Love this image, and as Elcyclista says… there’s nothing better for roller work than a plain white T!.
Posts Tagged ‘njs’
Spotted on my flickr stream this morning and I couldn’t resist having a further look. All I can say is: Clean!
Super, smashing, great… This film is all of these things. It’s shot extremely well with some real amazing photography and the commentary is good too, two thumbs up!
Before fixed-gear bikes became de rigueur for urban aesthetes, they were the weapon of choice for Japan’s fearless Keirin cyclists. A gladiatorial incarnation of track cycling that dates back to 1948, the Japanese sporting phenomenon operates by an intricate set of rules that sees competitors jostling for position on steeply banked tracks at lightning fast speeds, all but encouraging spectacular crashes. In today’s film for NOWNESS, Jonathan de Villiers (whose fashion photography and portraiture has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Wallpaper* and Fantastic Man) traveled to the national Keirin school in Tokyo and the Tachikawa and Yokkaichi velodromes to decode the strategy that governs the racing phenomenon. “I knew next to nothing about it when I went,” says de Villiers, “but I’m a big admirer of the anthropological documentary where you get taken into a whole different world. And what a strange, special and complex universe it turned out to be.” The state-run industry amasses tens of billions of dollars in gambling revenue each year.
So as most of you will know ( by now ) the Tokyo Fixed gear guys are opening a store and not only are they opening a store they opening a store in the west end man! Big things.
Expect to see two floors of goodness, from items of high grade ‘cycling streetwear’ to Japanese track frames. Tokyo Fixed Gear should have it all so get saving your pennies friends because on November 25th your going to need them.
Store Opens November 25th
4 Peters Street
This is what happens when a degenerate tries to steal your bike by using the frame as leverage against a u-lock. I am saying… Dude what is to be gained from ruining the frame your trying to steal?
I hope the perp of this crime rots in the flames of hell.
Spotted at Keirin Culture.
Loving these photographs spotted on the Orange20 Flickr spot.
Thanks Hardy for the heads.
Sugino 75 MC ring coming with a rather ‘retro’ look. I like it, I wonder if it is njs certified?
Hipster as you like but I’m digging it… especially that back wheel. Now that is what I call chromed out!
Kentaro’s Ocean spotted over at EHVFXD.
I have been alerted to the fact:
Type ‘track pursuit’ into Google and you will see that my bike, yes my bike is number nine! Duell you have done me proud.
Ok ok I know it’s not number one but this sh*t is worldwide son. Wait till the re-post too… I got my Jag stem and my full hipster vision on lock over here!
Here it is, my most recent acquisition, a full columbus SLX 1989 Duell track pursuit frame in fantastic condition.
Built with what parts I had lying around it is now absolutely and perfectly rideable but I am still on the lookout for a few ‘choice’ parts… Namely a Steel, 65 degree drop variation of the Nitto ‘Jaguar’ stem, somesort of chrome aero seatpost and a set of decent cranks, oh and that white tyre has got to go! But for now I marinade and simply enjoy it.
It is a bit like riding permanently on the drops but the fact it takes a 700c up front makes it a little more forgiving on your wrists, thank goodness! The sheer tightness of the frame makes toe overlap a bit of an issue but not too much of a big deal, I mean it is not like I plan on doing barspins or anything! This thing is made to go fast in a straight line and that is what will continue to be done.