Chris Bishop certainly hasn’t been resting on his laurels since the 2011 NAHBS in February, his blog is a constant tease of progress shots and detail images of new frames. The Philadelphia Bike Expo is the next major date on Chris’s calendar, and if his showing at the NAHBS is anything to go by, we should be in for a treat.
With such a busy schedule, it’s a wonder Chris manages to get out on the bike at all. His personal cyclocross bike definitely shows some evidence of getting the use it was intended for, however. Fortunately it wasn’t completely covered in mud, as most of the gorgeous details that characterize Chris’s bikes are still visible. The Bishop logo proudly adorns the head tube, and is reflected throughout the build: on the dropouts, seat collar, brake bridge and even the custom anodized stem cap. Chris is running a single speed drive train, which eliminates the hassle of cleaning mud and debris from one’s derailleurs and cassette. An ultra-reliable White Industries freewheel will ensure years of worry free service, as will the brakes from Paul Components. Hopefully this is the last time we’ll see this fine machine so clean. More details on the Bishop Bikes flickr.
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