Special on Campagnolo Equipped Jack Kane Bikes

Connoisseurs of the sport know the prestige of Campagnolo. It is well earned. The craftsmanship, durability, reliability, and aesthetics built the company into what it is today. While it seems it’s harder to find Campagnolo equipped bikes these days, we’re having a special through April. Any custom Jack Kane that is equipped with Campy will receive $400 discount! Below are …

SOLD: 52cm Light Blue with Blue Pearl Kane

Components Details Frame K Team Carbon SL Carbon & 1E aluminum Fork Jack Kane Carbon Shifters SRAM Force (10spd) Brakes SRAM Force Front Derailleur SRAM Force (clamp) Rear Derailleur SRAM Force Crank SRAM Force, 50×34 Cassette SRAM Force, 12×25 Handlebar Ritchey Logic Pro Stem Bontrager, 90mm, +/-5 degrees Headset Cane Creek IS Seat Post FSA SL-K Carbon (3k weave) Saddle …

Best of 2013: Custom Paint Jobs and Designs

[hr_small]2013 was quite a year. We had a wide range of work and we want to share some of it with you! Most Popular Paint Job Matte black and dark grey metallic Trek Bicycle Speed Concept: http://bit.ly/11Qcvfz CervĂ©lo S2: http://bit.ly/1eqPPd0 Cervelo SLC-SL: http://bit.ly/1acsBn7 Cervelo P3: http://bit.ly/K6ZqMz Specialized Bicycles Shiv: http://bit.ly/1bScfRz Scott Plasma Premium: http://bit.ly/19fQ0sQ Jamis “Punisher”: http://bit.ly/1a9BAH5 [hr_small] Best Coordinated …

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Our Bikes Have Stories: Virginia Tech Hokie Custom Paint

You hear this story all the time, a new cyclist spends $20 on a raffle ticket and wins a custom painted carbon road bike…. Yea right! But, that’s exactly what happened to one lucky rider. For most of us, there is an unwritten journey of getting into cycling. We borrowed a friend’s bike, rode our parent’s bike that was too …

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College Custom Paint Jobs on Bicycles

Walk through any sporting event at a university and you’ll be able to pick out the die-hard fans. Collegiate school pride runs deep. Why shouldn’t it? For those that either grew up a fan of a certain school or spent a few years of their lives at these establishments, they should be proud. Show your school pride with a custom …

Our Bikes Have Stories: Making Big Changes

“I want to be able to pick up some speed and stay consistent for the IM (Ironman). I want to be able to be comfortable enough to ride the entire 112 mile course” These were just two of the goals I heard from Rebecca when we first started talking about her next bike. Rebecca came to us after hearing about …

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Sanding to Raw Carbon Fiber? Custom Bicycle Painting Tips

There’s no doubt carbon fiber is sexy. When companies leave it exposed on a frame, there’s a sleekness added to the bike. Thus, when riders come to us for their bicycle’s custom paint job, occasionally some inquire about sanding the paint down to raw carbon fiber, with the idea of leaving it exposed. However, it’s not as easy, cost effective, …

Corporate Business Reward Branded Bicycles

Looking for non-traditional ways to market your business? Have you considered branding a bicycle? We paint bikes for businesses and corporations aiming to further their brand’s awareness. Whether you’re goals are to advertising your business on a local ride, raffling off a branded bike, or simply thanking a client, we can help. By painting a bike in company colors, using …

BikeMS: Historic New Bern Bike Raffle

I will be there Friday (3pm-9pm-ish) and Saturday (7am-ish to 9pm-ish). The raffle drawing is SATURDAY NIGHT! Tickets can be purchased Friday and Saturday!! BikeMS: Historic New Bern Official Web site

Finally Meeting and Shaking Hands

I often write about how Kane bikes have stories; how every bike is unique, and how every bike we create for a rider has meaning. It’s all because of our customers. This post is no different, except that it’s about the relationships we have with our riders. Some customers know exactly what they want and say, “Paint it!” Others can …

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Professional Bicycle Paint Chip Repair & Paint Touch Up

Bikes are meant to be ridden. It’s built to battle through the elements. It will take and give back what you throw at it. Barring a crash, most frames won’t let you down. All that wear and tear is expected, but we still dread…That.First.Chip. The first chip is always the worst. You tried your hardest to baby it, avoided the …

How to take Proper Carbon Repair Photos

In the carbon repair side of our business, we see a lot of photos. Unfortunately, despite the advances in camera technology even smartphone technology, we still receive fuzzy and out of focus photos. If you’re not able to snap additional photos, it starts to add extra days to your repair time. The following photos should provide examples of what are …

Race Report: Marine Corp Trials by M. Politowicz

Camp Pendleton, California – On a beautiful Sunday morning I woke to head out for my first real cycling event. I was competing against foreign nationals and my Brothers in Arms. The race started at 0900 and the starting temperature was 45 degrees with a head wind to start. Within the first 1500 meters a Colombian with a single leg …

Matte Finish vs. Glossy Finish Paint

Matte is in. “Blacked out” or the “Murdered” look are drooled over. Put them together and you’ve struck bike lust gold. Matte finishes are being marketed by a few brands and are certainly sought-after by riders. So much so, most of the inquiries we’ve received lately have been for matte finishes. Riders are gung-ho for matte, especially matte black as …

My “Last” Bike & Setting a Record

You know those moments when you see something and instantaneously say “I’ve got to have one!”? That happened to John when he came into our shop a few years ago. His attention was captivated by a specific Jack Kane triathlon bike displayed on the wall. It was at that moment, John would later tell Jack and me, that he realized …