Road to NAHBS 2012 – Reynold Yip of Yipsan Cycles

first_imgBIKERUMOR: Did you see anything last year that’s inspired you?REYNOLD: I do not recall a particularly impressive bike last year, but a bike that was built by Keith Anderson during NAHBS 2009 was very impressive and has kept me thinking about it every now and again.BIKERUMOR: Can you give us a teaser of what your bringing to NAHBS 2012?REYNOLD: I will be bringing a couple of bikes that are staples to my builds, a 650b randonneur / light tourer and a city bike. Plus, a bike inspired by my father and the bikes I rode when I was young. BIKERUMOR: If you had to race all the other builders, who would you want to inch out for the win right at the line?REYNOLD: I don’t know, I do not race. But I would like to ride along Doug White of White Industries, who used to build bikes, and is very supportive of us small shops building custom, made to measure bicycles Reynold Yip’s won the People’s Choice award at NAHBS 2010 and his 2011 collection saw a very nice Rambler and Big Mountain bike grace the show floor. For 2012, he’s bringing a show version of the 650b randonneur bike, like what you see here, and some retro-inspired cruisers. Until then, here’s a peek at what Yipsan Cycles been working on recently…BIKERUMOR: What have you been working in since NAHBS last year?REYNOLD: Lots of all road bikes and some city bikes.BIKERUMOR: Any killer custom bike builds?REYNOLD: I am quite happy how this bike came together, a 650b randonneur with integrated fender and lighting ready for any long rides on almost any terrain. A very wide gear range to allow my customer the possible need for steep climbs after a long day.last_img

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