[CR] bikeshop in Tokyo, revisited


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Date: Sun, 2 Jan 2011 18:46:06 +0700
From: Freek Faro <khun.freek@gmail.com>
To: classic <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] bikeshop in Tokyo, revisited


Good day all,

sorry for that link I posted yesterday, its on Facebook, and I should have realised that only FB users were able to get access. Anyway, i'll explain a bit. Starting now, I'll be living in Thailand, permanently. So obviously, I'm trying to get into the bicycle scene, or scenes. And on internet, and certainly Facebook, that means the fixie crowd. And part of that crowd is into classic bikes I've found out. I'm pretty sure I've seen a picture of a pristine 50s or 60 Condor in a group pic of these young people! The link I gave before is of the Velayenn Bike Shop in Bangkok. They have many interesting pictures on their FB page, not anywhere else unfortunately. It seems (I just gaathered this from the pictures, not too many descriptions available) the young couple that runs the shop visited Tokyo and made a lot of really interesting pictures. They also went to San Francisco, and visited several shops there. Here is a list of the albums I found interesting:

- Cycle Mode Tokyo 2010: trade fair, many things on show to reflect the 'retro' hype - framebuilders Nagasawa and Kalavinka (very good pictures of the people at work!) - bike shop in Tokyo: among others pictures of a Cinelli Laser TT bike (I think), no seattube, C-Rec components; Moser pursuit bike, along the lines of the world hour record bike - a frame builder who puts the name 'Boss' on his frames; Japanese?'

So, become a Facebook member, if only for a day, to view these really interesting pictures! And find that page of Velayenn Bike Shop ... (if it was 'veloyen', I'm pretty sure it means 'cool bike' ...)

Freek 'sawasdee pi mai!' Faro
Hua Hin Thailand