Posts Tagged ‘japan’

Glove Goodness.

November 18, 2009

Blue lug always get it right.

Spotted at Pedal Consumption.

Affinity x CMWC.

November 11, 2009


We’re helping raise money for CMWC Japan by donating the first production Kissena frame set, and four Lo Pro frame sets custom powder coated candy clear red with white CMWC and Affinity graphics. The Kissena is size small 52cm and we have two small and two medium Lo Pros available.

The Kissena frame set is $899.00, and the Lo Pro’s are $500.00 f/f. All money raised will go to the CMWC fund. This is a great chance to help support CMWC, and for doing so you’ll be sporting the first Kissena or a custom Lo Pro.

Prolly via Affinity.

My Favourite…

October 27, 2009

… NJS Framebuilders.





Pics courtesy of the NJS Keirin blogspot

Keirin Day.

October 16, 2009




Loving these photographs spotted on the Orange20 Flickr spot.

Thanks Hardy for the heads.

Flickr Bike Check.

October 15, 2009




That Geoffrey Butler is lovely but I am really not sure why the fine Zunow time trial bike complete with tri bars and fluoro paint has a bell on it, dude get an air horn on there you may as well.



October 1, 2009


Japanese brand Tomoni is run by a small collective of very positive and progressive thinking people. Unlike traditional business were the focus is making money and moving units. Tomoni’s goal is to have fun working together as a cooperative to create beautiful bikes and building stronger and healthier communities.


That is one of the nicest head badges I have seen for a while… although good as it is I still rate the Kinfolk design as my number one. Sorry Tomoni! Great decals though.

Via Tracko.
Words from Cadence.
Peep the Tomoni website.


August 24, 2009

Whilst paying for a packet of 10 Marlboro ‘lights’ at my local off license’ last night I heard “Yo! How much your bike was!?” This poor use of the English language had come bellowing indoors towards me from one of the three youths stationed outside like a verbal tsunami and I replied accordingly. “Mind your own business son”.

After the smoking materials had been gained and my change emptied into my pocket I returned to my parked bicycle outside to be met again with “How much?” and my answer was the same.

The brief conversation that followed between these three boys and myself brought us to the untimely conclusion that the Purple 1989 Duell track pursuit bicycle that I was using was actually “shit” and worth no more than £50 in today’s money and that their cousins Carrera “racer” was blatantly ten times better than mine as he had bought his from Halfords. I had absolutely no come back. Actually he did say that my saddle was “Sick eni” which apparently means that it is pretty good… bonus. We finished up, threw a couple of soft curses at each other and went on our way, smiling.

Now then, joking aside they actually did think that their cousins Carrera was ten times better than mine and why wouldn’t they. Beauty is, after all in the eye of the beholder.

Which leads me to these. Some photos from a gallery Hardy sent me via email a while ago with the title ‘Crap but good’.







Photographs taken from Custom Star Japan.

Kinfolk x Carnival.

August 21, 2009


As an emerging bike-brand, Kinfolk looked to one of Japan’s most respected and established Keirin bike builders in Kusaka to produce and manufacture the brand’s frames. With few possessing the necessary knowledge, patience and understanding required to build a bike of this quality, Kinfolk’s offerings are undoubtedly something that won’t easily escape your mind. Teaming up with another respected entity in bike shop Carnival Tokyo, together the two release a co-branded fixed gear bike featuring a Kinfolk frame and Carnival Tokyo components.

Via Hypebeast.
Kinfolk Bicycles.

Kinfolk Hotness.

July 22, 2009


Seen at Macaframa.
Photograph courtesy of the Kinfolk Flickr.

Right now…

July 21, 2009

I am mainly wiling out over Zunow bikes, Andy this post is for you.




Chromed out.

July 15, 2009


Brick lane Bikes, the store everybody loves to hate has just got these in. The chrome is the one for me here and also quite a good alternative to anyone looking for and not finding a set of NOS Rigida DP18.

Kevin, perhaps this is what you have been waiting for?


H plus Son.

July 2, 2009


Looks like H plus son have dropped a not so deep rim onto the market… Currently only available in Black and with a 32 hole drilling.

These might prove a nice alternative to the popular Velocity Deep V but I guess only time will tell.

Via Hplusson.

Shop open!

July 1, 2009


Go peep.

Framebuilding Friday.

June 26, 2009

Take a peak inside the Kansai based workshop of Kusaka San: Master framebuilder of Kinfolk and Vivalo.


Absolutely stunning photographs with more on the Flickr.
Via ways and Means.

New Frames in…

June 24, 2009

… at the NJS frames and parts supermarket. And for those like myself who have been waiting it looks like the new website will be up shortly too.




Keirin in Black and White.

June 10, 2009

I am not sure of you had noticed but of late I seem to have gained a certain penchant for vintage cycling photographs. You gotta love old photos right?

So to keep everyone happy and also to keep the vintage theme going here are a selection of amazing pictures of some Keirin happenings.








Nagasawa Envy.

May 19, 2009

These beauties are available now at Super Makuri.


May 18, 2009

Eero, the new rim from H Plus Son is a deep section rim designed to take abuse. Expect the same high quality workmanship you find on Formation Face and SL42.

So as Velocity release the B43 and the Chukker H+Son are soon to release the Eero. Now I know nothing about this rim other than what is written up there but I have no doubt that this rim will be hella strong and hella swish.

More info soon.


May 5, 2009

No Really… these strong-Vs look hectic and I love them!

If I wasn’t so concerned about not colour coding I would be on these like a bee on honey.


Available now in an array of colours at Tokyo Fixed Gear.

About time too.

May 5, 2009


H plus Sons got a website.

Go peep.

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