Blue lug always get it right.
Spotted at Pedal Consumption.
We’re helping raise money for CMWC Japan by donating the first production Kissena frame set, and four Lo Pro frame sets custom powder coated candy clear red with white CMWC and Affinity graphics. The Kissena is size small 52cm and we have two small and two medium Lo Pros available.
The Kissena frame set is $899.00, and the Lo Pro’s are $500.00 f/f. All money raised will go to the CMWC fund. This is a great chance to help support CMWC, and for doing so you’ll be sporting the first Kissena or a custom Lo Pro.
Loving these photographs spotted on the Orange20 Flickr spot.
Thanks Hardy for the heads.
That Geoffrey Butler is lovely but I am really not sure why the fine Zunow time trial bike complete with tri bars and fluoro paint has a bell on it, dude get an air horn on there you may as well.
Japanese brand Tomoni is run by a small collective of very positive and progressive thinking people. Unlike traditional business were the focus is making money and moving units. Tomoni’s goal is to have fun working together as a cooperative to create beautiful bikes and building stronger and healthier communities.
That is one of the nicest head badges I have seen for a while… although good as it is I still rate the Kinfolk design as my number one. Sorry Tomoni! Great decals though.
Whilst paying for a packet of 10 Marlboro ‘lights’ at my local off license’ last night I heard “Yo! How much your bike was!?” This poor use of the English language had come bellowing indoors towards me from one of the three youths stationed outside like a verbal tsunami and I replied accordingly. “Mind your own business son”.
After the smoking materials had been gained and my change emptied into my pocket I returned to my parked bicycle outside to be met again with “How much?” and my answer was the same.
The brief conversation that followed between these three boys and myself brought us to the untimely conclusion that the Purple 1989 Duell track pursuit bicycle that I was using was actually “shit” and worth no more than £50 in today’s money and that their cousins Carrera “racer” was blatantly ten times better than mine as he had bought his from Halfords. I had absolutely no come back. Actually he did say that my saddle was “Sick eni” which apparently means that it is pretty good… bonus. We finished up, threw a couple of soft curses at each other and went on our way, smiling.
Now then, joking aside they actually did think that their cousins Carrera was ten times better than mine and why wouldn’t they. Beauty is, after all in the eye of the beholder.
Which leads me to these. Some photos from a gallery Hardy sent me via email a while ago with the title ‘Crap but good’.
Photographs taken from Custom Star Japan.
As an emerging bike-brand, Kinfolk looked to one of Japan’s most respected and established Keirin bike builders in Kusaka to produce and manufacture the brand’s frames. With few possessing the necessary knowledge, patience and understanding required to build a bike of this quality, Kinfolk’s offerings are undoubtedly something that won’t easily escape your mind. Teaming up with another respected entity in bike shop Carnival Tokyo, together the two release a co-branded fixed gear bike featuring a Kinfolk frame and Carnival Tokyo components.
Looks like H plus son have dropped a not so deep rim onto the market… Currently only available in Black and with a 32 hole drilling.
These might prove a nice alternative to the popular Velocity Deep V but I guess only time will tell.
… at the NJS frames and parts supermarket. And for those like myself who have been waiting it looks like the new website will be up shortly too.
So as Velocity release the B43 and the Chukker H+Son are soon to release the Eero. Now I know nothing about this rim other than what is written up there but I have no doubt that this rim will be hella strong and hella swish.
More info soon.
No Really… these strong-Vs look hectic and I love them!
If I wasn’t so concerned about not colour coding I would be on these like a bee on honey.
Available now in an array of colours at Tokyo Fixed Gear.