Category Archives: Tokyo Fixed
When I found out that London’s Tokyo Fixed Gear reached out to Death Spray Custom to design the paint job on one of their new track frames, dubbed the Ono, I couldn’t wait to see what the outcome would be. It wasn’t until seeing Kyle’s built up in person earlier this year that I could finally geek out on all the little details.
This bike slays and not just in the ride, but the overall presentation. The paint just pops! Kyle’s build ain’t too shabby either. The purple Chris King headset and that AARN track ring really set it off for me. Mixed in with the vintage Shimano post and Cinelli Unicanitor…
Kyle says this is his favorite track bike to date and I can see why! See more photos in the Gallery…
Kinoko Cycles just got in fresh stock of the new Tokyo Fixed kits, so head on over for more info.
You can never have too many jerseys. Trust me on that. Also, you can never have too many black jerseys, especially going into the winter months. Check out the newest team jerseys from Tokyo Fixed!
Kinoko Cycles has a fresh new stock of Tokyo Fixed shirts in stock. These two are my favorites, but you can see the rest here or pick one up here.
So my post earlier today touched on this news, but here’s the official word from Tokyo Fixed, or now, Kinoko Custom Cycles:
“Our shop in Peter Street in Soho has been the heart of our operation for years now. Fast becoming known as the ideal place in central London to find high quality parts, talk to experienced and enthusiastic staff and generally be surrounded by the best frames, clothing and art that modern cycling has to offer, we’ve enjoyed our tenure there.
However, we’re extremely proud and extremely excited to announce our imminent move to Golden Square in Soho, and the launch of our new shop, Kinoko Custom Cycles. Our aim is to move from being the best place for incredible steel and rare parts to a singular destination for London’s cyclists. That means we’ve got a full fitting center with 2 top-level qualified fitters, a huge workshop, a massive space for bikes, parts, clothing and art and even our own in-house baristas in Daily Goods.
Our increase in space also means an increase in the things we can offer. We mean to be the best place in England to get a custom bike, and our work with artisanal and boutique bike builders like Tonic Fabrications, Cherubim, Donhou and Independent Fabrications affirms this aim; but we’re also stocking some of the top names in performance road bikes. Cannondale, Trek and Focus will all be gracing our showroom, alongside custom frames and our own Tokyo Fixed models. The same goes for our clothing and components – we’re still going to be championing small brands like Vulpine and Paul Components, but they’re going to be sharing pride of place with Castelli team kit and Shimano groupsets.
Now that you know what we plan to do, how does this affect you? Tokyo Fixed at 4 Peter Street will close its doors on Saturday 11th of May. Kinoko Custom Cycles will open its doors to customers the following week, with a grand launch party to be announced soon. The web-shop will remain open, and no order will go unfulfilled. Our website will change to represent its place as the online store of Kinoko Custom Cycles, and the URL’s will redirect accordingly. For the meantime, our huge moving sale continues in-store and online. We’d recommend you check it out, as we’re place huge discounts on a significant amount of our stock.”
Sounds like Kinoko Custom Cycles us going to be pretty legit.
I knew that Tokyo Fixed was going through some concepts for a re-brand, but it wasn’t until seeing this post on the Independent Fabrication blog that I had heard anything concrete. Kinoko Cycles is the new Tokyo Fixed and while they’ll still obviously specialize in track and fixed gears, they’re opening up to high-end road as well. The way I see it, the more bikes, the merrier. See more of this Kinoko Cycles x IF Gravel Royale at the IF Blog.
The second bike in Tokyo Fixed’s 2013 line to be announced is the Trooper CX. Cross bikes are incredibly versatile. You can do light touring, gravel, road, dirt, singletrack and even race them in their intended arena and the Trooper looks like a worthy ride for all the above.
Check out more information at Tokyo Fixed.
Tokyo Fixed unveiled their new 2013 Dart track bike today:
“Most obviously, we’ve gone large. The headtube takes a 44mm zero-stack headset, and the top tube and downtube are similarly brutish. We custom sourced the tubing for this frame, no-one else is using tubes this big. This means the weight stays down, but the frame is unbelievably stiff; this complete bike is down to 7.8kg. Our team rider Jacob says it rides more like our S1 than the old Dart, the huge tubes imparting comfort as well as responsiveness.”
See more shots and a lot more information on these new framesets at Tokyo Fixed.
Photo by Mitch Payne
Well, the Ono by Death Spray Custom and Tokyo Fixed. But seriously, that’s a great portrait of a great bike. I know Tracko loves getting weird on his.
For spring this year, Tokyo Fixed has rolled out a few new looks for their team jerseys. These are slim cut in a classic 4-side design, with a carbon weave side panels. See more shots here and pick one up in red or red / blue.