TOKYO BICYCLE MARKET PART 1
I took about 90 pictures so I am going to divide the "report" into 4 parts.
This is already my third time at the SekidoBashi flea market and second time for the autumn's one. Nice weather but a bit too much cloudy, not the best conditions for photography.
Anyway once again it was great to see the parts and bicycles presented for sale (or not) to the è‡ªè»¢è»Šã‚ªã‚¿ã‚¯ (Jitensha Otaku = the Bicycles Otaku).
I had the great pleasure to finally meet Tomity San, ambassador of Keirin!
We exchanged some mails before and messages through the comments of the blog but it was the first time we met.
Tomity San has really a big heart! Always keen to share his knowledge and giving presents. Tomity San is still racing, of course always on a Kalavinka frame mounted with a 48x13 ratio (I asked him to write that, it is no tactical secret :) he used to have a bigger ratio... but hey he is in his 50's!! I hope I'll able to visit Kalavinka's atelier with him... [You can check the video he did from Tanabe San building a frame]
This is a cog from a world champion that he gilded!
He was also selling some of his parts :
See you soon Tomity San!
Let's check some other booths.
Anime Fixed Gear anyone?
I already took the pictures of anime bike last time, but it seems to become a small trend, interesting mix of 2 cultures![a cycling version of the Itasha]
This is it for the first article. I'll try to upload the 3 other articles during the week.
Posted on : 2009-10-20 10:50:44 by Jérôme Sadou