Reynold Yip’s won the People’s Choice award at NAHBS 2010 and his 2011 collection saw a very nice Rambler and Big Mountain bike grace the show floor. For 2012, he’s bringing a show version of the 650b randonneur bike, like what you see here, and some retro-inspired cruisers. Until then, here’s a peek at what Yipsan Cycles been working on recently…
BIKERUMOR: What have you been working in since NAHBS last year?
REYNOLD: Lots of all road bikes and some city bikes.
BIKERUMOR: Any killer custom bike builds?
REYNOLD: I am quite happy how this bike came together, a 650b randonneur with integrated fender and lighting ready for any long rides on almost any terrain. A very wide gear range to allow my customer the possible need for steep climbs after a long day.
BIKERUMOR: Did you see anything last year that’s inspired you?
REYNOLD: I do not recall a particularly impressive bike last year, but a bike that was built by Keith Anderson during NAHBS 2009 was very impressive and has kept me thinking about it every now and again.
BIKERUMOR: Can you give us a teaser of what your bringing to NAHBS 2012?
REYNOLD: I will be bringing a couple of bikes that are staples to my builds, a 650b randonneur / light tourer and a city bike. Plus, a bike inspired by my father and the bikes I rode when I was young.
BIKERUMOR: If you had to race all the other builders, who would you want to inch out for the win right at the line?
REYNOLD: I don’t know, I do not race. But I would like to ride along Doug White of White Industries, who used to build bikes, and is very supportive of us small shops building custom, made to measure bicycles