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    Custom KISH Road SL

    My new custom KISH Road SL:

    Frame: Kish Custom Road SL - Reynolds 3/2.5 butted ti
    Stem and headset spacers: Kish Custom mix of 3/2.5 and 6/4 ti
    Fork: Enve 1.0
    Shifters, Breaks, Front and Rear Derailleurs, Compact Crankset: Sram Force
    Cassette: Sram OG-1070 11/25
    Chain: Sram PC-1071
    Bottom Bracket: Chris King
    Headset: Chris King
    Handlebar: Deda Zero 100 / Bar tape: Fizik microtex
    Saddle: Fizik Aliante Gamma
    Seatpost: Thompson Masterpiece
    Seatpost collar: Extralite
    Wheels: Hand spun by Jim Kish - DT Swiss RR465, DT Swiss spokes, black brass nipples / laced to Chris King hubs
    Tires: Schwalbe Durano
    Skewers: Far and Near ti axle/carbon wrapped alu handle
    Pedals: Look Keo Classic
    Bottle cages: Arundel Mandible
    Computer: Garmin Edge 500

    I was only able to take it for a spin once before coming down with the flu, but I'm extremely pleased with the fit, ride and quality. Dealing with Jim on this build was a pleasure and I think he nailed it. He was always prompt and truthful in answering questions and I received it in less than two months. I can't recommend him highly enough if you are looking at custom ti.
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    This post needs some bigger pictures.
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    You're right, those pics were too small...changed!

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    Hey nice Kish. I've had mine for most of the 2011 season and I can't fault it at all. You'll love yours. I won't steal your thunder by showing pics of mine but you can see it if you click my Kish post.
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    Thanks Mike! I saw your sweet Kish before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dongringo View Post
    Thanks Mike! I saw your sweet Kish before.
    Cool. I love the finish on it - it looks "sandblasted" to me but it's a very fine brushed finish done with maroon Scotchbrite. Jim says it's easily touched up at home, something that can never be done with a blasted finish. A great frame at a great price.
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    Yeah the scotchbrite brushed finish was the biggest reason I didn't get a trick paint job...followed closely by cost.

    I just love Jim's no-nonsense approach to frame building...no gimmicks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dongringo View Post
    Yeah the scotchbrite brushed finish was the biggest reason I didn't get a trick paint job...followed closely by cost.
    I don't understand painted Ti, but that's me.

    I just love Jim's no-nonsense approach to frame building...no gimmicks.
    I wanted plain-jane with no doo-dahs and that's what I got and one of the reasons I chose Jim. I've tried my best to fault that frame and after ten months of riding it, I can't.
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    Although it would have covered only about a quarter of the frame, I'm glad I decided against the paint job. The brushed finish looks sharp and obviously easy to touch up.

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    W O W ! ! !

    That is a gorgeous bike! And you only had to wait 2 months... So lucky! Get well soon so you can get back to riding it!

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    Very very nice.

    Two comments. Whats the frame weight and I prefer the cable stops on the head tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtompilot View Post
    Very very nice.

    Two comments. Whats the frame weight and I prefer the cable stops on the head tube.
    2 lbs 14 oz

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    Purdy! I likes.

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    Perfect! Great build on a great frame.

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    Beautiful bike

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    Nice hub and BB choice.

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    Thumbs up

    Congratulations dongringo! Very nice! It is probably nicer than mine at least the weight of the frame. I am getting close to having mine built, hopefully soon. I think we may want to consider posting our bikes in the Custom Builders section, at least I am planning to do when I get mine done. Cheers!
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    Thanks! Looking forward to seeing your bike tigoat. I thought about posting it in the custom builders section too. Kish deserves his own thread there. What do you think? Should we do it that way?

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    Absolutely beautiful! I decided to look up Far and Near because I like those skewers.
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    Very nice bike!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jaysc View Post
    Absolutely beautiful! I decided to look up Far and Near because I like those skewers.
    Thanks! You can get the skewers at Fairwheel Bikes dot com.

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    Thumbs up

    This thread has sold a few Kish frames!

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    I have nothing nit-picky to say on that ride. Well done. Of what I have seen, sounds like Jim Kish has a sense of humor and would be easy to deal with.

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    That is good idea dongringo! I will see if we can create one when my Kish is ready to go. Cheers!
    Thanks,

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    +1 on that bike. I was looking to get a compact ti frameset and would have ordered from Kish but found a used Moots. I already have a Kish cyclocross bike (http://racerx.zenfolio.com/img/v4/p310167735-5.jpg) and it's a fine machine.

    Jim is super easy to work with and his craftsmanship is among the best. I hope you give us some ride reports.
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