Friday, 21 July 2017

Custom Surly LHT @ Cycle Garden

A very nicely done custom Surly LHT  shot at the always fabulous Cycle Garden in Kyoto earlier this month...


A simple, elegant build with bosco bars...



Downtube shifting...


Fairweather x Sugino cranks...


Brooks dead cow leather saddle on a Blue Lug post...


Follow Cycle Garden on Instagram for more like this.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

SURLY* cross-check

*SURLY* cross-check

From Blue Lug, of course. More here.

E.B.S / NEEDLE DISC ROAD 展示販売

Beautiful custom build on the new EBS Bikes "Needle" Disc Road by Velo Style Ticket...


See more on the VST shop blog. You can also follow the Instagram accounts of Velo Style Ticket and their new shop Velo Style Ticket Shibuya to see more builds like this.

UKYO畑中勇介が独走で悲願のタイトル獲得!2017全日本選手権ロード 男子エリート【シクロチャンネル】

Once met European a guy who had quit racing for a Japanese pro team because he said there were no team tactics or organisation, from the starting gun it was always every man for himself...

TEAMSCOTTJAPAN TRANNING vol2

Monday, 17 July 2017

New Bici Classica Osaka

A visit to the newly located Bi Ci Classica store in Osaka earlier this month. The new shop is a two minute walk from the original store and still a palace of vintage Italian steel...


The bright and beautifully designed store is absolutely packed with bikes, parts and roadie memorabilia...












The shelves around the shop are crammed with Campagnolo parts. These parts are not for sale, they're used for the period correct bike builds that Bi Ci Classica is famous for...






An amazing shop, one of the few places in Asia where you'll find this much Italian bikeporn. A big thank you to staff member Alex for his time. You can follow Bi Ci Classica on their Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook pages.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Gatorade Bike

Three quick phone snaps of a rather curios and cool "Gatorade" mixtie style single speed spotted out in Osaka last week...





Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Unknown Monster Cruiser

A very nice custom monster/cross/cruiser bike shot between the biblical downpours out in Kyoto last Sunday. (Bear in mind that by this point of the day everything was soaking wet including hands and camera, hence the shitty pictures)...


No idea on what it is, looks like a bonded ally front end with carbon stays...


Interesting cable routing...








Any readers who know what this bike is then send your answers on a postcard to the usual address to win a year's supply of keytones and asthma meds*.

*fake news

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Custom Hutch 24" BMX @ Giracha

A few quick shots beautiful vintage Hutch BMX cruiser that was in for a bit of work at Giracha last month...


A typical Giracha build using a mix of old and new parts with original Hutch bars...


And a Paul dual lever...


And a serious bit of custom hub action. Giracha's genius mechanic Tsutsumi had re-spaced a Phil Wood track hub...


Cinelli saddle on a layback...


Follow Giragira Chariya and the Giracha Walnut Club on Instagram for more cool custom builds.