Fort Collins, Colorado
ENTRY DESIGN DETAILS
- Steering lock mechanism.
- Anti-theft integrated cable lock system.
- Custom flower pattern front rack platform with asymmetric side support.
- Low step-through mixte frame design.
- Hidden brake and shifting cable.
- Hidden electrical wires.
- USB charging device.
- Integrated fenders and lights.
ABOUT THE BUILDER
Renold Yip’s bikes reflect a balance: traditional building skills and cultural heritage meshing with modern materials and techniques.
For example, the name YiPsan rhymes with “Mr. Yip” in Renold’s native tongue, Cantonese. And there are deep meanings in the logos and motifs on his hand-built bikes; a circular one is a stylized version of his last name, Yip, in simplified Chinese, while a square one simulates a stamp used by ancient kings to signify their approval. Finally, four Chinese words spell out “Hand made in steel.”
Renold was raised in Hong Kong and has been living in the U.S. since 2002. His bike-building philosophy embraces what he has learned from both Eastern and Western cultures. Every bike is built with an integration of modern fitting concepts, frame tubing and components with traditional building skills. YiPsan bicycles are built by hand, one at a time, and every bicycle is unique. Fit, ride quality and design for application are at the heart of each project. YiPsan was honored at the 2010 North American Handbuilt Bike Show for “Best City Bike” and “People’s Choice Award.”