Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Cycle Letters 4

The best fixed gear shop in the world.
A couple of weekends ago we joined up with Fixed-in-Nara and ventured out to Osaka, starting things off right with a coffee stop at the mighty Giracha...

Giracha Coffee
Suitably caffeinated we headed north, taking in a bit of street art on the way...

Art.
Naturally stopping to shoot some cool #LockedUpBikes...

Kuwahara 24" BMX cruiser.
It was a beautiful spring day and Osaka was being so Osaka...

Osaka Style.
Our destination was OVE who were hosting the fourth Cycle Letters exhibition...

OVE
An exhibition/event where local bike friendly companies and cyclists come together to show off new products and teach various cycling related things including cycling photography, leather work, printing and more...

Cycle Letters.
Local Osaka shop Palm Garage had a nice display of products...

Palm Garage
Including their very cute NJS chain key rings...

Palm Garage key rings.
And custom Kashimax saddles...

Kashimax

Brooks
Araya had some nice city bikes on display...

Araya Swallow.

Araya.
A gorgeous, Shiga made Macchi Cycles road bike was being used to show off the stunning Modoru Kikaku bike stands...

Macchi Cycles X Modoru Kikaku
Local accessories and parts brand Adept Works had some really nice bits of kit on their stand...

Adept Works Arclock

Adept Works

Adept Works skewers 6 clamps.
Corner Bikes were showing off Keisuke's stunning new CX bike, that Salsa homage paint job was done by the masters at Cook Paintworks...

Keisuke's custom Corner Bikes
Munieq had some cool little bits on show like these folding coffee drippers, perfect for that #CoffeeOutside ride...

Munieq coffee drippers
Moca were showing off some stylish leather products...

Moca
Obiviosly there was a fair bit of bike porn parked outside the venue...

Little and large EBS.

Vigore.

Cannondale.

Gorgeous vintage Misonoi.

One of our favourite bikes in Osaka, Takeshi-san's Surly Troll.

KHS.
A big thank you to Brad, Sayaka, Shouichi, Adept Works, Takeshi and everyone at the Cycle Letters event for what was a really fun and friendly bike centric event. There will be more bike photos from the day posted here soon.

Giracha Walnut Club

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Samson Challenger At Giracha

A few shots of a stunning Samson Challenger funny bike shot at the amazing Giracha Walnut Club last weekend...





A big thank you to Sayaka-san for taking the time to show us this amazing upstairs showroom at Giracha. To see more photos from the Giracha shop and this showroom head over to the new look Fixed in Nara who has just posted a bunch of gorgeous photos from both places.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Custom Single Speed

Last Sunday we were out at the Cycle Letters event with F-i-N. While we sort through the ton of photos taken on the day here's a few photos of a gorgeous hand built single speed that was locked up outside as we were leaving...


A really simple and cool build with a Nitto/Thomson cockpit...


"Tempra Ace" hubs...


Beautiful lugwork...


Campy cranks...



One By Esu carbon forks....


Another NDS shot from a slightly different angle. That road was actually shit busy hence the lack of drive side shots!..


There will be tons and tons more from the Cycle Letters event posted here soon(ish).