Friday, 10 July 2009

New Zlog vid, from Seattle!

I though you guys were going to get wet here.....

Thanks for the shout out.....!!

Seattle Summer Teaser from ZLOG on Vimeo.

Monday, 6 April 2009

Elton's 3RENSHO full build from the SuperMarket!

You may remember this restored 3Rensho from njs supermarket.... now resides in Taiwan. Thanks for the pics, Elton!
Grand Mighty cranks by Sugino, Kashimax custom padded Aero saddle,
Crystal Fellow seat post, among the rarer parts. Beautiful.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

H PLUS Super Market specials.....

click to enlarge.
I am surprised at H Plus reluctance to release interesting finishes.....I guess this is a
gap in the market that Velocity will fill with the B43 being released soon.

In the mean time, I took it upon myself to re finish some H Plus rims.....
Black w/rainbow metal flake, Silver metallic w/clear raspberry over the top, and
a polished rim, basically an un-anodized H Plus, on loan from Ocean Cycle Factory for
this photo.

Monday, 23 February 2009

Straight fork and straight stem!!

This is a very unusual combination, that was put together at Ocean Cycle Factory/NJS Supermarket last week...
Takamatsu Kenji fork, long, straight with no rake. Nagasawa lugs, hand made by an NJS frame
builder. It is very very twitchy and odd to ride, but allows super tight turns and barspinning a 700c front wheel.
When combined with the rare Nitto Zero Stem, the bar can spin very freely, with no centrifugal 'wobble' is very strange to ride, but is working quite well for this customer!

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

My Bianchi Concept.

Having never owned an alumi track bike in the past, I thought I would try one of these out for a while. Thanks Igor in SF, for shipping the frame to me! Densetsu. You can buy most of the parts new from NJS Supermarket.....not the frame though.

Concept frame

Dura Ace Octalink needle bearing njs bb
Dura Ace Octalink cranks 167.5
Dura Ace Zen chainring 50T

Corima carbon blade seatpost
San Marco Super Corsa Lazer saddle, black suede

Nitto B201AA black riser
Funn white MTB stem
Oury black grips

Sugino Tyrrano track disk (soyo green tubular)
Gipiemme 650 4 spoke Tecno front wheel (vittoria pista cl olympic tubular!)
Grunge Tokyo blue track cog

DID racing pro stainless NJS chain
Suntour Superbe Pro NJS pedals
Toshi white double straps
MKS alumi NJS clips

Next Stage KITA!!

A new era of mamacharis has arrived.
I am not sure why we built this thing up....but it is very fun to ride!
Saddle is new Gran Compe brooks style, fixed gear, front brake, custom
paint, basket:) and disk.

Monday, 12 January 2009

Blue Ocean w/my old araya disk! and super aero front..

Osaka's Kentaro has built up this bike recently....he is a friend of Ocean Cycle Factory and NJS Super Market!
Campa NJS seatpost, Araya polished disk, Super Aero Araya front, vintage Aeroyal bmx saddle, Octalink cranks/bb, Nitto B201AA bars, Soyo grips.....the list goes on. I love it.

Monday, 17 November 2008

Street Party, North Face Photo Exhib.

An exhibition of photos from NYCs messenger culture.
Also a street party and trick demo out the front of Ocean Cycle Factory/
NJS Supermarket HQ!
1.Tossing the camera man around..
2.Freestyle session inside the Nth Face Osaka store.
3.FedUp's EmJay-San working on his skill set.
4.Sayaka - I know a lot of my customers know her already!
5.Unable to decide whether to ride his Nakagawa, or Nagasawa...
6.Front of Ocean/NJS Supermarket, and Nth Face store.
7.Osakas naked messenger, Miwa Kun.
8.Robs Ocean track bike, now for sale at

Shots from KYOTO LOCO event, in Japan 2008.

1.Osaka crew, B dash messengers, Hajime, Kango....
2.My friend Yutaka, who works for NJS, got married this weekend.
Cameraman was keeping it old school.
3. Inside the Kyoto Loco hall...
4. Custom rims.
5.Taito-kuns dotty Erba....he won the gold sprints event.
6. Levant with Arc En Ciel decals...
7. Otaku disk wheel.

