Bishop Bikes: Boosters and Mini V’s Sep 24, 2012

These are the types of posts I love seeing from Chris Bishop. I like to think of Chris’ work as detailed, with a purpose. While I’ve got nothing against builders who file down pedal cages and machine their own tail lamps, I really appreciate little nuances that make a bike function better, while adding a little aesthetic pulse of energy.

Chris cites Aaron Hayes from the late Courage Cycles as a precedent for this (something I wish the new jack builders would do – cite your sources), as an effort to stiffen up cantis and mini v’s. He even noticed an increase in stiffness while brazing this bridge booster in place.

See the mini v’s installed below.

Very nice indeed. Although personally, I would have thrown some Paul Mini Motos on there, but to each his own…

  • Psynydebikes

    I was thinking of fabricating a similar bridge on my CX frame today morning! what a co incidence !

  • Matthew J

    He really nails the curve match.  You are right though, the Pauls would be a little more clean as they only have the cable on top. 

  • Mattypants

    As this happens to be my bike I’ll defend my choice by saying while the Pauls “might have been a little more clean” they look lopsided and uneven to me so I decided against them. Either way, Chris is a master and this bike is going to be slammin.

    • http://theradavist.com John Watson

      I like that they’re true to the forces at play though, which
      are asymmetrical. Still, this bike will be slammin for sure!