Thursday, 19 January 2017

Bridgestone Radac Tailor Made

A few quick phone snaps of a well kept, vintage Bridgestone Radac "Tailor Made" roadbike spotted locked up outside Y's Road in Osaka a couple of weeks back..





Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Ame-San's Bridgestone Chero

Ame-san is a Nara based shoemaker, leather craftsman and fellow bicycle nerd. His custom Bridgestone Chero mini velo is one very classy bike...


Ame-san has crafted and hand stitched his own leather saddle cover...


And leather grips...


They're hand stitched under the bars enclosing the brake cables...


He also hand cut and polished the mudguards (fenders for our Yankee readers)...


And even hand crafted leather cable clips...


Like we said, classy, very classy.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Sunday, 15 January 2017

The White Stuff

Snow arrives across Kinki...

Image from here.
Time to wrap up and go shred!

Takao's Salsa Blackborrow

Takao-san's very custom Salsa Blackborrow fat bike shot at Bicycle Maru in Nara a couple of weeks ago...


This thing is a beast, ready for any adventure...


A Race Face/Sram drive (that's a Rindow Bikes Bullet Light above the mech)...


Phil Wood taking care of refreshments...



A big thank you to Takao-san for letting us shoot his very cool bike. Follow Bicycle Maru on Instagram for more custom adventure #bikeporn.