Saturday 26 September 2015

Midweek Mountain Madness

 A few shots from last Wednesday's late afternoon ride up Mt. Wakakusa with Brad and Mike...

Watch the birdy.
A few rest stops on the way up...

The views from the summit make the effort worthwhile...

See for miles.
F-i-N, getting that 'Gram
 Then back down in the dark, tons of fun...

Darkness on the edge of town.
Cheers, as always, to Brad and Mike. 

Friday 25 September 2015

KAIDUKA street いつも通りゆるゆるとのってますよ

"GameOfbike" くり VS ゆーま VS さかた

[Teaser] 2015 Tour de France Saitama Critérium

The big boys are coming, hope they can get their "doctors" through Japanese customs...

Welcome to Flourish Family : Jun ichiro Kurihara


More seriously rare, seriously nice kit on offer from PrinciPedal...


If you're interested, click the photo and the contact details are in the link.

Takumi Isogai SPACEARK2015 September

Hunter Cycles "Round Top Disc Cross"

A beautiful Hunter build from Circles...

Hunter Cycles "Round Top Disc Cross"

See more here.

Wednesday 23 September 2015

Fuji Work Bike

A few more shots of the vintage Fuji work bike snapped in Kyoto a couple of weeks ago...

Built to last.

Saturday 19 September 2015

In the rain

A Sunny Afternoon

Sunshine/Shadow/Shika shot.
A Friday afternoon ride around Nara, up to Nigatsu-do and shots in the usual spots...

View one.
View two.
View tree. 
Single Surly.

Wednesday 16 September 2015

Falling Leaves

Turning Point.
Autumn starting to kick in now in Nara. A 20km loop around town and through the trails...

Rest Spot.
Trails 1.
Trails 2.
Iron Skies.

Nichitsu Redux

Tuesday 15 September 2015

Das Fahrrad The Bicycle Le Vélo La Bicicletta 自転車

Earlier this year Adam Bell was kind enough to send us a copy of his "Bicycle Dictionary". A beautifully illustrated little book listing all aspects of bicycles and cycling with translations in German, English, French, Italian and Japanese...

All the 270+ illustrations are hand drawn by Adam and the book covers everything you could imagine, from cotter pins to computers...

This fantastic little book is now available in Japan Via Sim Works and the Circles webshop. For overseas readers check the where to buy page on Adam's site or the dictionary's Facebook page. A big thank you to Adam for sending us this wonderful book.

Monday 14 September 2015

Saturday Sunshine Cruise

F-i-N on point.
A Saturday afternoon cruise under hazy sunshine through Koriyama with Fixed-in-Nara...

Smokes and spokes.
Up on the bridge.
Stand By Me.
Roads. Like. These.
Under the bridge.

Saturday 12 September 2015

Bicycle Maru, Nara

Bicycle Maru, Nara.
Whilst riding around town yesterday afternoon we passed a relatively new shop, Bicycle Maru. Located in a beautifully converted old Nara town house, Bicycle Maru sell Salsa as well as taking on repairs and offering custom builds...

Salsa Colossal.
Some very cool custom Salsa demo bikes available for test rides...

Salsa Ala Carte 1
Salsa Ala Carte 2.
A sweet Gary Fisher MTB frame hanging up inside...

 Fisher full bouncer..
Decent range of accessories and parts...

Grips and bits.
Headsets and helmets.
Saddles and safety.
In the work stand was a very nice Panasonic roadie. No ordinary Panasonic, this bike is signed by Konosuke Matsushita, founder of Panasonic...

A very special 'Sonic.
When the shop owner rides a full Campag De Rosa you know you're in a good shop...

De Rosa bling.
A brilliant, friendly, quirky shop selling some cool bikes and bits. Well worth seeking out when you are in Nara. Follow Bicycle Naru via their Facebook page.