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    Jim Kish Strikes again. (PORN)

    Frankly, I think Jim Kish is one of the best custom bike builders going... This is my 4th Kish, and it might be my favorite...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bykegnurd
    Frankly, I think Jim Kish is one of the best custom bike builders going... This is my 4th Kish, and it might be my favorite...
    That bike is fantastic!

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    Beauty

    A classic. I love the no black parts look.

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    That bike is perty.
    Now go get it dirty!

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    Love those brake cables...what are those?

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    Clean. Very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinjin4131
    Love those brake cables...what are those?
    Nokon

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    Quote Originally Posted by bykegnurd
    Frankly, I think Jim Kish is one of the best custom bike builders going...
    I agree, got a beautiful road bike (green as well) that he built for me. Couldn't be happier with it.

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    done...

    I took the pictures just before it's maiden voyage... it rides better than it looks. The high volume 2.3" tires take the edge off, and the frame is incredibly compliant. It tracks and handles fantastically. It weighs 21.9 lbs on my scale, so it's not super light, but it's not heavy either. The 32/18 gear is low for some, but perfect for the steep climbs of San Luis Obispo county.

    The cables are Nokon. They are little aluminum peices machined to fit together. They are supposed to provide superior braking by eliminating compression. Honestly, I didn't notice any difference over the Avid Flack Jackets I usually use, but the Nokon come in silver, so it fit the theme.

    The green frame and silver components were inspired by my first BMX race bike... a Thruster from the late 70's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bykegnurd
    The green frame and silver components were inspired by my first BMX race bike... a Thruster from the late 70's.
    You should have had Mr. Kish make you some Thruster-style dropouts.

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    i assume this is steel? How much was it if you dont mind posting it.
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    price check...

    It's Reynolds 853 in the front triangle, and Columbus Zona stays... Cost $1200 (ish). I bought most of the parts from him as well, and had the stem painted. I got a good deal because it's my fourth bike from him.

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    Beautiful! That Salsa stem is imho the only really goodlooking "not custom" stem available these days, good choice!

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    Actually, the stem is custom.

    Back when I worked at CBO, Salsa offered the cromoly stems in custom sizes. They didn't however, specify the massive up charge for that feature. That stem was $115, five years ago.

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    not SS related...

    from a recent eBay listing....



    very nice looking stuff.
    aLaN AT BikeMojo DOT com

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    Looking forward to getting my Kish....its the pale blue 2008 SSWC as featured at the bottom page of the gallery on their web-site. Should imagine it will be one of a very few in the UK.

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    Ok Ok Carl, I'm envious enough already mate. Don't rub it in pleeease.......

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    Lovely bike, that's for sure! I'd never heard of Kish before...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy R
    Ok Ok Carl, I'm envious enough already mate. Don't rub it in pleeease.......
    Hello Andy.....as you can tell, I'm quite excited!

    I won't mention Kish again....much!

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    Very nice ride. I love the simplicity of v's normal dropouts.

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    Wow! Nice to see v-brakes also, which I think look doubly cool on a singlespeed. Nice.
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    I have a KISH steel road bike. Love it to death.
    Great guy to work with. While his fame is in the Ti market, his steel rocks too.

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