Posts Tagged ‘njs’

Kierin Flick.

August 28, 2011

Love this image, and as Elcyclista says… there’s nothing better for roller work than a plain white T!.


Kinfolk Killer.

April 15, 2011

Spotted on my flickr stream this morning and I couldn’t resist having a further look. All I can say is: Clean!


Watch this.

March 9, 2011

Super, smashing, great… This film is all of these things. It’s shot extremely well with some real amazing photography and the commentary is good too, two thumbs up!

Before fixed-gear bikes became de rigueur for urban aesthetes, they were the weapon of choice for Japan’s fearless Keirin cyclists. A gladiatorial incarnation of track cycling that dates back to 1948, the Japanese sporting phenomenon operates by an intricate set of rules that sees competitors jostling for position on steeply banked tracks at lightning fast speeds, all but encouraging spectacular crashes. In today’s film for NOWNESS, Jonathan de Villiers (whose fashion photography and portraiture has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Wallpaper* and Fantastic Man) traveled to the national Keirin school in Tokyo and the Tachikawa and Yokkaichi velodromes to decode the strategy that governs the racing phenomenon. “I knew next to nothing about it when I went,” says de Villiers, “but I’m a big admirer of the anthropological documentary where you get taken into a whole different world. And what a strange, special and complex universe it turned out to be.” The state-run industry amasses tens of billions of dollars in gambling revenue each year.



April 7, 2010

… It’s on it’s way!

My ( actually, it isn’t mine anymore ) 1989 Duell track pursuit is on it’s way to NYC. Jeremy, look after it and I hope you get as much enjoyment out of riding it as I did.

Dura Ace Stash.

April 6, 2010



March 12, 2010

Once again BlueLug come through with the goodness.

Bridgestone Up Close.

February 10, 2010

See more of this beast here.

Kinfolk Hotness.

January 22, 2010

Keirin goodness.

January 21, 2010

Killer Softride that one…. funny that because if you are in the market for one of those there is a Cougar/Softride on Ebay right now and it’s at 99p ( not for much longer I suspect ). Peep here.


TFG Store.

November 13, 2009


So as most of you will know ( by now ) the Tokyo Fixed gear guys are opening a store and not only are they opening a store they opening a store in the west end man! Big things.

Expect to see two floors of goodness, from items of high grade ‘cycling streetwear’ to Japanese track frames. Tokyo Fixed Gear should have it all so get saving your pennies friends because on November 25th your going to need them.

Store Opens November 25th
Tokyo Fixed
4 Peters Street
Soho, London,


November 3, 2009


This is what happens when a degenerate tries to steal your bike by using the frame as leverage against a u-lock. I am saying… Dude what is to be gained from ruining the frame your trying to steal?

I hope the perp of this crime rots in the flames of hell.

Spotted at Keirin Culture.

My Favourite…

October 27, 2009

… NJS Framebuilders.





Pics courtesy of the NJS Keirin blogspot

CMWC Goodies.

October 20, 2009




Spotted at 14.
Via Bluelug.

Keirin Day.

October 16, 2009




Loving these photographs spotted on the Orange20 Flickr spot.

Thanks Hardy for the heads.


October 15, 2009


Via Hype in Japan.

Sugino MC.

October 5, 2009


Sugino 75 MC ring coming with a rather ‘retro’ look. I like it, I wonder if it is njs certified?

Via LSF.


September 17, 2009




Hipster as you like but I’m digging it… especially that back wheel. Now that is what I call chromed out!

Kentaro’s Ocean spotted over at EHVFXD.

Kinfolk Hotness.

July 22, 2009


Seen at Macaframa.
Photograph courtesy of the Kinfolk Flickr.

1989 Duell Track Pursuit.

July 20, 2009

Here it is, my most recent acquisition, a full columbus SLX 1989 Duell track pursuit frame in fantastic condition.

Built with what parts I had lying around it is now absolutely and perfectly rideable but I am still on the lookout for a few ‘choice’ parts… Namely a Steel, 65 degree drop variation of the Nitto ‘Jaguar’ stem, somesort of chrome aero seatpost and a set of decent cranks, oh and that white tyre has got to go! But for now I marinade and simply enjoy it.

It is a bit like riding permanently on the drops but the fact it takes a 700c up front makes it a little more forgiving on your wrists, thank goodness! The sheer tightness of the frame makes toe overlap a bit of an issue but not too much of a big deal, I mean it is not like I plan on doing barspins or anything! This thing is made to go fast in a straight line and that is what will continue to be done.






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