NAHBS 2011 – Bishop Cycles’ Track, Cyclocross and City Bikes
Bishop Cycles, who won for Best Steel Bike, was also part of the Brett Horton building group (as was Bilenky’s bike that won Best Lugged).
Shown above, the Brett Horton collection of bikes strewn about the show were a cost-is-no-object art project by Mr. Horton. Bishop’s creation was a men’s city bike and it showcased some very nice build and accessory features. They also had the award-winning track bike with MS tubes, another track bike and a very nice black and white ‘cross racer. Check ‘em all after the break…
Everything on the Horton bike was over the top. Paint was fantastic and detailed and components were polished and tricked out.
At first, I was drawn in by the paint on this bike. The green is nice, but the detail work at the head tube area that mimics the shape of the lugs is subtle but elegant.
Following the show, I was chatting with one of the judges, Dale Brown, and showing him the picture above this one when he mentioned that it was made of rare, old MS (MultiShape) tubing…which is likely what led to its win, among other features. Check the chainstays above…the left is in a triangular shape, the right is oval.
Randonneur / Touring bike.
Cyclocross Bike with integrated seat post.