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FAQ About Kelly®



Where are you located?
Kelly® is now in Nevada City, CA (originally from Oakland, CA)

How long has Kelly Bike Co. been in business?
Chris has been making, repairing and painting bikes for over 29 years. He started the business as a custom shop - making one bike at a time. In 1995 Chris realized that he could meet more of his customers' needs if he had "stock" to sell. He also noted that 90-95% of his customers fit into the same sizes. Hence leaving just a few folks that really needed something custom. So was born our high end production philosophy. to this day - Kelly® manufactures limited production runs of Knobby Cross, Mountain and Road frames that are "in stock" and ready for powder with a two week delivery time.

How many bikes do you make a year?
It varies.... From 1985 to 2014 Kelly has so far produced approximately 2000 frames. during 1999 - 2006 Chris had production help to build that greater quantity of frames. In those years the company produced between 75-300 frames per year. over the past several years production numbers are much less than pre 2006.... but every bike is built with one thought in mind - "saving the world one bike at a time"....

Does Chris still make every bike himself?
he does.

Do you warranty your frames?
Normal wear and tear is not warranted. Nor is abuse. What is covered by Kelly is any manufacturer defects. For more information please read Kelly "Terms & Condition of Sale" and our Limited Warranty page

Do you ship overseas?
Kelly® sells all over the globe. We can ship pretty much anywhere. The customer is responsible for shipping & handling costs as well as any taxes and duties. Kelly® typically uses UPS, FedEx, DHL or USPS to ensure your pakage arives safe and sound and on time.

Can you let me know about new stuff?
If you would like to be on the "Kelly News" email list simply email whatsnew@kellybike.com and we'll keep you posted.

Who buys your bikes?
All kinds of folks. We’re not some kind of “members only” club were you need some sort of credentials in order to belong. Our bikes price range is reflective of it being “high end”, however, we sell to many first time buyers who are very happy to avoid the proverbial step ladder that many people think they need to climb before finally owning a bike of high quality.

Where can I buy a Kelly?
Direct from Kelly here in Nevada City, your favorite LBS or any Kelly dealer...

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