JAPAN FIXIE MADNESS ! *_*


It's been quiet around here this month... But I am going to catch-up this week-end with at least 3 articles!

Bicycle lovers, here is a collection of snap-shots I took the last 3 or 4 months in the streets of Tokyo or Yokohama.

Japan Fixie Madness !


As you can see, lots of colors!

Japan Fixie Madness !


Most of pictures were taken around Shibuya.

Japan Fixie Madness !


Japan Fixie Madness !


Japan Fixie Madness !


This one was near Yokohama Station though.

Japan Fixie Madness !


Japan Fixie Madness !


If I remember well, this fixie came from Germany like its owner with whom I had a little chat. Sorry dude, I can't remember your name, if you stop here don't hesitate to let a comment!

Japan Fixie Madness !


Japan Fixie Madness !


I was surprised to find a real track bike from France.

Japan Fixie Madness !


And nicely equipped!

Japan Fixie Madness !


Japan Fixie Madness !


Japan Fixie Madness !


Japan Fixie Madness !


Also in Yokohama.

Japan Fixie Madness !


During the "La Machine" street show, near Akalenga.

Japan Fixie Madness !


Japan Fixie Madness !


Japan Fixie Madness !


Japan Fixie Madness !


Japan Fixie Madness !


Japan Fixie Madness !


Family bike, I like it.

Japan Fixie Madness !


Photo from the fixed gear, this time.

Japan Fixie Madness !


I guess you can recognize Shibuya.

Japan Fixie Madness !


This shop is near Omotesando hills, the closest station is Gaien Mae I think.

Japan Fixie Madness !


Japan Fixie Madness !


Not a fixie, but I am always surprised when I see a so much expensive bikes like this in the street... I would not do that in France...

Japan Fixie Madness !


Japan Fixie Madness !


Talking of France, here is a Gitane, far away from home!

Japan Fixie Madness !


Japan Fixie Madness !


These 2 last photos were taken with my new camera, a Nikon D5000, so from now quality of photos on this blog should increase!(hopefully)


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By hijacktheairwaves At 2009-06-02 06:02:06
from Tokyo ,Working, skating, looking for a frame!!

Hey,

I'm having real problems trying to find a frame my size. I'm 6.2 and need at least a 60 but cannot get close. Any suggestions??

Ta


By Jérome At 2009-06-02 06:47:34
from Home ,soon sleeping
http://www.jeromesadou.com

I am a tiny bit less than 6 feet tall (182cm) , I ride 56cm frames which are not so difficult to find, I think. What are you looking for especially? Real NJS brand frame or any cheaper stuff like Bianchi, Fuji ?


By steffen At 2009-06-03 09:07:55
from Tokyo
http://cheeseonwheels.wordpress.com/

Hi Jerome,

this is steffen from cheese on wheelss, I need help getting a new frame.

I respectively a car door broke my "pride and joy" aka 70's orange colnago pista (http://www.flickr.com/photos/josesoj/3430434370/sizes/o/)

For that I need a new frame, any idea where I can find a nice frame in tokyo between 56 and 58cm (CT)?

Blue Lug had just a outworn Bridgestone on stock in my size.

cheers
steffen


By Jérome At 2009-06-04 01:40:28
from Shibuya ,Coding
http://www.jeromesadou.com

Hi Steffen, no luck for you and your colnago pista :(

Did you try at Sexon Pista ? [Sexon Pista .東京都渋谷区神泉町22−5 ] I think they have 56cm frames, for 58cm I am not sure.

Then you can check on yahoo auctions, I guess... Sure it's not easy for tall guys around here...

Ganbare!

J


By steffen At 2009-06-04 11:05:27
from Tokyo ,almost sleeping
http://cheeseonwheels.wordpress.com/

Hey Jerome, today I did hang out a couple of hours at sex on pista... very nice shop and very nice guys.

http://gallery.me.com/steffen#100008/IMG_0451&bgcolor=black

I took the owners Eddy for a spin, actually a pursuit frame is not that uncomfortable as I thought.

fun times... and well only one above 56cm maybe I have to go for a 56cm frame...


By steffen At 2009-06-04 18:05:54

http://cheeseonwheels.wordpress.com/

Did you ever tested http://framebank.org/ ?


By Jérome At 2009-06-04 18:27:22
from Shibuya ,Drinking tea
http://www.jeromesadou.com

Hi Steffen,

Sexon Pista is indeed a cool shop and I work 5mn from it :)
I did not know framebank.org. It seems really interesting, I will check it later. Thanks for the tip!


By zuzu At 2009-12-20 15:49:12
from Yokohama ,looking for a fixie

Salut Jerome,

Bien content de trouver ton site fort agreable! Aussi je voulais savoir, toi qui a l`air bien expert, s`il est possible de trouver un fixie de relativement bonne qualite pour pas trop cher d`occasion ou pas sur Tokyo ou Yokohama. Et si oui, ou ca?
D`avance merci pour tes conseils eclaires.
A plus. Cordialement et cyclement votre!

Zu, novice en fixie!


By Jérome At 2009-12-20 22:54:00
from au boulot
http://www.jeromesadou.com

Salut zuzu ,

si tu cherches un peu sur le blog il y a des debuts de reponses dans les differents articles ou meme dans les commetaires. Maisj'avoue faut chercher ce n'est pas centraliser.

Comme tu n'es pas le seul à  me poser la question, je crois que je vais écrire un petit guide sur Tokyo/Yokohama pour le fixe ou peut- etre creer une page juste pour ca sur le blog, pour l'instant attends jusqu'a Mercredi, c'est congé j'aurai le temps de regrouper les infos que j'ai, ensuite j'espere que chacun ajoutera sa pierre au guide...

for english readers : To translate quickly, I am saying I m going to write a simple shopping guide for Tokyo and Yokohama as I have been asked often the same questions. All informations are most welcome.

Ride safe!

Jerome



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