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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 08-20-07, 01:52 AM   #1
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Track bikes in Osaka/Kobe/Kansai Pref.

Just got back from a trip southwest - found a few nice bikes, and saw some flash past before I could whip my camera out.

Pick of the crop was this King Speed I found in Kobe. The owner was well chuffed that I wanted to take photos of his bike. In fact, I found everyone in Kobe and Osaka really happy to talk about their bikes. In Tokyo it seems everyone wants to be a bit cool.

I've put most of the pics on my blog - easier and I can make them bigger. I was please to find a brand new Vivalo with the new sticker design. I also spotted an old seatpost I've never seen before.

Click here for more pics...
http://tvvas.blogspot.com/2007/08/bi...768.html#links


Also, this is waaay OT, but I put some pics of two Tadao Ando buildings up too. If you're an architecture fan you might like them - I got some never before seen "spy" shots.

http://tvvas.blogspot.com/2007/08/ta...ght.html#links
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Old 08-20-07, 02:01 AM   #2
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i have the same dissizit thing in the back. haha. i love the color and simplicity of this bike.
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i'd eat my own young for that gan well saddle. its such the eyeball sex.
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nice..thanks for the pics.
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Oh, and I wish these shots had turned out better - they're of a Campagnolo Gran Sport equipped Vivalo road bike. I'd never seen Gran Sport stuff before except in catalogues.
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