Friday, 29 July 2016

Delft Fietswerkplaats, Nara


A visit to the wonderful Delft Fietswerkplaats in Nara last week. Located just 5 minutes from Saidai-ji station, Delft stock a range of beautiful contemporary touring bicycles from brands including Araya, Raleigh and Emperor...










There's a good range of accessories and parts in stock...


Including a rather neat little handlebar bag bracket designed and made by the shop...



Naturally, the store owner rides a beautiful, vintage LeMans, fully set up for some bicycle camping action...



Sugino Super Maxy cranks...



With one of the first generations of Shimano Deore at the rear mech...


A friendly, welcoming and superb little shop, well worth seeking out should you find yourself in Nara.


You can keep up with all things Delft by following their Instagram and Facebook pages.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Custom Low Roadie @ Cycle Garden

Cycle Garden in Kyoto build and stock some very nice bikes and the staff there ride some absolute stunners. A few quick snaps of this seriously high end Low Bicycles road bike belonging to shop manager Takuya-san...


Enve cockpit and forks. Mavic hoops and Panaracer tyres...


Sram Force drive...


Serious bit of bike porn. Follow Cycle Garden via their Instagram and Twitter pages.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Summer in the City

Out in a stupidly hot Osaka yesterday afternoon with Spinning Is Winning, starting things off at the mighty Giracha...

Giracha. 
Where there's always cool stuff to shoot...

Vintage 3Rensho.
Kashimax X 3Rensho X Giracha.
After that a brief stop at Velo Life Unpeu...

Parking.
Then dropping into 1Jyo Ultimate Factory

1Jyo. Photo by Andrew.
Straggler x Sim Works Homage
Cross Check. 
A pit stop at Hutte 8to8...

Hutte. Photo by Andrew.
Before heading north...

Spinning...
The essential combini stop for refreshments...

Rest.
Across the river...

...Winning.
And finishing things up at the ever wonderful Master Pista...

Master Pista.
Who always has some super cool custom projects on the go...

"Laser"
Projects.
King Speed. 
BMW.
A big thank you to Andrew, the Gira Gira crew and Master Pista

Esow x Giracha.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Circles Tailored

A bunch of shots taken upstairs at the mighty Circles store in Nagoya during the Personal Bike Show last month...

Circles Tailored.
This part of the shop is called Circles Tailored where customers can be guided through the custom bicycle order process. As well as some gorgeous Chris King Cielo bikes on display as part of the P.B.S there were many other beautiful bikes and frames dotted around...

Cielo.
Cielo.
Seven Cycles
DeSalvo.
Cielo Frames.
DeSalvo
Retrotec
Vicious Cycles.
Vicious Cycles.
Sycip
Along with all the beautiful bikes and frames there's clothing, bags, bottles, caps, books and a ton of cool memorabilia...

Jerseys.
Jean Jacket.
Bags.
Bottles.
Tubes & Tools.
Choices.
Reading.
Hub porn.
Be sure to follow the Circles and Circles Tailored Instagram accounts for more of this sort of thing.

Hampsten's Huffy and DeSalvo art.