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Old 11-25-07, 05:23 PM   #1
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Need is such a relative term - New Jack Kane K-Team



Locally made, I'm buying from the frame builder. And with Campy no less

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...E:B:BOCOR:US:1

The price was right, the Blue has seen 2 seasons of racing, and this time next year I won't be in a financial position to be able to sling a nice new bike (Army Staff Sergeant pay to college student on the GI Bill and part time work).

Gonna be sweet. Plus this will force me to unload one of the MTBs, as well as the Blue in the Spring. I'm leaning towards eBaying the current wheels along with a couple other sets of Al race wheels to try to break even on a set of carbon race wheels.
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Old 11-25-07, 06:32 PM   #2
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what's up with that stem?
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niiice, the paint job is quite pretty. but correct me if i'm wrong but jack kane doesn't build the actual frames, right?
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Old 11-25-07, 08:54 PM   #4
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niiice, the paint job is quite pretty. but correct me if i'm wrong but jack kane doesn't build the actual frames, right?
If Jack himself doesn't build the specific bike, it gets done either in the shop by an employee or in a "nearby facility" so, not Taiwan

Pez did a write up on them a while back:
http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/?pg=fullstory&id=3575
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what's up with that stem?
Adjustable reach/rise.
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Old 11-26-07, 08:22 AM   #6
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That's nice. Hamblen rides one of those during road season, so by my estimation, you should now be just as fast as he is. Right?
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Old 11-26-07, 08:36 AM   #7
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Kane was selling complete bikes at the swap in Charlotte...I was very tempted...

$1300 for complete bike with SRAM Rival/Force mix....
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Old 11-26-07, 08:48 AM   #8
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Wow, not only is it a nice bike but if we ever ride together in the dark I won't need to bring a light. Your glow-in-the-dark bike will be plenty.

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Old 11-26-07, 12:53 PM   #9
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truckin,

I'll let you know how that works out. I think my Power Tap might be broken though, seems to be reading way too low

Damocles,

Jack mentioned that they'd just sold off the previous year's team bikes, for 1300 - used - and his son was chiding him for unloading this new one for 1350.

Steve,

The pearl in the paint rocks, it looks great in sunlight. Passers by are blinded...
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Without divulging too much. Of course the frames are imported, painted by Jack and sold under his brand. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this, it's done all the time by different manufacturers (term used loosely). Having said that he is a talented machinist, frame builder and mechanic and at one time a hell of a good friend.
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Old 08-07-08, 11:52 PM   #11
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Nice. The front triangle looks like a tube set KHS was using a few years back.
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The pearl in the paint rocks, it looks great in sunlight. Passees by are blinded...
Corrected.

Nice bike. Love the color.
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Looks like a crit machine.... I like!
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Hey, congrats! That's sweet looking.

Yay orange bikes! I just bought this Madone 5.9 on Tuesday:

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Hey, congrats! That's sweet looking.

Yay orange bikes! I just bought this Madone 5.9 on Tuesday:

Oh damn, you got a new bike!
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Without divulging too much. Of course the frames are imported, painted by Jack and sold under his brand.
That was my understanding too.

nice looking bike though
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Old 08-08-08, 12:11 PM   #17
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Without divulging too much. Of course the frames are imported, painted by Jack and sold under his brand. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this, it's done all the time by different manufacturers (term used loosely). Having said that he is a talented machinist, frame builder and mechanic and at one time a hell of a good friend.
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Its not even the one year anniversary. Why dig?
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The Kane is nice!

I still don't believe you, Senor Rockets
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