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…
Since decals get damaged while traveling, Kish uses a flush finish with layers of smooth masking and polish.
Designs on the frame are by Spectrum Powder Works.
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 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.
Also in the booth was a 650b ti mountain bike with I9 wheels and a White Brothers fork.
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.