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Old 11-12-2019, 10:56 AM
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Early this year I'd started a build and had the lugs prepped and the tubes cut when the client came to me and sadly needed to step back from his order for personal reasons. I set the tubes aside with the idea of using them on a different build at some point but that never happened. Just recently I decided to move forward with the build as originally designed and offer it for sale.....and that's where we are at now.

The frameset is a lugged JK Special and as with all JK Specials it's built with a mix of Reynolds 953, 853 and special seat stays, chain stays and fork blades made just for the JKS by Reynolds. The frameset is designed around a mid-reach caliper brake so it has room for most 32 mm tires.

The design is straight-up stage race geometry but with the added benefit of the extra tire room. It would be a great Tuesday Night Worlds bike or one to spend all day on exploring back roads. The stem shown in the BikeCad image is a 110mm x -6° with 20 mm of spacers under it. Some slight pre-paint modifications are possible - if you have something in mind please ask and we'll see if it's possible.

The frameset will be painted to the new owner's desires and as soon as a commitment is made it will be sent off to Joe Bell for paint. The frameset as pictured (JK Special, optional Terraplane stays, Jen Green head badge and covered with single color paint) would normally retail for $4625 but this frameset will be available for a substantial discount - if interested get in touch and we'll work it out.

This frameset is being offered online here at the Paceline first to give the good folks here a chance at it before moving on to social media. The quickest way to get in touch is by email - info@kirkframeworks.com . I do check PM's here periodically but I get emails in just minutes. If you have questions please let me know and I'll do my best to get you answers.

Thanks so much for looking.

Dave


P.S. - as of Nov 12th 2019 this frameset has been sold. Thank you all for the interest.
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Old 11-12-2019, 08:37 PM
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This is my favorite thread to tune into. Just a lot of sweet stuff to marvel at.

Out of curiosity Dave, have you ever made a fillet brazed fork (for one of your frames of course) and what are your thoughts on those? (Not sure if this topic has been covered yet.) Thanks.
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