After receiving well-deserved adulation at this year’s NAHBS, Chris Bishop’s green track machine has been photographed by the incredibly talented John Fabrizio, and he’s done a great job of capturing the details that have earned Chris his respected reputation.
After the stark monotone of Montagne’s stainless steel track frame, this Columbus MS has been given a vibrant coat of paint by the masterful Bryan Meyer at Fresh Frame. The scheme is almost reminiscent of the 70s hot rod glitter flake style, and only accentuates the streamlined lugwork.
A concise seat tube cluster has become a trademark of Chris’s designs, along with seamless welds that reveal his skill with the torch.
Another feature that Chris has become known for is the combination bar and stem. The fluted profile continue the modular lines beyond the frame into the cockpit, culminating in a pair of custom leather-bound Nitto ADB_X bars.
A dual plate fork crown sits underneath the head set, providing a reliable, classic accent. The bladed spoked wheels have been brought in line with the frame by color-matched nipples.
The heraldic branding of Bishop Bikes is emphasised by the ornate head badge, seamlessly integrated onto the head tube.
Columbus’ proprietry bottom bracket shell ensures a rock solid base, essential for the lateral stress exerted by racing on the track.
These images are a real credit to John Fabrizio’s talent, perfectly capturing the intricate simplicity of Chris’s creation. There’s many more detail shots on the Bishop Bikes flickr stream. You can contact Chris through his website.