special I just wrapped up today making it ready for Joe Bell to splash paint on.

I was struck this morning by the thought that I designed and built the first JKS more than a decade ago and there are now a few hundred of them out there. In that time many things about the bike have changed - it now uses a proprietary mix of Reynolds 953 tubes with special chain stays, seat stays and fork blades made just for the JKS by Reynolds....and of course the best lugs that money can buy (Llewellyn) and Kirk Triple F dropouts.

What hasn't changed is the design aim of the bike - to give full on race bike performance and all day comfort in the same bike. I still love throwing my leg over my JKS. Fun stuff.

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Old 03-13-2019, 02:02 PM
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Love the seat cluster and the overall look of the JK Special! I picked one of these up a few months ago and although I haven't ridden it yet I stare at it every night!


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