SEKIDO BASHI SPRING FLEA MARKET


As you may remember (or not) I've already been to this bicycle flea market which takes place twice a year. I must say that this spring version was much more interesting, more sellers I think and more stuff to see, especially more frames.

Sekido Bashi Bicycle Flea Market


Of course I took a load of shots :)

If this market is not specialized in ピストバイク(pist bike = fixed gear), you can still see them all around!

Sekido Bashi Bicycle Flea Market


Sekido Bashi Bicycle Flea Market


Even if you don't intend to buy anything, it's really cool to see the bikes their owner proudly show.

Sekido Bashi Bicycle Flea Market


This one should please Danny Choo a manga/eroge fixed gear;-)

Sekido Bashi Bicycle Flea Market


This saddle from France was sold 44000 yen if I remember well...glurps... well very nice indeed.

Sekido Bashi Bicycle Flea Market


Unusual chain

Sekido Bashi Bicycle Flea Market


Some well handmade leather bags.

Sekido Bashi Bicycle Flea Market


Sekido Bashi Bicycle Flea Market


I had the pleasure to meet Numata San and Maeda San of cogmag.com. They are photographer/writer correspondents for the magazine. I was surprised to learn that they were readers of this blog *_* よろしくね!
Apart from the magazine, I bought from them some funny stuff, a set of pieces of leather with a sewing kit to put it on the toe clips that I just bought before).

Sekido Bashi Bicycle Flea Market


Sekido Bashi Bicycle Flea Market


Perfect to protect my shoes :)

Sekido Bashi Bicycle Flea Market


Sekido Bashi Bicycle Flea Market


I had a little chat with the owner of this really nicely set-up Panasonic. I love his choice for the colors.

Sekido Bashi Bicycle Flea Market


This one came straight from Germany and is about 1 hundred years old! Incredible peace.

Sekido Bashi Bicycle Flea Market


The chain ring is huge, as everything on this bike actually...

Sekido Bashi Bicycle Flea Market


It was a brought to us by Imaoka San if I don't mistake, he has a recycle shop with lots of bikes in stock.

Sekido Bashi Bicycle Flea Market


Sekido Bashi Bicycle Flea Market


Sekido Bashi Bicycle Flea Market


Nice tube protection in old kimono, I bought one ;-)

Sekido Bashi Bicycle Flea Market


This lamp could be perfect for a steampunk fixed gear project, it needs some work though and was sold 10000 yens.

Sekido Bashi Bicycle Flea Market


Not a big fan of the colors but interesting project bike.

Sekido Bashi Bicycle Flea Market


Sekido Bashi Bicycle Flea Market


This one is a 60's bicycle from France I think.

Sekido Bashi Bicycle Flea Market


Sekido Bashi Bicycle Flea Market


Old bikes and parts from France are popular here,

Sekido Bashi Bicycle Flea Market


I mean for the hard core bicyles Otakus.

Sekido Bashi Bicycle Flea Market


Sekido Bashi Bicycle Flea Market


Even found some stickers of a French shop !

Sekido Bashi Bicycle Flea Market


Some frames...

Sekido Bashi Bicycle Flea Market


And more fixies!

Sekido Bashi Bicycle Flea Market


Sekido Bashi Bicycle Flea Market


It was a nice morning, I had some good chats, seen great bicycles : can't wait for the next one!



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By Jinoopan At 2009-04-19 13:22:59

www.paperboots.net

Cool! I realized that those fixed-gear bikes are also attractive.
Well, I'm watching for some folding bicycles these days.


By Nevan At 2009-04-19 15:44:14

http://mymapofjapan.com

Great to see the stickers for Bicloune. I thought I recognised the name, and remembered that I worked there for a summer repairing bikes around 1990.
http://www.bicloune.fr/spip.php?article8


By Jérome At 2009-04-21 07:03:30
from Kamaya Cho ,Drinking 紅茶
http://www.jeromesadou.com

Thanks for comments guys.

@Jinoopan : one time I saw pictures of a "folding" fixie! but it was not so easy to use I think.

@Nevan : welcome here! hey I check your homepage, good idea! Just 2 points (imho) : we should be able to see the date and title when mouseover on the icone on the top page. And maybe a link to the top page would be useful from each article.


By AnneSo At 2009-04-28 02:19:30
from Tokyo ,Design Event

Bonjour Jerome,

Merci pour ces photos, j'ai rate le Flea Market mais je vois que tu as l'air d'etre un specialiste du velo au Japon...
Sais-tu qui organise le Flea Market? En fait, je cherche un contact avec eux...

Je travaille pour NPO japonaise: DESiGN NiPPON et nous organisons un evenement velo fin juillet a Aoyama. Nous sommes encore a la recherche de participants qui souhaitent presenter des velos uniques ou recycles. J'aimerais t'en parler plus longuement. As-tu un mail?
Voici le mien: durand@designnippon.com

N'hesites-pas a me contacter,
Anne-Sophie



By Jérome At 2009-04-28 22:39:32
from Yokohama ,Blogging
http://www.jeromesadou.com

Bonjour AnneSo,
Je t'ai répondu par mail, je checke votre site!


By cjg of eroticalee At 2009-05-13 14:29:54
from Canada
http://eroticalee1.blogspot.com

If that is a real Rene Herse from France it should be worth a good chunk of change.Odd to find it in a flea market.You can probably Google the name for more info.Nice to see some steel bikes and some older equipment.Found you on Zoomr and have put a link in to this site from my straight up photo site.You might enjoy the first link I have on Lee1 called Unfamiliar Japan and the link right next to yours. cjg of eroticalee


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