NAHBS 2011 – Bishop Cycles’ Track, Cyclocross and City Bikes

nahbs 2011 bishop cycles brett horton city commuter bike

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…

nahbs 2011 bishop cycles brett horton city commuter bike nahbs 2011 bishop cycles brett horton city commuter bike

Everything on the Horton bike was over the top. Paint was fantastic and detailed and components were polished and tricked out.

nahbs 2011 bishop cycles brett horton city commuter bike nahbs 2011 bishop cycles brett horton city commuter bike

nahbs 2011 bishop cycles brett horton city commuter bike nahbs 2011 bishop cycles brett horton city commuter bike

nahbs 2011 bishop cycles best steel bike track bicycle with multishape chromoly tubing

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.

nahbs 2011 bishop cycles best steel bike track bicycle with multishape chromoly tubing

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.

nahbs 2011 bishop cycles silver commuter city bike

Randonneur / Touring bike.

nahbs 2011 bishop cycles silver commuter city bike nahbs 2011 bishop cycles silver commuter city bike

nahbs 2011 bishop cycles silver commuter city bike

nahbs 2011 bishop cycles silver track bike

Track bike.

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nahbs 2011 bishop cycles silver track bike

nahbs 2011 bishop cycles cyclocross race bike

Cyclocross Bike with integrated seat post.

nahbs 2011 bishop cycles cyclocross race bike

nahbs 2011 bishop cycles cyclocross race bike

Comments

garrett - 03/01/11 - 5:49pm

alright, im not well versed in hand made bikes but can someone tell me about the old components
i mean they look like they have little to no wear on them. Is it just that these part are used year after year on bikes for shows?
Or is it that these old parts from the builder/customer that they think look good on the bike?
Dont get me wrong they fit the look it just looks like the cranks have never been used to me.

Mark - 03/01/11 - 5:58pm

Great to see the old MS tubing again. I built myself a fillet brazed track from with it back in the 80′s. Very difficult to work with as every tube is a different shape. That Bishop is absolutely stunning!

Mark - 03/01/11 - 6:00pm

Doh – I meant to say I built myself a track BIKE, not a track…

Gillis - 03/01/11 - 9:02pm

The ‘cross bike looks strikingly familiar to my own: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30234533&l=eeb15dd3f4&id=17403400

Daniel - 03/02/11 - 11:38am

@ Garrett: The old components are NOS-New Old Stock. They are the real deal that have been sitting in a bike shop or on somebody’s shelf long after the rest of the industry moved on only to be put on a show bike decades later.

garrett - 03/02/11 - 12:32pm

@Daniel so people are buying red and Di2 and other stuff now to put on future bikes? to me that just seems silly, also would some of the part degrade over time just sitting there?

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