There’s a special something in the Bishop family blood: Chris Bishop‘s father runs ModelCrafters, for which he builds exact dioramas of scenes from the United States military railway service. The attention to detail in these miniature worlds is astounding, a skill which has obviously rubbed off on Chris. Bishop Bikes are known for their superb craftsmanship, recognisable by finely filed lugs like those found on Frank’s road bike.
Messenger work is in Chris’ blood as much as a precise vision, so Chris still turns the pedals on a part-time basis, but turning the files provides equal job satisfaction, and it shows. Wearing metal down with his hands results in a rapier-like ride and a frame that’s organic in nature. Campagnolo’s 80th Anniversary gruppo is a suitable adornment, crowned with chevrons painted by Bryan Myers of Fresh Frame, along with seat bolts and fork crowns emblazoned with the Bishop logo.