The Japanese Handmade Bicycle Fair recently wrapped up in Tokyo.Ã‚Â Featuring many of Japan’s finest bicycle builders, it’s a nice visual appetizer for the North American Handmade Bike Show coming up in February.
Pics here are from Jerome Sadou’s Fixed in Japan blog, where you’ll find more photos, some video and more descriptions.Ã‚Â Or, just click “more” to see a few of the highlights.
Above is a pursuit bike from Level, except it’s got some non-track features like, you know, gears and brakes.Ã‚Â But wait, where are the brakes?Ã‚Â They’re cleverly hidden inside the fork and chainstays, with all cables run inside the bar and tubes.Ã‚Â Pretty slick (video of this on FiJ).
This city bike is also from Level.
This one carries on the torpedo motif that Cherubim has shown before.
This shiny touring bike is from Makino.
This Ravanello single-speed qualifies as the bike I’d be most likely to ride (at least of the ones photographed).Ã‚Â Those white tires are sick!
This “Jeff Gordon Special” from Takata qualifies as the bike I’d be least likely to ride.
Check out lots more on Fixed in Japan.