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    Default Chris Bishop / Bishop Handcrafted Bicycles

    I am guessing a lot of you know Chris Bishop's work, but he has been killing it lately. One great bike after another. At least to my tastes. He seems skilled at blending aesthetics and pragmatic necessity (wheels in the right place.) Just saying.

    I am taking liberties by posting one of his latest here (I hope he doesn't mind,) so do him a favor and visit his Flickr or website.

    Andrew's Road Bike by bishopbikes, on Flickr

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    Default Re: Chris Bishop / Bishop Handcrafted Bicycles

    very clean, tight looking, nothing superfulous.

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    Default Re: Chris Bishop / Bishop Handcrafted Bicycles

    And how. There is a blue & green bike in there that is super sharp.

    Ben' S MS Road Bike by bishopbikes, on Flickr

    Someone here has to have one of his bikes, yes?

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    Default Re: Chris Bishop / Bishop Handcrafted Bicycles

    I'm currently in the final stages of the queue which is nearly as good... ;)
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    Default Re: Chris Bishop / Bishop Handcrafted Bicycles

    Just finished putting this one together.



    Lots more full size pics here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/546162...57652236097600

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    Default Re: Chris Bishop / Bishop Handcrafted Bicycles

    very kool....
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    Default Re: Chris Bishop / Bishop Handcrafted Bicycles

    Chris does amazing elegant work and is a bad@$$ on a bike. Killer combo

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    Default Re: Chris Bishop / Bishop Handcrafted Bicycles

    My bike, not my pictures. SteveJ (ironsightimages on IG) took these pictures before our ride on Saturday.










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    Default Re: Chris Bishop / Bishop Handcrafted Bicycles

    Incredible

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    Default New Bishop

    Admin - please move to "Bishop"
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    Default Re: New Bishop

    And here's my future fork! Pretty cool seeing it come together. SO much more satisfying than walking into a bike shop and buying some carbon copy whatever.

    bishop fork.jpg

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    OMG - filleted lugs....who knew??? I'll have to remember to keep my eyes on the road.

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    Default Re: Chris Bishop / Bishop Handcrafted Bicycles

    So nice!!

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    Default Re: Chris Bishop / Bishop Handcrafted Bicycles

    Incredibly beautiful to me, and doubly so because they make me recall the frames of Albert Eisentraut from the early 70s when I dropped out of college and raced my little heart out. We would go from Bloomington, Indiana (Go IU!, Fight, fight, fight) to Chicago and always stop at the bike co-op on Lincoln Park that carried Eisentraut's frames. Bear with me, because when you see the pic, you'll see where the Bishop frames MAY have come from. I'd be interested to know if they really influenced Chris, actually. I'd love to have a Bishop; best of luck with yours!


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    Default Re: Chris Bishop / Bishop Handcrafted Bicycles

    It's starting to look like a frame.

    frame on 30 June 2020.jpg

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    Default Re: Chris Bishop / Bishop Handcrafted Bicycles

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Porter View Post
    .........We would go from Bloomington, Indiana (Go IU!, Fight, fight, fight) to Chicago and always stop at the bike co-op on Lincoln Park that carried Eisentraut's frames. Bear with me, because when you see the pic, you'll see where the Bishop frames MAY have come from. I'd be interested to know if they really influenced Chris, actually.
    I spoke with Chris today about certain aspects of my build. In the conversation he did say that an early inspiration was in fact Albert Eisentraut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorTX-Dave View Post
    I spoke with Chris today about certain aspects of my build. In the conversation he did say that an early inspiration was in fact Albert Eisentraut.
    Thanks for thinking of that; very interesting. I'm sure if one wants to go down the rabbit hole even further, you could trace that style to other, earlier builders in the UK or elsewhere.

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    Default Re: Chris Bishop / Bishop Handcrafted Bicycles

    A few details.....the down tube is round 35mm at the headtube and ovalized 37.3X26.1mm (essentially a COLUMBUS MAX OVAL) at the BB along with a tapered seat tube that is 31.7 at the BB and 28.6 at the seat top tube junction for a stiff drive train that uses a 27.2 seatpost for compliance.

    The main triangle is together - with one of my heroes looking on....and another one of his outrageous lugs. OMG. And my wife claims that..."it's only a bike."
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    Default Re: Chris Bishop / Bishop Handcrafted Bicycles

    Enjoy it!!

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    Default Re: Chris Bishop / Bishop Handcrafted Bicycles

    Man, just when I thought I knew what my next move would be... This bike reminds me why I had got so keen on the idea of direct mount brakes.

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