We had the honor to bring this Harry Havnoonian back to life.
This was one of my favorite restorations. The bike is owned by my pediatrician. He purchased it from his family's bike shop a few decades ago.
Baltimore, Maryland frame builder Chris Bishop won the honor of Best Steel Frame at the 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Austin, TX.
The term custom is thrown around quite a bit in the bicycle industry. Sometimes it describes a stock bike frame with a hand-picked parts assortment. To others a custom bike is one with custom geometry and tubes designed to best suit a specific persons needs.
I was quite pleased with the way our most recent YiPsan build. Steel tubes and components kept the weight down to 18.5lbs with custom frame, fork, post, and stem.
In case you missed it there is a great article about Renold Yip of YiPsan Bicycles in Spokes Magazine. The beautiful "Sunflower" bike on the cover is still here at the shop if you would like to see it in person.
Baltimore native Tom Palmero never disappoints.
Thanks to Renold and all who attended our YiPsan event yesterday.
We just finished a new stock build. It is a super rad Independent Fabrication Factory Lightweight built up with a Shimano Ultegra kit.
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