Thursday, 29 December 2016

French Flair

A few shots taken at the superb Velo Paris whilst out in Osaka on Christmas day...


They currently have a fleet of beautifully restored vintage French bikes on sale...







And there are always a few very nice, very vintage parts on display too...




It's also worth saying that Velo Paris sell some very beautiful clothes, check out the webshop for more info. You can also follow the Velo Paris parent company Mamborama on their Instagram page.


Monday, 26 December 2016

Like A Boss

Huge congratulations to the dude, the man, the coolest guy in Kansai and our very good friend, Mr Toshio-san who stormed it to second place in the category 4 KNSCX Christmas cross yesterday...

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Now the real work starts as he moves up to category 3! See more action shots from the race over on Kikuzo's Flickr page

Extar Proton CX

Rather classy Extar Proton CX bike shot at the Biwako KNSCX round...


Gorgeous lugwork at the seat cluster...


Tidy front end and cockpit...


Simplicity at the rear...


Sugino/Wolf Tooth combo at the cranks...



You can see more beautiful Extar Proton builds over on the Movement blog.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Kona Jake Custom SS

Easily our favorite bike out of the many that we shot at last weekend's KNSCX race at Biwako this custom Kona Jake single speed...


Nothing really high end or flashy but tons of character...


And a genius single speed set up, next to this all other single speed set ups are utter shite...


Chiyo-chan wasn't as impressed as we were though...


They'll be lots more bikes from last weekend posted here soon. In the meantime a very happy Christmas to everyone...

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Junya's Salsa Chili Con Crosso

A few shots of one of the most colourful bikes on the Kansai CX circuit, Junya's very custom Salsa Cycles "Chili Con Crosso"...


A Kore/Chris King/Enve steering set up...


With what look like Woodchipper bars and Gevenalle shifter/levers combo making up the cockpit...


Paul taking care of the stopping...


A Fulcrum wheel up front running a Panaracer Fire Cross 45c...


A bright Goodsmile Racing saddle sits atop a Thomson pin...


A really cool mix of parts makes this one of our favorite bikes on the circuit. If you see Junya out at the races be sure to give him a shout of encouragement.


There's a shitload more photos from last Sunday's race that will be posted here soon. 

Monday, 19 December 2016

Custom Leader Kagero @ Brotures

A few shots of a rather cool, very custom Leader Bikes Kagero spotted hanging up in the Brotures Osaka entrance last weekend...


Set up as a porteur bike with a Gamoh rack up front...


Still keeping things fixed with Sugino down at the cranks...


And Paul taking care of the brakes...



Follow the Brotures Osaka Twitter and Instagram feeds for more of this kind of thing.

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Ten Track Shots

Ten photos from the final two races at Nara Keirin last Monday...










You can get all the latest Nara Keirin news by following their Twitter and YouTube accounts.


Thursday, 15 December 2016

Saturday Osaka Rollin'

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A boredom busting trip to Osaka last Saturday. First stop the ever wonderful Nakazaki Eights...

Eights.
...To hook up with the IPA Crew...

Andrew's 'Sonic.

Hiroshi's Makino.

Taku's M Idea.
A chance to shoot some bikes...

Fairdale Taj.

Fairdale custom by Eights.
Then a dusk ride through the city, passing some landmarks on the way...

Sky Building.
A pit stop for the IPA Crew at the piss takingly expensive Craft Beer Base...

Dismount in style.

The Crew, loaded with beers and lighter of cash.
Back out onto the streets...

Stopped.
Shooting more bikes at Brotures...

Brotures bikes.

Leader roadbike at Brotures.

Leader, Leader, Leader etc.
Finishing with a coffee and a few more bike shots at Giracha...

Rene's very cool, very rare Cinelli CMX (more shots here soon!)

Giracha custom 'Sonic.
A very enjoyable way to spend an afternoon! Cheers to Andrew, Hiroshi and Taku.

Trackstands for days (and nights).