NAHBS 2013: Bishop Bikes Wins Best Road Bike, Shows off Track Bikes and Classic Townie As Well
My stop by Bishop Handmade Bikes this year, like every year, was filled with eye candy. We, and now you, are treated to a lovely lugged road bike with modern parts (that won best road bike at NAHBS 2013), a 70’s themed track bike, a raw track bike with NOS Campy Super Record and Cinelli parts, and a classic lugged townie.
Images galore past the jump.
The paint on this lugged beauty follows the breaks in the tubes. Each section of the frame gets a color.
Sometimes, you just build a part you want to build because you can. In this case an afternoon was “wasted” building a custom top cap and tool to remove it. Time well spent if you ask me.
This track bike is the painted frame that was displayed raw at last years NAHBS. The final build up is done in a 70’s theme in conjunction with drillium.
Seriously. It’s lighter.
Wait? Could it be? Why yes it is. Campy seat post. Fluted to boot.
Just like last year, Bishop had a raw frame on display at this years show. This work of art was built up using NOS Campy Record track parts the customer sent him, plus NOS Cinelli parts Bishop already has on hand. The paint scheme will include the old Martini Team colors. I can’t want to see this one when it’s finished. Keep up with the Bishop Flickr page for more details.
It’s all in the details.
Navy blue and gold are the colors found on this classic lugged townie. Drilled Campy brake levers and a 1 x 5 drivetrain with NOS parts round out the build.