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…

12 responses to “2018 NAHBS: Bishop Bikes Item 4 Production Road”

  1. Thomas Lowry says:

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

  2. Trevor Martin says:

    Whisky road fork?

  3. Jon B. says:

    How and when, take my money, etc

  4. Avuncular says:

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

  5. Tommy Barse says:

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

  6. Baler71 says:

    I love the subtlety curved seat stays. Swoon.