We’re used to seeing Japanese artist Ko Masuda’s work engraved on classic Nitto components, so when this Saffron frameworks road with modern Campagnolo came across our inbox, it piqued our interest… Check out more of this extremely custom bike at the Ko Masuda portfolio site!
Even though Icarus couldn’t fly close enough to the sun, he apparently has no problems flying over to Japan, where our friends at Blue Lug always take building up these frames with pride. Check out the latest from Austin, Texas framebuilder Ian Sutton of Icarus Frames at the Blue Lug Japan Flickr!
Just like everything Japanese, their new parking system is done with order and care. The interior shots of this machine are wild. I’d hate to see a “jam” in the system though.
Ever wonder how much work goes into making a Kinfolk frame? This video showcases how Osamu Fukuda, the builder of Kinfolk, does just that in Japan.
With all the Festive 500 chatter, I hope you didn’t miss the Women’s Prestige Yatsugatake.
… speaking of Japan!
When I posted this trailer last week, I got a text from a guy who has worked in the industry for decades. The dude is a legend, in many regards. His text said, “You know, I spend my days telling my company that making cycling look cool isn’t easy, but that Dosnoventa video made riding bikes look cool.”
You know what? I’d agree.
We haven’t seen much street brakeless track bike action from Japan, mostly because it’s supposedly illegal, but Dosnoventa is taking to the streets in their new video. Also, I hope we see more of that Bronco at the :26 mark.
Tokyo’s Fairweather can do no wrong in my book. Their new Handlebar bags look super clean and with a large front pouch, they’ll hold what appears to be a decent-sized camera like a rangefinder or mirrorless system, which piqued my interest.
They’re $128 and in stock (mostly) at Fairweather.