Monday, 21 May 2018

Rene's Kuwahara Kikuichi MTB

Now this is rather special. A little backstory, a few years ago Takashi-san from Kuwahara got Rene at Giracha a Kikuichi 26" frame. Rene took his time building it up with a stunning selection of modern parts that kept an old school MTB aesthetic. Having been busy with work and family life, Rene didn't have much time to actually ride the bike. Recently Kenji-san from Ballooner & Crazy Sheep has been taking Rene out on the local trails. Last week the bike was at Giracha, obviously I took a ton a photos...



That Nitto cockpit...





TMG13 FLV saddle...


Race Face cranks and FLV pedals...


XTR drive...


And brakes...


Phil Wood hubs laced to H Plus rims...




An utterly stunning bike. Cheers to Rene and Sayaca for letting me shoot it.


Thursday, 17 May 2018

Pink Panasonic

Rather classy bright pink Panasonic road bike that brightened up a wet weekday afternoon in Osaka last Tuesday...





Saturday, 12 May 2018

Tsukiji-san's De Rosa King

Tsukiji-san from Viviana Cafe & Fitness Studio recently got a stunning new bike from Bicycle Shop Vit. A custom De Rosa King road bike with tons of Italian flair...


A Cinelli cockpit...


Fizik saddle with carbon rails...


Full Campagnolo carbon Record drive...




Campy carbon/titanium rear mech...


Campy brakes...


A beautiful bike. Follow Tsukiji-san on Instagram or if you're in the Higashi-Ikoma area drop into the cyclist friendly cafe for a coffee!