These are some pics I took at the the Bi-annual Hand Made Classic Lightweight Frame Builders Exhibition held at the Science & Technology museum in Tokyo last weekend. Makers include Cherubim, Watanabe, Nishiki, Makino, Nagasawa, Toei, Quark and Silk. Some very nice stuff.
Track bike by Cherubim.
Cherubim road bike, yours for around ¥190,000 for the frame or ¥360,000 with Ultegra groupset.
Toei detail - until seeing this I had no idea Mafac hood covers came in anything other than Black, red, white and cream. That blue is lovely!
There were some very nice bikes outside in the parking area, too, belonging to visitors, as you might expect.
This is an alluminium frame which has been zinc-plated and the finish distressed. It was one of 3 bikes that a finisher was unofficially exhibiting in the car park.
Copper plated and distressed:
Stem copper plated and finished with a ball-peen hammer
And on a seat rail...
A Futaba - some might remember the photos I posted a while back of a Mini-Velo Futaba...
There's an album with many other photos I took at the exhibition at: