2018 NAHBS: Bishop Bikes Item 4 Production Road

Baltimore’s Chris Bishop of Bishop Bikes hasn’t been to NAHBS since 2013 and this year, he brought what he’s known for and then some. You can always count on Chris for the finest fillet and lug construction, but I was completely surprised to see him soft-launch a production line called Item 4, named after the substrate specification used in gravel roads in the North East. Item 4 is a collaboration with Vicious Cycles, who is tig-welding the front triangle of these frames, with Chris fillet brazing the rear and all the accoutrement needed for a rim brake or disc brake road bike. Chris really wants to expand the Bishop Bikes lineup, to get more people out on bikes that he’s designed and to be honest, I can’t wait to see more of these roll out of his Baltimore workshop…

  • Thomas Lowry

    This is amazing. This is how you make Dura Ace look good. Swap those cranks for WI. Perfect.

    • Agreed! These bikes look amazing too.

      • Thomas Lowry

        Couldn’t agree more.

    • Roel

      I see Ultegra, not Dura Ace.

      • Thomas Lowry

        You are correct. What I should have said was, this is how you make Shimano groups look good (without those flying saucer cranks from the future) :D

  • Trevor Martin

    Whisky road fork?

  • Jon B.

    How and when, take my money, etc

    • Right? I’m anxiously awaiting Chris to launch this project.

  • Avuncular

    Yahoo a Flite saddle! Timeless classic design. The bike’s not bad too.

  • Tommy Barse

    I have an Item 4 I’m waiting to paint up at Carl the Snarl’s. So stoked about these bikes.

  • Baler71

    I love the subtlety curved seat stays. Swoon.