I can honestly say that I’ve been following the work of Chris Bishop, of Bishop Bikes since he first began building frames in Charm City, USA, aka Baltimore. Chris has been building for over four years and his career as a bicycle messenger shaped the way that he looked at frame design. His work started out as almost all track bikes: simple, elegant street machines and slowly grew into road, rando, and cross frames. Chris still works as a part-time messenger and stepping into his workspace was like visiting a time capsule of messenger events from the 90’s.
Over the years, he’s produced some of the most stunning bicycles, all with their own style and catered to his client’s specific needs. After the Philly Bike Expo, I traveled to Baltimore with Chris to check out his shop and get fit for my road bike.
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I want to thank Chris for opening his doors and I had a blast having a few drinks with him, shooting the shit and discussing my bike. Like always, I took way too many photos, so check out more at my Flickr!