Keith Anderson is one of the most talented sprayers out there. I’ve been his flickr contact for a while now and every upload just blows me away. Located in Oregon, you should drop him a line if your standards are nothing less than the highest and you need a frame sprayed or restored to better than original condition.
He’s also a builder, and this is a 2009 show bike inspired by his three sons. It’s actually up for sale, at around US$7,500, I hope it goes to a good home. It took four years to complete, and it shows. The attention to detail is nothing short of spectacular, with hand-shaped fenders hewn from paduak and wenge, complete with paua shell inlay around the fenders and chain guard. To replicate that iconic sound of a Bicycle playing card flapping against the spokes, Keith has integrated a carbon fibre card mounted onto the frame. The paint is a custom mixed Tahitian Blue, which really sets off the Magura disc brakes and the Brooks leather grips.
If you’ve been thinking that the paint on your iconic frame needs a restoration but was unsure who had the skill to truly bring it back to life, have a look at the Keith Anderson flickr stream for all the testament you need. You can contact Keith through his website. Special thanks to photographer Chris Wimpey for perfectly capturing Keith’s work.