Most Popular Paint Job
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Jamis “Punisher”: http://bit.ly/1a9BAH5
Best Coordinated Paint & Build
Steve kept talking about how he had all these parts picked out for his Kestrel Bicycles. Little did I know how coordinated he really was. Well done, Steve.
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Quirkiest Paint Job
We let riders break free of the mold and design a bike their way. This Oregon-based cyclist wanted his bike to be truly his. I mean, it has a moustache and squirrel on it!
The squirrely gallery: http://bit.ly/1d84pbe
Best Customer Submitted Photo
We love when our customers send us photos of their bike final built after we paint it. Nick went above and beyond and took some gorgeous photos of his matte black and glossy Specialized Bicycles Tarmac in Colorado. He even had wildlife checking out his bike.
More photos here: http://bit.ly/16UvbBo
Best Matching Jersey & Unique Bike
The complete gallery: http://bit.ly/14VD44X
The metallic blue Scott that almost won: http://bit.ly/1jvJZuD
Best Action Shot
USMC Corporal Michael Politowicz competed in the Marine Corp Trials with hopes of qualifying for the Warrior Games this past year. During the event, a fellow Marine passed out and went down. Mike stopped to assist him — losing any chance of making the W. Games. (You can read Mike’s report here: http://bit.ly/1cS56RY.) However, once it was learned why he placed where he did, he qualified for the Warrior Game’s USMC team. It worked out well because he helped the team bring home the gold medal in cycling.
These photos show what hard work, determination, and sacrifice for others can lead to. We have a signed copy in our shop. The final photo shows the progress Mike has made over the past year, fitness & weight-wise.
Mike is a man of integrity and it’s a honor to know him. I’ll probably get some flack for this, but he and his wife are expecting a boy!!!
*Action Photo Credits: Patrick Onofre
Best of 2013: Hardest Paint Job
Every paint job requires numerous hours to paint. Some require more than others. This bike call for tons of island life themed creatures sporadically placed on the frame. Each one had to be individually weeded. Then, due to all the colors, each one was individually painted. All the while, we had to protect the 3k weave from paint.
Non Kane Paint Job of the Year
This Ridley was simply gorgeous. It went the most viral on a social media outlets and rightly so. The pink has a pearl finish which is supported by red, black, and white. In a year that’s been most matte black, this bucked that trend.
The gallery: http://bit.ly/1kmUP6l
Kane Bike Paint Job of the Year
This bike rocks. It has attitude, exposed 3k weave carbon accents, and everything flows. The colors in the frame, wheel’s rims, and even the small accents on the base bar match. We spec our bikes to meet rider’s needs, but we also try to add some aesthetic touches wherever possible.