Black Yamaguchi Jan 30, 2010

Taking photos of beautiful bikes is one thing, but to take a photo of a frameset is a whole ‘nother treat. It’s like a choose your own adventure book. Cinelli stem with Mavic pursuit bars? Cinelli 2a with Criterium bars? Nitto stem with B123s? So many options for the cockpit alone. There’s this gorgeous Yamaguchi sitting in Affinity on consignment right now. Not too sure of the back-story, or the price, but it’s one mean beast! How would you built it up?

More photos below.

One of the nicer modern-day logos for sure.

That King headset needs to be re-installed and aligned properly or you’ll get flats. Heh!

That’s a really nice Yamaguchi. Granted, it’s not as crazy as some of his other bikes, but still, a very tasteful bike. Can’t go wrong with black paint. There are a few more photos here on my Flickr.

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  • Jose

    I’d toss my Silver Sugino 75 on there, then get some H+Sons. Chrome Nitto Stem and drops. Brooks saddle. So goodddd.

  • charles schoen

    i absolutely love the frame. but i would have picked out a different fork design without a doubt… i think the straight blade makes it look not as beautiful.

  • alex

    I would put some chukkers and a bruiser fork on. then convert the bb to spanish and do a bmx set up.

    that would be treatin this bike right, right?

  • Jose

    I don’t know about that Charles. I think there is a certain delicateness that comes with straight forks. But that’s just me.

  • Dima

    Wound Up!

  • Andrew

    +1 for straight forks. Curved fork always ruins the aesthetic imho.

  • Albert

    Not a single one of you has any idea how a track bicycle should be built up.

  • prolly

    Speak for yourself… this is about as legit as you can get. I love building up and riding track bikes. As long as people ride their bikes, that’s good enough for me…

    but I’d never put a HED3 or an Aerospoke, or risers on this bad boy!