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BISHOP BIKES out of Baltimore, MD

Old 10-23-08, 06:12 PM
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BISHOP BIKES out of Baltimore, MD

Not much out there on them so I just wanted to share. I dont work for them. I dont even really know them. They just make amazing bicycles locally here in Baltimore, Md. Not cheap but well worth it.

"[Chris Bishop] founded Bishop Bikes officially in 2008 in Baltimore. They specialize in custom steel bicycle frame design and construction. Bishop Bikes strives to push the boundaries of the classic steel medium, using innovative combinations of classic and modern technology. Their goal for every client is to design a frame that feels like a perfect extension of the rider."

www.myspace.com/bishopbikes
www.bishopbikes.com (under construction)






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Old 10-23-08, 06:27 PM
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As long as he isnt charging boutique prices. A Mid-Atlantic frame builder is nice to have.
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Old 10-23-08, 06:29 PM
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Loving those bikes, especially the first two.
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Old 10-23-08, 06:39 PM
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awesome. i wonder the prices....

umbc student cant afford much! lol
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Old 10-23-08, 07:09 PM
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these frames look awesome and i'm totally digging that there's an Unsane record in the background.
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Old 10-23-08, 08:37 PM
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Bmore tough.
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Old 10-23-08, 08:56 PM
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i want the curved seat tube one. real bad.
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Old 10-24-08, 07:29 AM
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Where is the shop?
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so what if it's custom, are you suddenly NOT a jackass?
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Old 10-24-08, 08:50 AM
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bishop's bike that he made for his wife is AMAZING. I can't find photos of it, but its a hand painted picture sprawling the entire frame, and then clear coated
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i had no idea someone like this was in b-more! damn, now i want one and have absolutely no money for such things. maybe i can work out some sort of indentured servanthood in exchange for a frame
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Old 10-24-08, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by wearyourtruth View Post
i had no idea someone like this was in b-more! damn, now i want one and have absolutely no money for such things. maybe i can work out some sort of indentured servanthood in exchange for a frame
There are actually three of us!

Nash Cycles
Bishop Bikes
Palermo Bicycles

Oh and look out for a new bike shop coming soon...
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Old 10-24-08, 08:53 PM
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Oh and look out for a new bike shop coming soon...
...mayhaps in the HourHaus building Falls Road level???... just a guess LOL.

p.s., Nash bikes are rad too. I dont know him (You) either but word spreads about talented frame builders.

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Old 10-24-08, 09:02 PM
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I dont understand how some of these smaller builders (like freeman etc) make any money charging 2000ish for frames/bikes. Whos going to trust someone whos maybe sold 4 bicycles with a 2000 dollar job?
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Old 10-25-08, 12:42 AM
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If you dont know how someone is "making money" selling frames for $2000 with repeat business, you are in need of a business and economics course. 4 bicycles? Try dozens if not hundreds.
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Old 10-25-08, 01:55 AM
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god those are exquisite.... if i had the moneys if only... amazing work.. the lugs look like baroque art
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Originally Posted by RichPugh View Post
If you dont know how someone is "making money" selling frames for $2000 with repeat business, you are in need of a business and economics course. 4 bicycles? Try dozens if not hundreds.
Hundreds? If thats so my statement certainly doesnt stand up, but a lot of sites Ive seen show very very few examples of bikes theyve built, and I certainly never see or hear anything about them. Im all for them succeeding, I just guess I would like a larger example of their work on their sites.
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Old 10-25-08, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by RichPugh View Post
...mayhaps in the HourHaus building Falls Road level???... just a guess LOL.

p.s., Nash bikes are rad too. I dont know him (You) either but word spreads about talented frame builders.
Thats the one! Word does travel fast in Smalltimore I guess

I'll start a new thread when the shop gets closer to opening.
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Old 10-25-08, 08:41 PM
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Baltimore does have great builders. Palermo, Nash and Bishop should put on a show =)
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Great looking company and frames! So to the price question how much do these frames actually start at? Just curious.
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Originally Posted by anomaly View Post
Baltimore does have great builders. Palermo, Nash and Bishop should put on a show =)
I agree!

Originally Posted by Adam G. View Post
Great looking company and frames! So to the price question how much do these frames actually start at? Just curious.
You should call Chris and I'm sure he'd be glad to tell you all about it.
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