W-BASE TOKYO 5TH ANNIVERSARY


W-BASE, Tokyo, BMX, Fixed Gear


Yesterday night, I was going to pick up wifey at her job when I accidentally found out that the W-BASE shop was celebrating its 5th anniversary just on my way.

W-BASE is one of the most famous shop in Tokyo (Shibuya) for bicycles from BMX to Fixed Gear and everything linked to street culture.

You know me now, I always carry my Nikon DSLR (D5000, if you wonder) and so took the following photos :)

W-BASE, Tokyo, BMX, Fixed Gear


Some serious bike here...

W-BASE, Tokyo, BMX, Fixed Gear


I already shot the black Kalavinka for the BFF.

W-BASE, Tokyo, BMX, Fixed Gear


W-BASE, Tokyo, BMX, Fixed Gear


W-BASE, Tokyo, BMX, Fixed Gear


W-BASE, Tokyo, BMX, Fixed Gear


W-BASE, Tokyo, BMX, Fixed Gear


W-BASE, Tokyo, BMX, Fixed Gear


W-BASE, Tokyo, BMX, Fixed Gear


W-BASE, Tokyo, BMX, Fixed Gear


W-BASE, Tokyo, BMX, Fixed Gear


W-BASE, Tokyo, BMX, Fixed Gear


Isn't it a crazy bike?

W-BASE, Tokyo, BMX, Fixed Gear


Entrance was free, I did not plan to come so I just took few pictures of the old school BMX from the 80's that were exposed.

W-BASE, Tokyo, BMX, Fixed Gear


W-BASE, Tokyo, BMX, Fixed Gear


It reminded me of the time I had a Raleigh Aero Burner. I loved this bike because the main frame tubes were profiled and not round, it was quite unusual at the time.

W-BASE, Tokyo, BMX, Fixed Gear


I remember to have spent hours on the playground trying some tricks that I imagined...

W-BASE, Tokyo, BMX, Fixed Gear


In the mid 80's, BMX was just emerging in France : I remember of one magazine (Bicross magazine?) and that's pretty much all the info we could get.

W-BASE, Tokyo, BMX, Fixed Gear


There was also an event in Paris Bercy, the first one took place in 1984 I was just 10. I think it's the only event related to BMX I saw on TV then...

W-BASE, Tokyo, BMX, Fixed Gear


At that time not even video tapes (at least in my family) and obviously no Internet...

Me at ten, on my Aero Burner!(Thanks Dad for the picture... and for the bike:)

W-BASE, Tokyo, BMX, Fixed Gear


Wow wow :D


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By pchan At 2009-12-09 08:45:44
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GT, haro, que des marques qui m'ont fait rever quand j'avais une 15zaine d'années.
Dommage, je n'avais pas les moyens de m'acheter de si belles montures....
Qu'est ce que je me suis pris comme gamelles avec mon BMX bas de gamme^^


By Francois le Français At 2012-10-09 16:11:20

Ces BMX m'ont fait rêver dans les années 80, moi qui avait aussi 10 ans en 84. Accro à la lecture de 'Bicross Mag' et bavant sur le Skyway Streetbeat et autre GT freestyle... !

Notez qu'un beau vélo de Tri / TT, ça a aussi pas mal de gueule... mais ça vaut pas un bon vieux Skyway ;-)


By Jerome At 2012-10-10 12:50:56

http://ohayostudio.com

Salut François, moi j'aimais bien mon Raleigh mais un gars avait un magnifique MBK tricolor avec roues a batons (plastique mais bon...), tous ceux du college louchaient dessus :-)


 
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