Thursday, 25 February 2016

Sunday At The Track


A full house at Nara Keirin last Sunday for the second of a four day GIII meeting. A bit of a party atmosphere around the track with stalls selling food and keirin related merchandise...


Which Fixed-in-Nara couldn't resist...


Out on the track the pros were making things look easy, in no particular order here's a selection of the best shots from the day...















You can check out all the thrills and spills from the four days of action via the Nara Keirin YouTube channel. Cheers, as always to F-i-N.


Monday, 22 February 2016

MTB's @ KNSCX Kyoto

A couple of MTB's shot at last month's KNSCX in Kyoto, first up this lovely unidentified (though it was hanging around the Toyo tent) rigid single speed...


Just so nicely done, loving the red touches on the spokes, c'ring and stem...


Secondly this locally made Titania...


Looking even better caked in mud after the race...

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Katsuo MTB @ Bicycle Maru

 A few shots of a beautiful Cicli Katsuo MTB we shot at Bicycle Maru in Nara a couple of weeks ago...


The details are so subtle, check out that seat tube cluster...


Or those pineapple dropouts...


And the headtube lugs...


With the pineapple Katsuo head badge...


So nice. You can keep up with all the other superb builds that Bicycle Maru do by following their Instagram and Facebook pages.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Custom Surly @ 1Jyo Ultimate Factory Osaka

While out in Osaka last week we dropped into the wonderful 1Jyo Ultimate Factory where they had just built a very custom Surly Krampus... 

Surly Krampus @ 1Jyo, Osaka.
Along with the custom paint job the bike had another rather special feature, an 11 speed Shimano Alfine Di2 drive...

Alfine Di2 cockpit.
Shimano Alfine Di2 drive.
You can follow 1Jyo Osaka via their Instagram, Facebook and Flickr pages.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

世界に挑むガールズにエール 2015-16UCIトラックワールドカップ第3戦・香港

KNSCX Kyoto-The Bikes

A run down of all the bikes photographed at last month's KNSCX final round in Kyoto...

Niner.
The Toyo Frame crew had some pretty damn fine bikes dotted around the course...

Toyo.
 Including a raw fixed gear frame with Nagasawa drop outs...

Toyo track drop outs.
Toyo Frame.
Toyo Frame.
Toyo Frame.
The Sim Works team showed up with a rather nice custom painted Surly...

Sim Works SS Surly.
 Spotted a gorgeous Shin Cycles just laying in the field...

Shin Custom Cycles.
 And it was a pleasure to meet local frame builder Tada, proudly displaying one of his creations...

Tada.
 Elsewhere around the course were a few beauties...

Anchor.
One by Esu.
Corner Bikes
This unidentified bamboo bike looked good before the race...

Bamboo CX .
And after, even when caked in mud...

Bamboo CX 2.
Naturally, this being Kyoto, there were a fair few Nakagawa bikes around...

Nakagawa 1.
Nakagawa 2.
And somewhere under all that mud there is a beautiful Kualis...

Kualis.
Panasonic.
Kinfolk.
Cowbofee.
Brodie.
Hunter.
Unknown carbon.
It's a CX race, there's always gonna be a bunch of Ridley bikes...

Ridley 1
Ridley 2
Ridley 3
Finally, something completely different. A spectator turned up on this very pimped Peco folder...


Pimped Peco
There will be a few more CX posts appearing here as we go through the tons of photos taken over the season.