Japanese painter Swamp did some incredible work on a Surly Pugsley for Above Bike Store. I love all these custom fatbikes in Japan!
When people ask me where I want to go in 2014, the answer is simple: I want to go back to Japan. Why? See above. Animal‘s 2013 trip to Japan looks like one hell of a time!
It’s gotta feel great to work your ass off on a project and have it end splendidly. Or rather, begin splendidly upon completion. The guys at Signal have been in a production crunch zone for the past few weeks, preparing their new Crusade cross frames for a trip to Japan.
Something tells me this is only the beginning for the Signal Crusade…
Geekhouse has really nails the brightly-colored bicycle and while I prefer my Mudville as black as they come, some people love the neon. Take NB from Blue Lug‘s new Team Mudville… Now getting dirty in Japan during this year’s season. See more photos of this bright beast at the Blue Lug Flickr!
Last night, Japanese bike shop, Blue Lug’s Flickr exploded with all kinds of new frame pack bags from local frame builder and bag maker, Fairweather. Bike pack bags are great and all, but I was more pumped on seeing the new side-access bottle cages (made in Japan!). Sure, it solves the problem of how you remove your bottle with your front triangle is filled with bags, but I just like to see a new spin on an everyday object.
Yes! This thing is so badass. It’s breaking rad into pieces, or at least it better be during a race. Seriously, if you ride a bike like that, you had better be airing the flyover and bunnyhopping the barriers. See more of this rad Tonic Fabrication at Bike Daily’s Flickr!
Keirin Bank and Groooove put together a short and sweet video from a recent track racing event in Japan. It’s been a while since something from Groooove has been posted here. More of this!
Photo by nu llpo
Imagery like this never gets old and cyclists from every background can appreciate the beauty of Keirin racing. I suggest you look through this entire set on Flickr.