Looking at these images of Chris Bishop’s craftsmanship, I can’t help but be reminded of its similarity to a fine hand made watch. The idea isn’t that far from reality — the opportunity to own such a fine vehicle comes around rarely in ones life, the quality and engineering means that it will not only outlast you, if take care of it, but you’ll be able to pass it on to the next generation.
This year’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Sacramento was a successful one for Bishop Bikes. Three awards for three bikes, including Best Steel Frame for this track frame, equipped with Shimano’s Dura Ace 10-Pitch groupset. It’s at once an elegant and rugged frame, the vintage Prugnat lugs given a new dimension with extra brass.
This frame is laid out with the angles of 57.5cm ctt ST x 56.5cm ctc TT and if they’re your angles, you’re in luck: Chris is offering to sell the frame and fork for US$2,800. It can be painted your favorite color for an extra charge, but why would you want to hide Chris’s exemplary skills? Contact Chris at Bishop Bikes to secure it, or John ‘Prolly’ Watson if you’re interested. Special thanks also to John for the fine photography — check out his blog for more awesome NAHBS coverage.