26 April 2014

Saturday near Futako with MOB

Last Saturday MOB and I spent part of the afternoon visiting areas near Kaminoge.  We had already gone to Positivo a few days before, and MOB had been back since, so we checked out a few of the other quirkier shops.

On the way to lunch in Jiyu-ga-oka, we made a brief stop at the CPW Skate Shop with its high rider bikes.

The proprietor, full tattoos on both arms, was delighted to learn that a Bremen-based anarchist group are big fans of his shop.
Bikes at lunch
On the way to C Speed, we visited the Above Bike Store, where the Yamabushi was painted.  MOB managed to find a beautiful 59cm Nagasawa used track frame hanging from the ceiling in the rear of the shop, which he immediately purchased.  A thing of beauty in a spectacular metalic blue paint.  I wish I had spotted it first!  I expect it will show up on MOB's blog before long, with a beautiful track build.

We next visited C Speed and chatted with Hiroshi.  With an aria playing in the background, and Chesini bikes on display, the shop is a little bit of Italy.  After a long chat, I left MOB there to head home for Brevet preparations.

Yes, the Chesini "Florian" image marketing is nice.  But Above Bike Store's "Summerlong (Steel Era)" image movie is a bit more ambitious.  (full screen recommended).

"SUMMERLONG" (STEEL ERA IMAGE MOVIE) from goooove on Vimeo.

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