Well, all I can say is Holey Moley!
I adore Bishop Bikes and this road bike is just a stunner!
Enjoy more of the photo stream on Bishop Bikes’ Flickr page.
Today I have another beautiful bike to share, this time a bespoke carbon road bike from Crumpton Cycles.
Overall the bike looks a little”podgy” because of the oversized downtube, but that just makes it more appealing to me.
The lime green colour is to die for, in my opinion!
If I ever build up another bike from found bike bits, I’ll paint the frame either lime green like this or dark grey with bright orange highlights.
Soulcraft Bicycles are out of Petaluma, California, and they make “Top Notch Bicycle Frames”.
I live in a place where dirt roads are just as common as sealed and I ride both.
So a full-fledged road bike won’t cut the mustard for most of my rides.
Hence I hanker for Mountain bikes, Cyclocross bikes and Touring bikes.
All are able to handle the bumps and lumps I subject them to.
Soulcraft Bicycles’ Dirtbomb looks the goods for me.
Slightly upright geometry, knobbly tyres, and a mostly Shimano XT groupset on a light blue steel frame all combine to make my legs tingle in anticipation of another glorious ride out of the river valley where I live into the cool dawn light.
From the bike’s web page: “ Sometimes it’s easier to describe this bike by what it’s not. It’s not a 29r with a big ole’ fork and room for big tires, and it’s not a skinny cross bike designed to be set up like a road bike. It’s just sweet. Built around the Panaracer Fire Cross 700c x 45c tires, this machine begs to be taken everywhere. It’s the bike we take when we have no idea where we’re going… When people see the Dirt Bomb, the usual response is, “Oooooh. That’s what I need!”
To cap it all, the complete bike comes fitted with Paul Thumbies!!
You already know how much I love thumb shifters.
Sit back and enjoy the video below about The Making of a Soulcraft bike.
More Bicycle Beauty, this time from Firefly Bicycles in Boston MA, U.S.A.
I came across this beauty while browsing the Firefly Tumblr pages.
From their web page:
“Firefly was born because we love our craft. We’re serious cyclists and we know you’ll appreciate the intelligence, passion, meticulous attention to detail and quality materials that go into every frame we make…Every single Firefly bike is made here in Boston from the highest quality stainless steel and titanium tubing.”
It’s too nice to take out in the mud and dirt!
Could you image doing this to a bike like the one above?
Traitor Cycles Exile.
Nice clean lines.
I’ve always like white & silver together, and the location for the shot is just right too.