PAST AND UPCOMING BICYCLE EVENTS


Last August I went to 2 bike events :

One was in Omotesando, it was a mini bicycle market organized next to an organic farm market.

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Tomity San, Keirin Ambassador and young retired of the pro racing life, had his booth there.

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This is how Tomity San arranged his bike now, more comfortable than the racing set-up but still on Kalavinka! (a folding one)


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Work with bike!

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I met the maker of this hand made bike : @jinken on twitter, you can learn more about the concept "Tetz-One" on this page :  http://nobikenolife.com/tetz-one.html

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Without any chain it's going to be difficult...

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And some visitors ride :

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Yep it was a mini-mini market with something like 4 booth...

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Second event was near yoyogi koen in Shibuya, on August the 18. Not even 2 minutes I was there that I met again Tomity San, we talked longer. He explained me how he ended-up to be the maker of the helmet wore by Francesco Moser for his hour record, amazing!

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[Sorry for the blurry pics but I wanted to show this bike anyway]

It was a nice event with BMX contest and some weird bikes to test. Sexon Super Peace presented their frame made by Cherubim, awesome as usual, please someone give me 491000 yens, thank you :-)

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Random bikes :


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Ah a Fuji Track comp (red in middle)... The one I used for the Fuji project is now back to Osaka to its HQ, snif...

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A customized Fuji Feather :

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I think I've seen this Masi in a magazine recently...

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"Above Bike"'s booth, with some Starfucker items. [http://www.abovebike.com/]


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Blue Lug booth, I like this saddle, reminds me of "La Vie Claire" team in the 80's lead by Bernard Hinault.

Now maybe more interesting up-coming events :

And I am lucky with these ones cause they will both take place in Yokohama! Yeah!

First one is Hama bike, it looks like it will quite a big event. It will take place on Saturday the second of October.



The program looks awesome  :

- Bike market
- Bike polo with "lesson" for beginners, I may try that.
- MTB Trial
- BMX flatland contest
- Art exhibition
- Gold sprint on a boat!! Wow I want to try that! [with DJ's etc..]
- Movies projection (BFF Yokohama Night)

http://www.keepheading.com/hamabike/

http://blog.shop.keepheading.com/


Second event is supported by Red Bull, it is called Geared Up, it will take place on the port of Yokohama near the Symbol Tower.
It is a race for messengers I'll be there to take pictures for sure!




As the side event there will be a photo exhibition by Sexysushi, photos taken at the CMWC (Messenger World Championship) in Guatemala.

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I can't wait for both of these events!


Posted on : by Past and Upcoming Bicycle Events

Tags : Bicycle Yokohama Fixed Gear

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By BlakeJ At 2010-09-20 16:20:51

Hi Jerome, nice coverage!

I'm travelling to Japan in February, so it would be great if you could make these 'upcoming event' posts a regular thing! I'm hoping to check out the scene and maybe pick up some parts for a build :)

Since you are close with Fuji, do you happen to know if the 2011 Fuji x Tomato Pursuit-style bike is still going ahead? I saw it in a copy of Pedal Speed but have not been able to find much more information about it.

Thanks, great website!


By KeithM At 2010-09-20 16:47:22

Awesome stuff,
I am also travelling to Japan, very soon!
Will be going on a track bike pilgrimage, and arrive on the 2nd of October, right when this Hama bike market gig is going on.

Don't suppose you could translate where/when it is on for a stupid Gaigin like me??


By Jerome At 2010-09-20 19:36:03

http://www.jeromesadou.com

BlakeJ : thanks, I ll try to keep up with the updates, I missed many events myself so hopefully with the blog I won't anymore :-)

I am investigating for the Tomato-Fuji bike. It has been blogged here : http://klogr.blogspot.com/2009/09/fuji-x-tomato-pursuite-model-2011.html .
A 2 y.o blog post but announcing it for 2011 so...there is still a chance. I'll blog it if I have some news.

KeithM : ah indeed, the place is the Yokohama Creative City Center : http://www.yaf.or.jp/ycc/access/index.php from 11:00 to 19:00.

I guess you'll be able to have full information then at this location. Maybe see you there then!



By KeithM At 2010-09-21 11:16:00

Hopefully,
I will be picking up my new bike in Osaka that morning then hopping the shinkansen to Tokyo, so If you see a 6 foot 4 dude on a lime green panasonic with a track disc and trispoke, say hi!


By Jerome At 2010-09-21 12:31:59

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Keith M : Well if you're on my way I guess it will be hard to miss you :-)

Blake J : I got confirmation : Fuji x Tomato pursuit bike will be sold starting December at 120000 yens (before tax) only 100 bikes it seems. I found some pics here also : http://hashirin.com/archives/1094329.html


By BlakeJ At 2010-09-21 21:06:47

Thanks for that info Jerome! 120,000 is quite expensive, I wonder if the frame is built in Japan or Taiwan like other Fuji bikes. It looks great, very aggressive.







By Joe4therecord At 2010-09-22 12:33:23
from Kansai

Oh yeah, that Masi was in the last Loop I think. Great pics btw. I always love the random pics of people's custom bikes


By Jerome At 2010-09-22 21:30:30

http://jeromesadou.com

You are right.

One of these days I am going to shoot just around where I currently work during lunch time, there are dozens of them (Harajuku to Omotesando)


By Jerry At 2010-09-26 12:00:44
from Toronto, Canada

Hi Jérome,

I was surfing for info on bikes, Rapha and Japan, and found your website. Great info and pictures...

I am taking a vacation to Japan in October for the second time with my family. The first time we went was back in 2002, and I hit a bunch of bike shops in Tokyo and Osaka. Back then, I was into retro road bikes (and still am), but I got my first fixie when I was in NYC (70's Motobecane).

Now, I am excited to get a Keirin track fixie and wanted to ask you about the Sekido market. Is it coming up in October? Would also appreciate any advice you have on cycle shops in Tokyo, Hiroshima worth visiting.

Cheers,

Jerry



By Jerome At 2010-09-26 12:51:19
from Yokohama
http://jeromesadou.com

Jerry : thanks!

and to answer your question, yes SekidoBashi Market will certainly take place as usual on the third Saturday of October which brings us to the 16th... which is not cool at all for me as it is the same day of the Red Bull messenger race in Yokohama where I wanted to take pics...damn... really bad timing... it is going to be a tough choice :/


By Jerry At 2010-09-26 22:58:14
from Toronto, Canada

Yes, the messenger race sounds cool. I guess for you, you will always have the market in Spring 2011.

I need to find a new handlebar for my Motobecane, but the 16th isn't the best day for me either. Will have to travel in from Himeji the night before...is the market worth it or should I just visit some Tokyo bike stores the week afterwards?

Jerry


By taiwoon At 2010-09-28 08:04:27
from Singapore ,I ride bicycles with friends :)
http://smallwheelsbigsmile.blogspot.com/

Hello there,

Hello, great infor and nice pics!
I will be at Tokyo from 4th to 5th Nov, leaving 6th Nov evening and wanted to find real cyclist in the area.

here is my http://smallwheelsbigsmile.blogspot.com/ which I put my SG riding experiences... I dont go fast, but ride with friends to explore the place we dun normal see or care. I was looking at ur blog and it is really interesting. I never knew Japan/tokyo has so much cycling history...Do u want to meet up and do a ride together.

Taiwoon


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