Wednesday 31 July 2013

Bi-Ci-Classica, Osaka

An afternoon out in Osaka today to visit the amazing Bi-Ci-Classica store in Matsuyamatchi. The shop specialize in vintage road bikes but that description does not quite do justice to the simply stunning collection of beautiful bikes inside... 

Situated in an old converted town house the store is full of jaw dropping bicycles, all lovingly restored by the store owner Mr Velati...

Some of the more modern frames and bikes in store.
A beautiful 1990's Lemond.
A gold 1980's Cellini.
They even have their own in-house brand, designed by Velati and hand built in Japan...

It seemed that everywhere you looked there was a piece of cycling history on display...

A vintage Bartali.
A Spinergy equipped Sappin just tucked away in a corner!
A limited edition Colnago.
A super cute kid's Pinarello.
An awesome shop stocking some stunning bicycles and parts, an essential must visit for any cyclist who finds themselves in Osaka or even Japan. When Kinki Cycle wins big at the next keirin meeting we will be back to buy that Lemond!