I have been watching this bike from tube selection to filing and all I can say is wow. Chris Bishop‘s work is impeccible and Bryan Myers at Fresh Frame‘s paint is spot-on. Every detail on this is perfect. See more here.
These are the types of posts I love seeing from Chris Bishop. I like to think of Chris’ work as detailed, with a purpose. While I’ve got nothing against builders who file down pedal cages and machine their own tail lamps, I really appreciate little nuances that make a bike function better, while adding a little aesthetic pulse of energy.
Chris cites Aaron Hayes from the late Courage Cycles as a precedent for this (something I wish the new jack builders would do – cite your sources), as an effort to stiffen up cantis and mini v’s. He even noticed an increase in stiffness while brazing this bridge booster in place.
See the mini v’s installed below.
Now this is a very subtle detail but man, does it look good. Bryan Myers from Fresh Frame has painted two of my bikes and his work is some of the best out there. For Chris Bishop‘s latest project, Bryan put the finishing touches on these Campagnolo Pista hubs, painting the inside flanges of the polished hubs.
Not too shabby. See how the rest of this project is shaping up over at the Bishop Flickr.
I’ve enjoyed watching this rather simple project being built over on the Bishop Flickr and while this isn’t the final build (it was built with spare parts for these photos), you can see that Bishop touch. Shots like this show Chris’ attention to detail and I’m sure Paul is anxious to get this baby rolling.
See more at the Bishop Flickr.
LA is rad. Every time I come back here, I fall in love a little more with Los Angeles county. I say county because riding in most of the city is garbage. Pure shit. But riding outside of the city is marvelous. This morning we took a nice little spin and I’m amazed at what awaits you just outside the hustle and bustle. We did 30 miles and 2,600′ all while smiling and talking shit. Check my Instagram at the bottom footer on the site for more pics.
Oh and Wednesday’s your chance to swoop up a Ramblin’ Roll if you haven’t yet. Kyle’s upping some more, so sit on his site!
Also, also, the Necronomicog packs have shipped and the USPS’ tracking system SUCKS. Just be patient, they’re all trickling in this week. If you’re lucky enough to swoop a Ramblin’ Roll, the Necronomicog patches fit great on them…