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.
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.
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.
I recently had the absolute pleasure of building the pictured YiPsan all-road bike for Catherine. The frame is hand crafted in the lugged tradition. I refer to this bike as an “all-road” bike because it is designed to accept wider cyclocross tires, but has road bike geometry.
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We will kick off my North American Handmade Bicycle Show blog fest with an extra special post.
This YiPsan 650b mountain bike turned quite a few heads. Tons of tire clearance and tons of style.
I just built this YiPsan steel 29er mountain bike. The frame is fillet brazed and finished with a translucent red that allows you to see the brazing underneath. Stop by the shop and check the bike out in person or better yet set up a demo.
Roger just finished building his new do-it-all bike, a YiPsan monster cross. The bike is set up for all-day comfort in the saddle. The frame has clearance for wider knobbies so light mountain trails are not off limits.