Velo City: Bicycle Culture and City Life

Bishop Bikes is a bespoke bicycle manufacturer based in Baltimore, Maryland. Founded by Chris Bishop, a highly-skilled frame builder, the company creates custom-made bikes using traditional techniques and the latest materials.

The emphasis is on a clean, modern aesthetic and precise attention to detail. Each bike is built by hand, and is tailored exactly to the customer’s needs, measurements, and specifications.

Bishop bikes can be used for many types of riding, including road, gravel, cyclocross, track, city/commuting, and randonneur.

In addition to his signature lugged and fillet-brazed bikes, Chris Bishop now also builds full-custom, TIG-welded frames, featuring the same quality as the lug and fillet-brazed frames, but at a more affordable price point.

A Dream No-One Else Can See: Bishop Bikes x VéloCOLOUR

A Dream No-One Else Can See: Bishop Bikes x VéloCOLOUR

A line from Candy, Iggy Pop’s 1990 duet with Kate Pierson, is an apt title for this long awaited collaboration between Baltimore’s Bishop Bikes and Toronto’s VéloCOLOUR studio — albeit a contrary one, as the result is an explosion of captivating colour.

Molten Miles: Black Magic Paint x Bishop Bikes

Molten Miles: Black Magic Paint x Bishop Bikes

Great paint can sometimes take as long to apply as it does to actually make the frame it’s going on. And while it can hide a multitude of sins, if it’s being applied to a Bishop, you can be assured it’s a show stopper.

Velo City: Bicycle Culture and City Life

Bishop Bikes Di2 Commuter

From the looks of things, Baltimore’s Chris Bishop’s latest customer is a tall dude, which makes him a perfect candidate for a custom frame. It…

Bishop Bikes Di2 Disc Road

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Bishop BIkes Rob’s Road

Winner of numerous awards at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, Baltimore’s Chris Bishop crafts frames that are already modern classics. His latest is destined…

Bishop Bikes Andrew’s Road

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Bishop Bikes 650B Rando

The construction of a randonneur bicycle requires far more design and fabrication than, say, a track bike, due to the extra functionality required by a…

Bishop Bikes Pista

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Bishop Bikes Frank’s Road

There’s a special something in the Bishop family blood: Chris Bishop‘s father runs ModelCrafters, for which he builds exact dioramas of scenes from the United…

Bishop Bikes Tommy’s Road

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Bishop Bikes Chris’s Own

This isn’t Chris Bishop‘s latest build at all, but I only stumbled across it recently and was awed by its striking features. Chris managed to…