The Oregon Manifest presents bicycle frame builders with the challenge of designing the best utility bicycle. These designs range from large cargo bikes that carry heavy loads to lighter bikes suited for the challenges of urban commuting.
This matte/gloss black fat fork mountain bike was enough to make me drool.
The 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) has arrived. I would like to start The Bicycle Escape’s coverage of the event with my new ride, the pictured YiPsan cruiser.
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.
Some of you may have noticed that our pal Renold Yip was featured on the cover of the NAHBS program.
The Pictured bike was awarded with both "The People's Choice Award" and "Best City Bicycle" at the 2010 North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Richmond, Va.
Thanks to Renold and all who attended our YiPsan event yesterday.
I posted a few pictures on Flickr about this project but here is the full report.
I wanted a simple and attractive chain guard to go on a very special YiPsan cruiser for my lovely wife. Naturally, I could not find what I wanted so I made it.