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?