Beautiful Bicycle: Cassidy’s Kalavinka Jan 12, 2011


Yesterday I gave you a teaser of Cassidy’s Kalavinka. This bike has quite the paintjob and a history to boot. While I’m not a huge Keirin freak, a Kalavinka is a great exception. These bikes aren’t as disposable as the rest and are some of the most beautifully-crafted bikes to come from Japan.

Check out some more photos of this Beautiful Bicycle below.


The paint job on this track bike made me want to try something a little different in the post-processing. With a nice jade green to lavender fade, these photos reflect that in an attempt to make the colors pop more.


I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a nice paint job.


Like all Kalavinka’s the detailing is perfect.


110 rear spacing and clean chainstays lead to the beautifully-constructed bottom bracket cluster.


So clean!


Right down to the stamp.


Like most racing bikes, this one has a protective carbon overlay to protect the shell from the chain while it’s undergoing maintenance.


Like I said, this bike has a history!


The head tube cluster is full of clean and precise lines.


Proper track drops and a Keirin brake.


With the most iconic headbadge of them all.


This bike was built to go fast!


With a non-drive side lavender paint, it’s the most beautiful NJS bike I’ve photographed.


How’s that for a desktop image?


Stunning! Many thanks to Cassidy and the Fast Folks crew for letting me photograph her. If you’re interested, it’s for sale. Call the shop! There are a few more photos on my Flickr, so checkem out!

  • j

    I’m pretty sure I saw this exact bike hanging up behind the workshop in Tokyo Fixed Gear in London a while ago. It’s pearlescent paint job is even more amazing in person! It’s a long way from Manchester Velodrome now!

  • mat

    you get a handjob with that selling price??

  • cass_kee

    john, wow great photos. thanks man

    matt , for you yes ;)

  • cass_kee

    j, i got the bike from japan.

  • David K

    What’s the size? Looks like a 56cm or something in that area… any chance of letting us know?

  • Tinj

    What is the purpose of the exposed bottom bracket?

  • cass_kee

    56cm ST 57cm TT

  • B2 Pro

    psh, i’ve offered him many trades for that paint job! he can keep the rest of the bike i just want the paint.