Chris Bishop’s Philly Bike Expo collection included two standout bikes – this track bike built with new-old-stock provided by the customer, and a gorgeous disc brake road bike that’s a mix of chromoly and stainless steel.
For this track bike, the customer sent in old Columbus steel tubes, Suntour track dropouts and Nervex Professional lugs to have Chris assemble it into this beauty. The color comes from painter to the stars Keith Anderson, and the detail work of both paint and metal is pretty fantastic. Click on through to see the details…
The hidden seatpost clamp bolt is one of Chris’ trademark designs. He explained how he does it when we took a look at his personal bike this past summer.
This disc brake road bike gets a mostly stainless rear triangle and fork crown with a mix of Reynolds tubes that were all tapered, with the seat and down tubes getting bigger at the bottom bracket and the top tube getting bigger at the head tube.
Slick internal cable/hose routing exits through shapely ports on the fork and chainstay.
Another of Bishop’s trademarks are these smoothed lug points. Note how the orange lug thins gradually until the point is virtually flush with the tube.
You can barely see them, but the stainless seatstays come up from the bottom and sleeve over the top part of the tube. The shape is cut on a diagonal and the edges are beveled to smooth the transition. The bridge is stainless steel, too.
Chris is pretty stoked on how it turned out, saying this is one of his favorites ever.