We kicked off our coverage of the 2017 Philly Bike Expo with just a smattering of amazing custom machines from Bishop Bikes, Engin Cycles, No.22 Bicycle Company, and others. That was just a small sampling of what was on tap inside the Philadelphia Convention Center, however, and we continue today with another round of phenomenal creations.
As one might expect, many of these bikes are covered in luscious paint jobs, or otherwise treated to varying levels of ornateness. But it’s important to note that in terms of function, what sits on the surface is just window dressing; what lies beneath is far more important. Many new builders create an initial splash of interest by making a big visual statement, but the ones with true staying power back that up with the substance of reliable construction, proper alignment, and the reassurance of a solid business model.
There are lots of custom builders out there these days, but which ones will last? Only time will tell, but in the meantime, enjoy our second round of bespoke bikes here.