NAHBS bikes bring out the best in builders but like many of the greats, they never really have to do anything different. That’s the beauty of NAHBS. Little details like this one in particular really bring a bike to life… I can’t wait to see the Bishop offerings to the NAHBS gods.
Great paint makes beautiful frames absolutely stunning but I guess that hand carved head tube lug doesn’t hurt either. Matt’s CX frame is one of the nicest Bishops in recent months. Aside from the details, I like that he’s doing a steel and a carbon fork. Check out the full set here.
A wise man once said “Don’t buy upgrades, ride up grades” and those words still hold true today but for those who are looking for cutting edge wheel technology to aid in their performance, the name Mad Fiber might come to mind. Now, I am the last person on the face of the Earth that wants or needs carbon wheels like this but they’re not even mine. So technically, “Don’t buy upgrades, borrow them from the rep” fits here.
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Sweet mother of the open road. Chris Bishop is on a roll with Michael’s road bike. The details on this thing are amazing. I can’t wait to see what he brings to NAHBS. Check out more at the Bishop Flickr!
Even though I’m not the biggest fan of modern Ergopower, I can’t get over how rad this photo is. Chris Bishop’s Flickr is on fire right now, but be forewarned, it might make you wanna spring for a custom Bishop…
I’ve been watching this bike being cut, carved and finished over on the Bishop Bikes Flickr but seeing it in all its matte black glory is making me jealous. Daniel wanted a modern steel bike with classic lines, much like my Bishop and boy did Chris deliver. Check out more shots of this ENVE-laced beast at the Bishop Bikes Flickr.
Photo by Chris Bishop
Chris Bishop has so many NOS Columbus tubesets and the MS, or multi-shaped, tubes are some of the most unique. Here’s a profile section of the tubes. From left to right, non drive chainstay, drive side chainstay, top tube, down tube and Air seat stays. Keep at it Chris. This is a great photo.
I am honored to have a bike made by this man. When you buy a Bishop, you not only get a frame, you get a world’s experience (literally) in bicycle racing, collecting and just good old fashioned work ethic. Chris began on a bike like many of us did, on a BMX, pedaling around the neighborhood. Then he began racing, until the bike messenger life caught him in the late 90′s. After traveling to race the CMWCs, he returned to the States where he enrolled in frame building classes under Steve Garn of Brew’s watchful eye.
Now Bishop Bikes is a world-renown name in frame building. With a new web site on the way, Chris uploaded some photos of his life in bikes over on his Flickr. I highly recommend you take a look!
Chris has been so busy building that he hasn’t had time to photograph any of his new bikes. That said, this one is far from new but it’s still classic Bishop. Kyle at Tracko shot a great set of photos after this Gilco tubing SSCX bike left Golden Saddle Cyclery for a facelift. See more photos here.
Finally! The Victoire and Bishop Bikes Supersprint Hubs are available:
“After one complete year of development and testing, the Victoire Supersprint hubs created with the famous framemaker Chris Bishop from Bishop bikes are available now. We spent the last few days shipping the hubs that were pre-ordered and we have a few left for this first batch. They are available in 32 and 36 holes versions in black, silver and dark grey finishes. Other drilling options and colors are available on request.
The Supersprint hubs share most of the caracteristics with our HFT hubs, with added features like drilled flanges and a new specific logo. Each hub is also numeroted. The front hub is available for 150€ and the rear one for 180€ (prices are indicated for Europe and for hubs without options). The product section will be updated soon with all the Supersprint specs.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding the Supersprint hubs, using our contact form.”
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