This has got to be the sickest modern production track bike I’ve ever seen. A mix of fillet brazed Columbus MAX and Zona really hammers home the meaning behind “ono”, or a tool for cutting through your obstacles in Japanese. See more photos of the Tokyo Fixed Ono here and pick one up here. This will probably be your only chance to own a Death Spray Custom designed paint job!
Max and the crew at Tokyo Fixed have finally made some matching bibs for their jerseys. Head on over to Tokyo Fixed for the scoop!
Tokyo Fixed has just posted their look book for 2012, filled with some great photos of their frames in action. Check it out above.
I’ve always loved this shade of blue and Morten’s s2 build does it justice. Very clean. See more at Tokyo Fixed!
I’m so glad there are more and more production steel road bikes available now. One of which is the Tokyo Fixed Road Rocket. Steel road bikes are great for a number of reasons and I can bark about it all day but you’ve just gotta ride one to understand.
Swing through Tokyo Fixed if you’re in London and check these bikes out. If you’re not in London, you could always just look at some recent customer builds on their Flickr. Did I mention this beast has some Columbus MAX in it?
Tokyo Fixed Gear’s impressive line up of frames are now available for pre-order. These are some of the nicest looking shop frames, so get in queue now if you fancy them. Pre-order here.
When I think of UK framebuilders, I think of Reynolds tubing, Nervex lugs, bent-rake forks, path racer geometry and a classic paint job. While Enigma definitely nods to all of these, their performance-based cycles are a lot more modern than their predecessors. Made in the UK, from stainless, Ti and good old steel, Enigma is one of the few UK manufacturers who chose domestic over a dockside delivery. Tokyo Fixed Gear is their newest UK dealer, so swing on over to test ride or purchase one of their track, road or commuter frames.
The guys at Tokyo Fixed Gear made a nice recap video from their recent track bike criterium, The Hunt. Check it out!
Tokyo Fixed Gear‘s frame lineup for 2012 is rounded off with their new road model, the Road Rocket. If you’re in London, swing through the shop to test ride one, beginning today.
“With the Road Rocket we went ahead and indulged by designing our dream road frame. We have used our favorite tubing (Columbus MAX chain stays and down tube, Spirit seat tube and head tube and a skinny Keirin top tube & seat stays) to deliver performance in all the right places. The frame weighs 1.7kg / 2.06kg inc the Columbus Minimal full carbon fork. The Road Rocket is a credible contendor against titanium and carbon frames with all the comfort and durability steel brings. Estimated retail price will be £775 frame only / £900 frame and fork. Our first shipment is in the water now and will be with us very soon.
Check out more at the Tokyo Fixed Gear blog.
Want more from the Hunt? Check out Imagehunter‘s set! The black and white came out great for these photos. Thanks for sharing Martijn!
Photo by Juan Trujillo
This past weekend was London’s first track bike only criterium. Thrown by Tokyo Fixed Gear, the Hunt took racers to a snaking course in Hillingdon, where they raced for victory. Francesco Martucci from Italy took first place this year. Juan Trujillo took some photos from the race and you can see the rest here.
The new line of Tokyo Fixed Bikes frames are looking damn nice. Aside from that Death Spray Low Pro, the Dart is my favorite of the lineup, especially all murdered out like Jamie’s build. See more of this rad machine at Tokyo Fixed Gear.
“This prototype was hand painted by Death Spray Custom. The ONO will be with us in late May and should be priced around £775 including a carbon fork. The frame is fillet brazed and is made using Columbus Zona with a Columbus MAX downtube & CNC CR-MO dropouts. Pretty sweet.
The ONO features the 5 dot mon on the head tube, keeping the graphics simple and allowing us to use painting & masking only.”
See more photos here.
Max from Tokyo Fixed Gear let me know that there would be a sneak peek of their 2012 bikes dropping today but I was not expecting this. I love the TFG frames. Lauren loves her Dream Machine Cargo and now, for 2012, two new models are out: the DART and the Wide Open. Check out more of their 100% steel line below!
You can’t work on bikes in a messy shop. My goal in the next few weeks is to build a legit workshop. It just makes life easier, as the Tokyo Fixed Gear team has found out. They’ve got a new shop and that means, new pricing and specials. Head to their site to see how they could become your LBS if they aren’t already (in London).