Evening ride and Bicycle Shops in Yokohama.

Tags: yokohama, bicycle, shop

Saturday evening I took the Feather for a ride in Yokohama, a little bit everywhere from Minato Mirai to the heights of Yamate.
It was a very pleasant night.

I took the Nikon D5000 with me and shoot few pics.

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I love this place. There is a nice mood and It is very photogenic.

Many photographers were around.

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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!

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This is the opposite view.

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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.

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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 ...

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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).

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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!

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On show, there was also a nice Cinelli touring bicycle with beautiful chrome lugs and Campagnolo components.

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Beer anyone ?

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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.

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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.jeromesadou.com/e n/blog/125/Bicycle+Shops+in+Yokohama

http://blogs.dion.ne.jp/biketown/

Maware :

http://www.maware.net/ : 〒 231-0861 Yokohama MotoMachi NakaKu 2-80

Kemper Pedersen :

http://www.kemper-velo.de/index.php?id=8

Scarabike :

http://scarab11.com/

http://scarab11.com/sacer.html [Presented model]

http://scarab11.com/company.html [Company info]

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