Beautiful Bicycle: Cassidy’s Kalavinka Jan 12, 2011

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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.

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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.

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

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Like all Kalavinka’s the detailing is perfect.

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

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So clean!

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Right down to the stamp.

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

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Like I said, this bike has a history!

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

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Proper track drops and a Keirin brake.

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With the most iconic headbadge of them all.

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This bike was built to go fast!

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

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How’s that for a desktop image?

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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?

  • 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.