I’ve long wanted to build a full stainless lugged road bike but it wasn’t until recently that I felt the stainless tubes available would give the ride I want my bikes to have. This changed when Reynolds started offering new stays and blades in their 953 stainless alloy that are stiff enough to give the bikes the proper ‘jump’ I feel my bikes should have.

I’m building two full stainless test bikes to see if I want to expand the product range with a new JKS variant and I look forward to seeing these on the road shining in the sun.

Here are a few shots of a full stainless JKS X in process – finished shots as soon as it’s done.

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5 responses to “Inox.”

  1. Bill M says:

    Sweet frame Dave! I love steel but I hesitate to buy anything but stainless these days. I don’t always have time clean a bike up after a messy ride and SS offers me piece of mind. What’s up Reynolds 921? I thought that was the new magic number.

  2. Nathan says:

    Absolutely Gorgeous. Can’t wait to see the finished product. I am drooling over that fork. There’s just something about those lines… I wonder how much a full custom stainless build would run me if you would offer it…

  3. David Kirk says:

    Hey Bill – thanks for the note.

    Reynolds 921 is designed to be cheaper and an easier material to work with. It’s nice stuff but a bit thicker than I like so I’m using 953 tip to tail on the full stainless builds. It takes longer to work with but it’s worth it.

  4. David Kirk says:

    Hello Nathan –

    Thanks for the comment and the kind words. I don’t have the full stainless builds on the price list at this moment but I am certainly offering them for sale. The price will vary some depending on the options and finish but you can count on a full stainless frame and fork set running about $4500 give or take. We’d want to talk about what you want and need and work up a firm number but this is close. Please let me know if you have any questions or want more info.

  5. Jason says:

    this makes me drool

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