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Old 01-30-07, 10:05 PM   #1
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Look what I found

Another bike from the guy you all love to hate...







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Old 01-30-07, 10:07 PM   #2
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Nice, comfortable seat im sure....but it looks kinda huge on the bike.
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Old 01-30-07, 10:10 PM   #3
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that's so stylish I'd need some gay French dude to fix me up with an outfit to ride it.
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Old 01-30-07, 10:12 PM   #4
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that's so stylish I'd need some gay French dude to fix me up with an outfit to ride it.
Unless you WERE a gay french dude...then youd be set.
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Old 01-30-07, 10:13 PM   #5
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wrap your bars, hiroshi!
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Old 01-30-07, 10:14 PM   #6
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He loves the Feel of Bare aluminum!
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Old 01-30-07, 10:15 PM   #7
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mmm slippery love. the best kind! (i think those are steel drops, but i could be wrong)

only in japan would they leave the quick release on...
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Old 01-30-07, 10:17 PM   #8
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what seat, I only see a giant marshmallow...


pretty tight though..


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Nice, comfortable seat im sure....but it looks kinda huge on the bike.
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Old 01-30-07, 11:22 PM   #9
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if anyone hates on that, i am gonna ****...
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Old 01-31-07, 07:02 AM   #10
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I have no idea who that dude is.

Do those bars look like they've been trimmed to anybody else?
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Old 01-31-07, 07:12 AM   #11
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I have no idea who that dude is.

Do those bars look like they've been trimmed to anybody else?
I can understand why you think that about the bars, but no, I believe they're just a different shape. I'm sure someone on here knows exactly what they are.

And I don't know who he is, either.
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Old 01-31-07, 07:21 AM   #12
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Wait... why do I hate that dude? I don't even know who he is...

and more importantly why didn't ya post the close-up of the fastback seat stays?
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Old 01-31-07, 07:23 AM   #13
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only in japan would they leave the quick release on...
And on the wrong side.
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Old 01-31-07, 07:35 AM   #14
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On the wrong side? I always felt you should have the QR on the drive side, so if you ever laid the bike down (NO!!!!) you would keep both off the ground.
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Old 01-31-07, 07:47 AM   #15
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haha there is nothing wrong with laying a bike down on its side.
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Old 01-31-07, 07:48 AM   #16
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i'm out of the loop here boys and girls....whom are we supposed to hate and why? is there a secret handshake as well?
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Old 01-31-07, 07:51 AM   #17
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inexperience speaking here, but that seat clamp/seat stay set up seems like it play helll on the welds.
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Old 01-31-07, 07:52 AM   #18
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On the wrong side? I always felt you should have the QR on the drive side, so if you ever laid the bike down (NO!!!!) you would keep both off the ground.

no it goes on the other side so it can match the back where the qr would get in the way of the derailer on the drive side.


This bike really strikes me as an amazing statement of individuality and artistic expression. I mean he took a classic track bike and outfitted it with parts from the same country of origin as the frame. And as if that wasn't enough he actually bothered to match the saddle and the toe clip straps to the frame color. Such attention to detail amazes me. a nice classic bike? Unwrapped bars? A random mix of italian track components? I only hope that some day I can be this inspired to do something completely unique.
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Old 01-31-07, 07:58 AM   #19
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So finally... who is this dude? His bike is hot!
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So finally... who is this dude? His bike is hot!
It's Hiroshi Fujiwara. He's a "streetwear" designer, and he's expanded his lineup to include track bikes that he "designed." So basically you can buy pre-blung track bikes and be sure that the yellow rims will match the yellow seat, which will match the yellow Strong-G grips, which will match the yellow decals on the frame.

It seems like if you're going to go to the trouble to "design" a bike, you should make sure the wheels match, no?
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High stem + deep bars. Hmmm. I love being able to pick on people's hot bikes.
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Old 01-31-07, 02:37 PM   #23
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if anyone hates on that, i am gonna ****...
+1,000,000

That bike is beautiful
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Old 01-31-07, 03:44 PM   #24
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This bike really strikes me as an amazing statement of individuality and artistic expression. I mean he took a classic track bike and outfitted it with parts from the same country of origin as the frame. And as if that wasn't enough he actually bothered to match the saddle and the toe clip straps to the frame color. Such attention to detail amazes me. a nice classic bike? Unwrapped bars? A random mix of italian track components? I only hope that some day I can be this inspired to do something completely unique.

niiiice
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Old 01-31-07, 04:04 PM   #25
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It's Hiroshi Fujiwara. He's a "streetwear" designer, and he's expanded his lineup to include track bikes that he "designed." So basically you can buy pre-blung track bikes and be sure that the yellow rims will match the yellow seat, which will match the yellow Strong-G grips, which will match the yellow decals on the frame.
Personally, I dont like the idea of prefabricated "blinged-out" track bikes. Half the fun is finding all the parts and building up YOUR bike. At the end of the process, I know I feel more like I actually own the bike after building it up from scratch or near-scratch. Just my take on it...
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