Bishop wins Best Steel Bike!

Chris won the 2011 NAHBS's Best Steel Bike award this past weekend in Austin.

Here is what Chris had to say:
My Columbus MS track bike won Best Steel Bike at the 2011 NAHBS! I am really excited and had a great time at NAHBS this year. I met so many great people and meeting and hanging out with these people is always the best part of bike shows. Dan Artley’s bike and the Brett Horton town bike were also the favorite of many who came by to see the bikes. The Horton bike’s female counterpart, Shelly Horton’s bike by Bilenky Cycle Works, was also a hit and won best lugged bike at the show. Dinucci deservedly won Best in Show with his town bike. I am a big fan. I will be posting some pictures to flickr soon of the MS bike, Dan’s Rando, and the Horton Town bike all built up. More soon!

His bikes.
His site.


Sic details...

Marty at GeekHouse is getting his bikes ready for the North American Handmade Bike Show that wil be taking place in Austin this year. Eye candy.


Snap and flash

2 great pics from a great photographer, Scott Pommier.

Stop jockin...

I have known both Montagne & Bishop for a long time. I know them well enough that when these two forces collide a lot of perfection, time and money will be spilled. This is the fruit of their first creative collaboration.
An all stainless ride with polished lugs and polished logos, carbon rims and bar and other high-end goodness.


360 degree video...

Just click and drag. Imagine mountain biking shot this way. RedBull Rampage?


"The Art of Flight"


Stem babies

Was talking to my good friend Chris on Sunday. He was sputtering some crazy story of a stem he was making for a customer. about a 1000 hours later this is what you get.

From Chris: "I was going to do a fillet stem originally then Brett sent me a pic of a Rene Herse stem and asked if I could do one like it. I have had a block of 6061 around that I was planning on using for a stem some day. Well It is a LOT more work than I ever thought. Especially on my little Linely Jig mill. Making this stem reminded me of a three pitch rock climbing trip I took with a friend to Seneca rocks. The farther you went up the higher the stakes were and the more careful you had to be. By day four of the machining I knew one wrong move would set me back that much further. I had another stem ahead of it that I would use to test each set up with, but early on I messed up the drop angle, so it was like a track stem. After the machining I hand filed all the edges to give it a more organic handmade feel, which definitely transformed it from the downhill stem it was looking like during the machining process."


2 nice things.



A nice shop in Denver, with an impeccable collection of suspension forks.

Gear down clown...


Have a seat, dick.

Something for the 29er crowd.