Evening ride and Bicycle Shops in Yokohama.
It was a very pleasant night.
I took the Nikon D5000 with me and shoot few pics.
I love this place. There is a nice mood and It is very photogenic.
Many photographers were around.
I tried different set-ups in manual mode. I only show few of them as the view is little bit always the same…
Ok I tried an auto-portrait with the minuter… Some people looked at me strangely … ah!
This is the opposite view.
And today I took the bike one more time but earlier this time as the weather was nice (now it is pouring rain!).
I first stopped at Bike Town (bought some "world champion" socks :-) ) that I presented before.
And then I went to Motomachi where I stumbled upon this shop in a street going to Yamate. It is called Maware.
I had a good chat with the owner. He is a leather worker who makes special items for bicycles as he is himself a cyclist.
I have the idea to build a new ride and I definitely want to put some leather touches on it. I love the rendering. Well, it's not for now, probably next year ...
He sells some of the bicycles presented but I was very impressed by one of the bike that was just for showing : it is a Kemper Pedersen bicycle. It was the first time I saw one. Kind of a radical bike! If I understood well it is a Denmark designed bike built in Germany (to be confirmed).
As you can see the saddle is in suspension between the seat tube and the stem. Like a bridge, very unusual. I'd love to try it one day!
On show, there was also a nice Cinelli touring bicycle with beautiful chrome lugs and Campagnolo components.
Beer anyone ?
And finally I noticed this single speed for sale, that looks very nice for easy rides. It is a new brand called Scarabike.
It is a hand made bicycle and the welds are superb.
For more info check the following links : [Don't hesitate to use google translator, it is not perfect but you can have the main info]
Bike Town :
http://www.maware.net/ : 〒 231-0861 Yokohama MotoMachi NakaKu 2-80
Kemper Pedersen :
http://scarab11.com/sacer.html [Presented model]
http://scarab11.com/company.html [Company info]