FIXED GEAR IN TOKYO


Quite beautiful week-end here in Tokyo. Saturday I took the fixie for a ride. I first took it in a bag for about 20mn of train from Yokohama to Ôsaki.
You just need to put it in a bag to be allowed to bring it with you. I use my road race bike front wheel which is easier to remove.

Fixed Gear Japan


It's a Campagnolo Zonda :). It was also the last day for the brake lever original set-up. As I use it only in fixed mode (I have a flip-flop hub), I removed the rear brake (but I will always keep the front brake).

Meguro river Tokyo


From there I followed the Meguro River (目黒川) for a while.

Meguro river Tokyo


The season of the Hanami is almost finished and sakura are losing their flowers in a nice "snowing" style.

It even covers the river from place to place.

Meguro river Tokyo


Meguro river Tokyo


A bridge designed by Eiffel... hum... whatever...

Meguro river Tokyo


Meguro Kawa Sakura Matsuri, written on the right : Cherry Blossom festival of Meguro (Black eye) River. Each lantern represents a business of the neighborhood, this one is the "Furuyama Dentist Clinic"'s lantern.

Ok enough for the site seeing for now, let's go back to some fixed gear stuff;)

Following the Meguro river and then the yamate dori (a road) I arrived to the place of my job in Shibuya Ku! I was surprised at it was a first with the bike on this way. (I did not know exactly where I was going... yeah a great adventure :)

So I went straight to Dreamworks Cycle which is 2 minute from Samurai Factory's office. Dreamworks Cycle is a tiny shop but almost a museum! The owner who also supports for technical stuff the Sexon Super Peace shop (just one street away), was busy to mount a nice fixed gear. His stuff is mainly from Europe, oldies but VERY goodies things!

Fixed Gear Japan Dreamworks


Fixed Gear Japan Dreamworks


You can't really notice it on this picture but this beautiful pist bike is a junior model coming from Italia, Torino :

Fixed Gear Japan Dreamworks


Fixed Gear Japan Dreamworks


If you are in Tokyo looking for collector items from Europe, it's definitely a place to go.

Fixed Gear Japan Dreamworks


Fixed Gear Japan Dreamworks


Fixed Gear Japan Dreamworks


Fixed Gear Japan Dreamworks


This brake lever is hand made by the shop's owner.

Fixed Gear Japan Dreamworks


Then after a break for a late lunch under the sakura of Yoyogi parc, I decided to go to the Blue Lug shop and checked their handle bars and brake lever.

Here are few shots of their items, they have much more (and also a good clothes corner).

Fixed Gear Japan Blue Lug


Fixed Gear Japan Blue Lug


Fixed Gear Japan Blue Lug


These handle bars are damn heavy! Stainless!... not for me.

Fixed Gear Japan Blue Lug


Fixed Gear Japan Blue Lug


Fixed Gear Japan Blue Lug


I almost bought this nice Nitto bar, really light... Maybe next time...

In front of the shop : mmmmm nice!

Fixed Gear Japan Blue Lug


Fixed Gear Japan Blue Lug


Fixed Gear Japan Blue Lug


Chain ring on the left...

Fixed Gear Japan Blue Lug


Funny handle bar.

This time I just bought this "one shot" brake lever (about 4800 yens - Gran Compe).

Fixed Gear Japan Blue Lug


I mounted it this morning, here is my new set-up!

Fixed Gear Japan Fuji Feather


Fixed Gear Japan Fuji Feather


Fixed Gear Japan Fuji Feather


Fixed Gear Japan Fuji Feather


And to finish with, not related at all, a shot of Godzilla :

Godzilla Tokyo


yes we can see him from time to time roaming in the streets of Tokyo ;-)


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Tags : Fixed Gear Blue Lug Dreamworks Cycle

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By Matt At 2010-02-11 11:31:12
from NYC ,Trying to dial my bike in

Question man, What is the name of that brake and what cable housing is that?

Bike looks awesome!!

Can you email me at MatthewpMilone@gmail.com


By JeromeSadou At 2010-02-11 12:37:44
from Yokohama || Tokyo
http://www.jeromesadou.com

Brake lever is a Gran Compe , shot lever. Cable housing came with it.


By Mark At 2010-04-06 09:23:32
from Connecticut ,wishing I was riding
http://www.cyclesnack.com

In that one picture with the Eddie Mercyx, the one with the mountain bike tires, was that 29er?


By Jerome At 2010-04-07 09:45:13

http://jeromesadou.com

Honestly, I don't remember so well but you might be right. Also the front wheel of the Merckx is a 26 one.


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