H Plus Son 650C w/HOSHI stainless blades, and Dura Ace NJS hub.

A front barspin wheel for my trick bike (i am not going to say what frame I am is junk)...
The wheel looks tough, with the super wide blades, 36 hole 4 cross, with the 42mm 650c rim....

My OSCA frame from Ibaraki Ken, Japan. (njs keirin)

This is one of the hardest to find frames, as far as NJS Keirin approved goes. Others that are very
rare even in Japan, are Venus, Civras, King Speed, Ohtaki, Shimazaki and Yanagisawa.
Everest are best known for their Randonneurs, which are very sought after in Japan, but the Everest piste frames also fetch big money. This is my friend Miya Sans... Kalavinka's Tanabe San did his training at Everest before establishing Kalavinka in Tokyo.

Monday, 29 September 2008

Sugino Prototype Cog

I think Sugino was not very keen to have the photos of this cog on the net yet, so to keep everyone
happy I have taken them down. Sorry! Hopefully they will be released soon....
Not sure if these are out yet, Sugino rep told me it was a prototype coming out later this year.
You get 3 cogs, 16/17/18 with the set, and there is no need for a chain whip, just a shimano road bb tool, which does the lockring too.
To change cogs, you just take the lockring off, and the tooth section of the cog comes off laterally.
I threw this one on my 3Rensho, along with.....
Black suede 8P kashimax, padded version.
White candyXsupermarket njs stem and b201 nitto bar.
Dura Ace octalink 165 cranks, D/A NJS sealed bb.
Dura Ace sealed bearing NJS headset.

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Sugino Lock Down.

Old bottle of SUGINO Screw Lock. Loc-tite for pisuto-maniaku....

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Blue Dura Ace HF...

Custom blue Dura Ace NJS hub by Ocean Cycle Factory.

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Nagasawa N crown frame

Very old Nagasawa frame with unusually ugly 'N' marks on the fork shoulders, unlike the typeface I recently posted on
This is a average 110 ended 510mm frame, and is going to fetch a fortune for the seller in Japan.
Very unique.
Next is a rough shot of a Sugino panto Nagasawa ring.

Monday, 8 September 2008

My NAKAGAWA street bike...

Very under-rated and little known builder in Osaka; Nakagawa. Made a lot of 24 inch/700c frames for amateur track and road TT riders, and mainly road frames. Very unique lugwork, bent chain and seat stays, straight fork, sexy/weird fork crown....nearly always pink with white headtube and seat tube. This is a purple one made in custom team colors. Rare parts fitted include the deadstock AERO4 Araya front 650c rim, Ariake Jaguar Aero II padded white saddle....and, well that is about all actually. Rear Araya candy rim w/matching Gran Compe SS tyre........Fun bike!

Friday, 5 September 2008

Araya super aero, yellow...

Continuing my unhealthy obsession with Araya Super Aero rims, here is a nice rare yellow powdercoated 16 hole tubular, with blade spokes and hologram stickers....maybe it was custom made to fit in with a race teams colors?

Thursday, 28 August 2008

Another super family brothers / supermarket build!

Corima wheels and seat post, Nitto Tsubasa bar/stem, NJS components.

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Remember the bedazzler? Kalavinka NJS

This is my friend Kato's Kalavinka. He paid a nail sculpture artist to
encrust the lugs and logos with plastic diamonds. Crazy. I love it personally,
although it is not one for the matte black w/stickers crowd.
Titanium campa arrow head rims, 08 campa record hubs, campa record cranks/ring,

Friday, 22 August 2008

New kiyo build. Chou Very Goo!

My Kiyo Miyazawa NJS Keirin frame.
-campa njs head set -jaguar sp72 post
-hatta r9400 bb -metallico bar
-kashimax 8P cushioned saddle -steel jaguar nj pro stem
-araya alumi disk -dura ace 167.5 cranks
-hed3 front -sugino zen chainring
-did stainless chain -toshi double straps