A few new builds to show of this spring: Finally got round to taking some pictures of my built 931. As you can tell, its inspired by the Trent Bicycle Works build you have on your website. The wheels are from Stayer Cycles , along with Ultegra R8000 and Zipp finishing kit. I love the way it rides and the way it looks. It's received much admiration from my riding friends. James Johnson digitalcadre.com We've also made it down under:
Another beauty of a Reynolds 931 stainless steel build to add to the gallery. Big thank you to Tim for taking the time to send over these photos and posting some great feedback on Bike Radar. Build list: Groupset: Campagnolo Chorus 2015 Chain: KMC X11-SL Fork: Enve 2.0 Frame: Gosforth 931 Handlebar: 3T Ergonova Team Stealth Tape: Lizard Skins DSP 1.8 Headset: Tune Bobo Pedals: Shimano 6800 Saddle: Fizik Arione R1 Seatpost: 3t Stylus Team Stealth Seatpost collar: JL Titanium Clamp Stem: 3T Arx Pro -17deg, 120mm Tires: Vittoria G+ Corsa 25mm Wheelset: Farsports Carbon Clincher 38mm x 25mm / White Industries T11 Bottlecages: King Stainless Total weight 7.9kg
Thanks to Ake for sending in his 931 build: Cranks: Sram Red GXP Bottom Bracket: Ultimate Ceramic GXP/BSA Chainring: Sram Force 1/11 50T Casette: Sram PG1070 -11 speed-11-26 Chain: Sram XX1 Pedals: Speedplay Right Rear Shifter: Sram Force 22 /11 Left Brake Lever: Sram Force 1 Brakes: Sram Force 22 /11 Rear Derailleur: Sram Rival1 Cables: Yokozuna Reaction Cables Headset : Chris King NoThreadset 1 1/8 Fork: 3T Funda Pro Stem: 3T Arx Pro Bar: 3T Ergosum Pro Bartape: Fizik Superleigt Soft Touch Grey Wheels: DT Swiss RR 440 Hub DT Swiss 240s Tires: Panaracer Gravel King 700 x 26 Seatpost: Canyon VCLC Saddle: Fizik Kurve Chameleon Bottle cages: RSP Titaneum GPS holder: Fetah (for Garmin) All over weight 7.8 kg
Trent Bicycle Works is small workshop, based in Newark, which draws on 20 years of bicycle building experience to deliver bespoke bicycles in every detail, from bar tape to tyres and everything in-between. Adam, who runs the workshop over there, got in touch about a complete stainless build he wanted to put together for a customer of his. We think the end result is a thing of beauty. "James was really happy - like a kid at Christmas! He's an architect by trade so really has an eye for detail. He absolutely loved the subtlety of the build. I was really impressed with the frame and forks and as a build together they look awesome, really glad James went with this option." - Adam Round, Trent Bicycle Works If you are in Nottinghamshire or Newark area and are looking for some help in putting your dream bike together then Trent Bicycle Works is the place to go. Build list: Gosforth 931 Reynolds Frame Gosforth Stainless Steel Road Forks 105 Groupset H Plus Son rims, Hope bearings hand built by Trent Bicycle Works. Zipp Finishing Kit
Mike in New Jersey was searching for a classic stainless steel road bike frame when he happened upon our website. As an experienced cyclist, he knew the geometry of our 931 would suit him perfectly, however his ideal size was out of stock - luckily he contacted us anyway to to see what we could do. From the tone of his emails it appeared Mike had fallen in love, so we devised a plan to breathe new life into a stainless 931 that had been removed from our stock list and happened to be the correct fit. The frame was in perfect condition apart from some over-eager etching with the sandblaster along the top tube, which was neatly covered with a blocky gloss-black paint job. Mike's frame is currently over the Atlantic (remember it's free International delivery) where he is ready to build it up over winter. We're very much looking forward to seeing the finished bike when it's complete.
Here's a few quick snaps of Rhod's new Reynolds 953 frame built up with a Campag Record Group. The Fizik Cryano R1 stem and seatpost look particularly sleek alongside the deep section Mavic Cosmic Carbone rims. Exceptional work Rhod. Thank you very much for the photos. Build list: 953 Reynolds Frame ENVE 2.0 Road Forks Campag Record Groupset Mavic Cosmic Carbone Wheels Fizik Cryano R1 Finishing Kit
York cyclist Chris Gargett is British Cycling qualified, a SkyRide Leader and a cycling writer - it's fair to say he knows a thing or two about bikes. This is his new Reynolds 931 frame built up with an Ultegra group and Fizik & Thompson finishing kit. Chris also keeps the minimal aesthetic with a Planet X carbon fork in matt black with no logos (for just £99.00). There's an obligatory Chris King headset too. "Rides like a dream. Just on about 8kg I think... light enough anyway! Geometry is tall enough to ride a quick 50-75 miler without any discomfort and low enough to get into a decent TT position, which pretty much covers my riding needs. Don't think I'll need to buy another frame ever again." Build details are: 931 Reynolds Frame Planet X Pro Carbon Fork Shimano Ultegra Groupset Fizik Antares Saddle Fizik Cyrano Bars Chris King Headset Thomson Stem and Seatpost Swiss Side Gotthard Wheelset Chris was an absolute gent while waiting for his pre-ordered frame to arrive, so a big thank you for that and also for the build photos. If I'm ever in York on a weekend morning I will look you up for a quick blast into the Howardian Hills.
A quick post show the latest customer build. This is Matt's 931 Stainless Road Bike, which was put together for under £1000. Matt built the Gosforth 931 stainless road frame up with a Columbus Minimal carbon road fork. With the exceptions of some new cables and bar tape, all the other parts were reclaimed from an old Specialised Allez. The finished article look fantastic - a simple, minimal build that proves you don't need to break the bank to ride a top-notch stainless steel road bike. Big thanks to Matt for the photo. "Finished the build, got my steering tube cut to size and loving my new bike! Been out a couple of times on it and it is a massive improvement on my Specialized (not to mention looks exponentially better...). Feels like quite a stiff ride so far - looking forward to getting out and about on it more!"
One of our first 953 frames was sent across the Atlantic to Seattle. Here she is all built up with a fantastic spec: Campy Record Campy Shamal Millie wheels Chris King headset Thompson seat post collar Lizard Skins tape Enve fork, seatpost and bars. What a beauty. A big thank you to Mark for the photos. I'd love to get this one on the scales as with the quality of the finishing kit it could be sub-7kg! "I want to thank you very much. I received the frame today, and it is perfect. I will be sending you progress pictures over the next few months until the bike is all built up. Definitely in love with this frame." -- Mark, Seattle.
I've had a few requests this week for some basic full frame photos of the items we have left in stock. So, here you go. Our Reynolds 931 and Reynolds 953 frames in bare, shiny, stainless steel.