Keirin Culture, Home of Kazane Bikes in Roanoke
Category: Journal

IMGP4569

The last stop on my road trip thru DC, NJ & PA was in Roanoke to visit my long time friend

Stratton Delaney of Keirin Culture & Kazane Bikes.  I’ve mentioned before that I first

bought my UNO from Stratton way back in 2005. ( Again, HIDEOUS bar wrap, I know.)

Both Stratton and I have covered a lot of ground in 5 years and it was nice to finally see him

in his shop which he opened here  in November of 2009, garnering some local press.

IMGP4570

He has his shop stocked and set up uniquely.

That is, that the bikes and parts in stock cover the common basics yet also coveted rarities

and everything is displayed creatively, like the custom display above.

Beyond the inventory and array of eye candy are trinkets from racing in Japan and Korea.

IMGP4574

If Stacey and I hadn’t of been so hungry, I could’ve spent hours trolling around picking

Stratton’s brain about the goodies I found. He’s collected quite the treasure trove in here.

IMGP4573

As you can see he has the shop laid out rather nicely.

Its great for hanging out and easily finding exactly what you need.

IMGP4583

Once I had pulled myself from the brick wall of  Alans and Quattro Assis, I spotted this beauty:

IMGP4577

This Ghibli Rossin is currently on consignment at Keirin Culture for only right at $1000.

That’s COMPLETE not just frame and fork!

I was lucky enough to take it on a test ride the next day & seriously considered bringing it home with me.

IMGP4579

Stratton has been in the cycling game for a long time and has contributed more than he has collected.

Roanoke is lucky to have him and his neighbor Aaron of 611 Cycles.

Aaron had just left for the beach the day we arrived and I was unable to check out his shop.

If you ever find your self near or in Roanoke, be sure to check Keirin Culture and 611 out.

No matter where you are, you should follow Kazane on twitter and follow Aaron’s blog.

More photos from the visit are on my flickr.  I’ll be back next year for the inaugural Starlight Crit!

IMGP4582

Tags: , ,

One Response to “Keirin Culture, Home of Kazane Bikes in Roanoke”

  1. [...] & I have conquered the streets of Chicago, visited Starlight Bikes in Roanoke & Bilenky in [...]

Leave a Comment

Recent Flickr Items

Escape from #Torino Caselle. #1sttnr #torinonicerallyNo gravel yet, be we gram'n tho. #torinonicerally #1sttnr🚲 HIT THE WALL BREVET 🚲 Date: 10th September 2016 Time: All day, participants will be informed about their sign in and roll out times. Distance: 204 km Location: Start and finish location at the Amstel Gold Experience in Valkenburg, Netherlands 🚲 HIT THE WALL BREVET 🚲 With a stunning course taking participants from #Valkenburg (nl) to #Huy (bel) and back again, then ride race staples from #LaFlèche Wallone, #LiègeBastogneLiège and the #AmstelGold, providing participants with plenty of 🚲 HIT THE WALL BREVET 🚲 Join #rccams next weekend as they venture out on a 200km competitive #brevet #adventure, championing those #cycling heroes of years past: http://bit.ly/2bZorIx#newbikeday for this legend last night. Hoping to swing by his shop @standertbicycles while in a Berlin this weekend! #teamdreamsunsetchasingteam #teamstandert #eurobike.@fahrradschau planning with @lifeintheslow last night. #lightbro #eurobike#carryshitolympics with this squad before #eurobike day three. We took the tarmac approach in this morning. Super smooth route thanks to @komoot 👌Nearly ready to wrap up day 2 of #eurobikeshow with some #bodensee farmland loops courtesy @rapha_europe. ✨👌✨Always a highlight, the #rapha #eurobike ride!Squads like these. #eurobike201650% off-road route to Airbnb from #eurobike thanks to @komoot! Peek this: http://bit.ly/2c9HeSF
View All at Flickr