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Black Ops: “Moonlight” Jack Kane One-of-One

Would you believe that when Matt and I first started talking about his bike, he wanted bright colors?! He was gunning for serious flash. As if his neon cycling shoes and socks weren’t enough, he wanted something else to complement his style. So, how did we do a 180 and arrive at the most murdered out bike we’ve seen? As …

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 …

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, …

In Honor of Port Authority Officer Ken Tietjen, www.kentietjen.org

Bob N., one of our riders, requested that we put this video together in honor of a fallen Port Authority Officer who gave his life on 9/11, Port Authority Officer Ken Tietjen. We are trying to raise awareness for the Kenneth F. Tietjen Memorial Foundation, http://www.kentietjen.org/. One of the goals of the foundation is to bring bicycles to kids on …