NAHBS 2013: Kish Cycles Brings Titanium Builds, Mason Jar Cages & A Teeny Tiny Frame

Kish Cross Frame Main Titanium

Kish won big at NAHBS a couple years back for best titanium construction on a bike with 24″ wheels. This year, Kish brought some fantastic bikes they built for clients instead of making too big a ruckus. Shown above is a lightweight travel cross bike with S&S couplings for easy packing. It gets all the componentry bells and whistles of a high quality build, like an custom painted Enve fork, and SRAM red, but also features many tiny details in the masking and polish along with a Mason Jar cage.

Click through the break for more titanium, and a close look at that Mason Jar cage and Kish’s tiny bike frame…

Kish Cross Frame Alone Details
Since decals get damaged while traveling, Kish uses a flush finish with layers of smooth masking and polish.

Kish Cross Frame Top Tube Details

Designs on the frame are by Spectrum Powder Works.

Kish Cross Frame Custom Titanium Stem

Frames come with a custom handmade ti stem with a Paragon front plate and tail piece. NAHBS is never lacking on colorful Chris King headsets.

Kish Cross Frame BB SS Coupling Rear Triangle Kish Cross Frame Bottom Bracket Details

Kish had King Cage do a run of titanium Mason Jar cages for their bikes pre-show. After recently moving headquarters from California to North Carolina, it seemed a fitting piece. They were a huge hit, and sold out before we could pick one up.

Kish Cross Frame Carbon Fork Details Kish Cross Frame Top Tube Routing SS Couplings

Kish Titanium Hardtail MTB

Also in the booth was a 650b ti mountain bike with I9 wheels and a White Brothers fork.

Kish Titanium Hardtail MTB Head Tube

Kish Titanium Hardtail MTB Rear Triangle

Kish Titanium Hardtail MTB Mason Jar

 

Kish Micro Frame

The micro frame they had on display got all the features of a standard frame but…smaller. For size reference, those are standard business cards by the bottom bracket. This frame’s used to teach about the makeup of a bike frame when Kish can’t bring a complete bike for show.

 

Comments

JimmyZ - 03/01/13 - 2:44am

I would be interested in a “Mason Jar Cage” if they would say whether it can hold a 1 lt nalgene bottle in a cozy.

Steve - 03/01/13 - 12:20pm

That micro frame would make an awesome book shelf trinket.

Seraph - 03/01/13 - 4:16pm

The small frame reminds me of the tiny frame that WTB used to provide to showcase their Momentum Grease Guard headset and Grease Guard hubs.

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