The process begins with a dialogue between you and Jim to determine exactly what you are looking for in your new Kish bike. We'll discuss how you want your bike to fit, look, and ride and how we can help you achieve those goals.
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Once we have determined the type of bike you are looking for, we ask that you complete our detailed fit form. By providing in-depth measurements of your body and existing bike(s), Kish is able to custom-tailor each frame to perfectly suit your needs.
After the fit form has been submitted, we require a $1,000 deposit to begin work on all of our custom frames. Complete bikes require a $2,000 total deposit.
Taking all of your measurements into account, we will work together with you to prepare CAD drawings of your new frame so you can visualize the geometry and aesthetics before physical construction begins.
Once you are happy with the technical drawings we've developed in Step 4, construction begins. Your frame will be meticulously crafted from the ground up, start-to-finish, by Jim Kish himself. Lead times for frames are a very reasonable 8 to 12 weeks.
Custom Paint (Optional)
For those who wish to paint their frames, we have partnered with Hot Tubes Custom Paint to provide our customers with one of the best custom bicycle finishers in the business. Please contact us to discuss paint options.
Once your frame has been finished it will be professionally prepped to ensure a hassle-free build. If have you specified certain components or a complete build, that will also be installed here at the shop if requested.
Your new Kish frame will be carefully packaged to ensure its safe arrival. Enjoy the ride!