Bespoke Bicycles of Baltimore

On November 18th students and faculty had the opportunity of hearing Chris Bishop of Bishop bikes share about the process and complexities for building unique one of a kind bicycles frames. Bishop bikes is our second speaker this year in the Maker Speaker Series.

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Bishop’s presentation can be viewed here. https://www.flickr.com/photos/bishopbikes/albums/72157676650392725

Later in the day at the Maker Space presentation students had the opportunity to see his most recent build and handle many of his prototypes along with raw frame building materials to help illustrate his process. Chris talked in great detail about the fabrication process is linked to the performance of his frames. Many questions were asked about his particular signature style and design choices. Many of our most avid bike riders in the Friends School community were present to ask questions and some even shared riding stories and favorite local trails.

One particular story Chris shared during his visit was his own education on the craft of bicycle frame building. Students learned about his fabrication under the tutelage of Koichi Yamaguchi, a Master frame builder for the legendary “3 Rensho” company in Japan. Click here for more information about this sought after teacher  yamaguchi bike school

Chris will be teaching a course at the renowned  Metal Guru School in NYC this summer . Interested students can find information here. http://metalguruschool.com/

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