Saturday, 30 August 2014

VIVALO FRAME SET REPAINT BY SWAMP THINGS

Gorgeous Vivalo custom painted by the Above Bike Store...



More of this sort of thing over on the Starfuckers Flickr page

Summer

A DAY IN THE LIFE (for LMC2)

Just A Ride...

A relatively rain free day offered a chance for a brief afternoon ride yesterday on Mt Wakakusa...


We caught sight of one other cyclist making his way back down to town...


Then, somewhat expectedly, it rained. We took shelter at one of our favorite spots...



And messed around with some double exposure photography as the rain came down...



We are praying on the damn rain clearing before next weekend's Fixed Bike Festival in Osaka, fingers crossed for that!

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Handbuilt Bicycle Meeting - The Visitor's Bikes

We have been having some crappy, rainy weather here recently meaning not many chances get outand ride. That also means a bit of a drought in original content to post, so here's a few shots of some of the bikes that were parked outside the Handbuilt Bicycle Meeting in Kyoto last month...

Kelly SS MTB
Custom Surly with Xtracycle 
EBS 
Sunrise
Sunrise

Fingers crossed the weather will improve as we go into September and we'll have a lot more new content to post!

Hot dog.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

JAPANESE STEEL: A NEW BEGINNING

A fantastic article with great photos over on the Kinoko Cycles site about the new wave of Japanese frame builders...

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Cruiser Madness

Last Saturday, while out in a rainy Osaka we seemed to pass an extraordinary number of BMX cruisers. First up this cool and well loved Brooklyn Machine Works park bike...


A little weather beaten maybe, but still rocking some pretty decent BMW parts...






Shackled up next to that was this little Durcus One...


And in keeping with the theme, this Haro Pro 24" was locked up just down the road...


You can see much more of this kind of thing over on the brilliant Cruiser Revolution site.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Mr.F's BROOKLYN MACHINE WORKS TOUR BORO


We are so in love with this BMW build showcased over on the W-Base bike check page. At first it just looks like a usual, ultra cool W-Base single speed build up but this baby has a Shimano Alfine 11 speed rear hub! A perfect little cruising machine. Want!!

In The Neighbourhood

Kofuku-ji
A spin around Nara yesterday afternoon, stopping off for a few photo opportunities...


Tea shop.
Goryo Jinja.
Dog.
Rickshaw, Naramachi.
Jurin-in
Flowers.
Here's Tom...

Friday, 22 August 2014

Wednesday, 20 August 2014