Feather Cycles for Tokyo Fixed Gear and Tied Together Jun 11, 2010

I usually don’t like posting twice in one day about a specific brand or builder but I’ll make an exception for this one! Ricky from Feather Cycles teamed up with Tokyo Fixed Gear to build an insane webbed-lug track bike for Nike’s Tied Together project. This is hands down one of the best bikes I’ve ever seen built for a collaborative project. Hot damn! I think we found the bike from this Akira-inspired poster!

Check out more photos at Tokyo Fixed Gear’s Flickr!

  • http://www.elevatedengineering.com nicholas

    so sexy!

  • Parker

    The little details are the best part: the thin black line on the inside, the black fade on the dropouts, the little ad decals. And the matte red paint? So sexy.

  • hors

    I’m really wondering why the disc is a quick release though. Entire project FAIL.

  • http://Trackosaurusrex.com Kyle


  • Ukiah

    So friggin’ sick… Makes me want to do my own Akira bike and make it even sicker… Beautiful beautiful bike, I’m wondering about the quick release too but I don’t really care.

  • Miketonkinson

    Damn there goes my plans to build an akira bike.

  • Craig

    my guess is that the QR was a do-what-you-can-with-what-you-have sort of deal. Someone had a QR disk wheel…and they used it in lieu of buying a new Comete or 1080 or whatever. They could’ve changed to a bolt-on skewer, but finding the right spacing would probably be hard.

  • hors

    I’m pretty sure on a project like that under Nike’s budget they could afford both solutions and it saddens me. Specially that thirty dollar hollow pin chain on a $300+ could-have-been NJS drivetrain. :[
    Should’ve rocked a Shadow halflink. HA!

  • Ukiah

    When you’re building a complete theme bike in two weeks I’m sure a LOT of things are do what you can with what you have.

  • thomas

    To be truly accurate, the bike would need a drive train to the front wheel.


    jus’ sayin’…