Monday, 23 October 2017

Rene's Nagasawa Track

A few shots of Rene's beautiful Nagasawa track bike shot at the ever wonderful Giracha, Osaka... 






Check out the Giracha Walnut Club Instagram to see some much better photos of this stunner.


Friday, 20 October 2017

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Vintage Vigore MTB

A well used and still rolling vintage Vigore MTB shot out in Kyoto a couple of weeks ago...






Get following the Vigore Instagram account to see more Vigore builds.


Sunday, 15 October 2017

Vintage #MessLife @ Giracha

Sayaka at Giracha always has some cool reading material that you can browse while you drink your coffee. Here's a few pictures from a very cool early 90's Popeye Magazine documenting the messenger culture at the time (before the trustfund kids and the hipsters killed the lifestyle!)...  

Popeye Magazine.

Remember when couriers used gears?!

Beautiful Toyo Frame MTB.

Lids and Spin wheels.

Baglife.


Thanks, as always, to Sayaka, Rene, Tsutumi and the whole Giracha crew.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Michiko's Surly #EverydayBike

A few shots of Michiko's rather cool Surly Cross Check commuter or #everydaybike taken last week at Achieve Kyoto...


A sensible yet fun build with Nitto Albatross bars, Fairweather tyres, Brooks saddle, downtube shifters, MKS pedals and a very cool Swift Industries bar bag...



And if you don't have a dive bomber on your bars then you really ain't doing this right...


Thanks so much to Michiko for letting us take these photos. Check out her other, slightly more serious bike here.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Salsa Marrakesh @ Bicycle Maru

Kentaro-san, owner of the wonderful Bicycle Maru in Nara is a very patient man. He has been in the process of building this Salsa Marrakesh for himself for the past 18 months! It was almost complete earlier this year and then a customer made him an offer for the original wheels he had built for it meaning a few more months of waiting for parts to arrive. It is now, as Kentaro-says "80% complete" (he's still waiting for custom bags), and it's a stunner...


It is a parts porn overload, Gevenalle shifters, Paul Clamper brakes, Chris King headset and hubs Shimano drive...


Rolling on 650B Velocity rims with those Sim Works "Homage" tyres and a very cool vintage Yanco Pad on the top tube...


Stylish Rindow Bikes Bullet Lights front and rear...




Get following Bicycle Maru on Instagram and Facebook to see more of his gorgeous builds.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Vintage National Sports Sensor

Three quick snaps of a vintage National "Sports Sensor" spotted out in Osaka last week...




Thursday, 5 October 2017

Custom Surly Travelers Check @ Cycle Garden

Stunning custom Surly Travelers Check build at the always wonderful Cycle Garden Kyoto


A Swift Industries bar bag up front...


Phil Wood & Sim Works cockpit...



Brooks saddle on a Paul Component post...


White Industries cranks...


The fantastic (ATMO) Fairweather "For Cruise" tyres with matching water bottle...


Just one of many gorgeous custom builds that Cycle Garden turns out each month. Follow them on Instagram and Twitter for more.