Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Nagasawa Special @ Giracha

A few shots of a very special, very cool Nagasawa track bike at Giracha, Osaka. This was the first frame that Nagasawa-san built for Giracha according to their custom specifications. It's been through many build ups over the years and now sits in the new Giracha Walnut Club space in the shop. It really is the bike of dreams for all you fixed heads...



Kashimax in the house...






When we dropped back into the shop a few days later the bike was rocking a set of Dura Ace carbon disc wheels. Because it's Giracha and they can do that kind of thing...


The. Best. Fixed. Gear. Bike. Shop. In. The. World.


Follow the following, Giracha Walnut Club, Track Supermarket, Sayaka-san, Rene Giracha, Tsutsumi-san and don't forget they serve some damn fine coffee too.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Salsa Marrakesh SS @ Bicycle Maru

Another stunner from Bicycle Maru. This custom single speed Salsa Marrakesh was actually built up earlier this year but after the original Velocity rear hub fell apart on the second ride it was back in the Maru workshop for a new wheelbuild, a perfect opportunity to grab a few shots... 


The bike is built around the Fairweather (Nitto) Bullmoose bar...



With the Brooks non dead animal skin finishing kit...


Shimano Zee at the cranks...


And the new hubs are the enigmatic, classic Hadley Racing. Maru-san had to rebuild both wheels, warranty is a really sketchy issue in Japan so although Sim Works will reimburse him for the fucked up Velocity hub he won't be reimbursed for the time and effort of building two wheels again...


Oh and those are the classic Rindow Bullet Lights...



A beautiful build and hopefully now running longer than two rides. Follow Bicycle Maru on Instagram for more like this.


Saturday, 9 December 2017

Tsutsumi's Samson Challenger

A few quick shots of Giracha mechanic Tsutsumi's beautiful custom Samson "Challenger" funny bike shot at the new Giracha Walnut Club space last week...





See more rare custom Giracha builds on the Track Supermarket Instagram feed.