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Old 02-19-14, 04:17 PM
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Visited a Vintage BIke Shop in Hong Kong. Some Pics

in HK now for my one week annual visit.
having some extra time, i've been finally able to visit a heritage bike shop on the tip of Prince Edward—north part of Mong Kok, in the middle of Kwoloon area.

some of you here have mentioned the name The Wing's Co. (they have a facebook page)
extremely 'small' store with no real 'shop' area. not even sure they are able to 'repair' stuffs on site.
(understanding extreme efficiency on spacing in HK, it might be possible, just not sure)

posting some of my instagram iphone shots first. took more but will post when i go back to the states next wk.
sorry for crops. it was literally impossible to have right distance to have 'em uncut due to the small maze-like space.
i also had to do it quick like nothing serious, as the old owner could get cranky—just my guess—if i look too serious taking photos.

2nd floor (1st floor) of a typical 'mansion' building. little signage:


a 'Rello and 'Nago hanging. most of the frames hanging seemed NOS or extremely well kept condition.
lots of them had Campy headsets and BBs on. you see a Daccordi in the back.
i'm not sure what that 585 frame. guess it's a Look?


a super rare—i guess, as i didn't know existence of this at all—Masi 3V KEVLAR!
the owner said it's a carbon frame, their 1st gen experiment. i found a decal saying Kevlar.
it just look exactly like the usual 3V—oversize tubing with the infamous internal lugs.
i tinged it lightly, it sounded indeed different from metal tubing. not sure tho, what it is. some kind of kevlar enforcement?
wanted ask him more, he had short english i had nearly none cantonese unfortunately.
he said it's 40,000 HKD. which equals like a bit over 5000 USD.


they had quite number of Looks and 'Nagos across the eras—from steel to carbon.
3 Look hanging. yellow on top, i've never seen. had Columbus Brain decal. yello Looks were always top of the line, right?
blue one in the middle— what a pretty color, i damn want this one—had Alu decal.
the one on the right looks very similar to those KG233 (Spain built?)
and a blue Gios is hidden in the back, right in front of a CF Pinarello.


under those hanging frames and forks were glass cabinets chock'o full of vintage and modern parts indeed.
saw 3 Campy NOS derailleurs across the generation with original boxes!!!
Victory, Rally and GT from the front.
you can see the crazy price tag on the Victory too. nearly 240 USD


despite his kinda 'determined' face expression, he was pretty generous letting me take iphone shots, answering me some questions mainly on the price.
i've got a gopro clip too, will edit and post when i go back.

it was rather refreshing moment finding a bike shop with some C&V stuffs in HK.
trust me. i've tried to find some all over HK, this was the only place.
hope you folks enjoy my lousy pics too.

taking a ferry to Macao where i can black jack or roulette, come back with some more egg tarts and buy the entire friggin shop...

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Old 02-19-14, 06:41 PM
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Cool pics Hong. I like the Turismo box.
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Thanks for the write up! I grew up in hk and my first real road bike was bought from Wing. It was a blue daccordi. More than 25 yrs ago as a matter of fact. I am surprised they are still in business after all these years.
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This might fit this thread as an interesting aside.
http://hopskid.com/yongjiu/
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