...and sadly, Ti as well, although we've all know for a while that titanium is the dickfuck's choice of metal when it comes to bike frames. I take that back about Ti. Sure lots of wankers are riding Ti these days, but not everyone who does is a wanker.
I want to call them cunts but really it would be an insult to cunts which universally don't belong to lycra fucktards and equally universally are beautiful things. This peloton is made up a bunch of priviledged white men who can't imagine that they don't deserve the power they have. A peloton of horror AFAIC.
actually dunno how old it is but Andy is really friendly and was surprised that I knew what a Legnano was.
Here is one of his Legnanos
It's so original that he wants to use shit, old cables
even though they stretch and that's the last thing you want in a cable.
but I like his taste. otherwise they are agents for Lynskey
which, while they are certainly a wanker's bike
the Audi of steel bikes currently?
they are, after all, steel not plastic, so there's that
as the kids say.
And thy also have their own house brand, "Champione"
which are made with Columbus Zona and are fucking light
but check out these fillets...
a track bike made by Colossi (?) in awesome stainless steel
since this bike is for someone
who's been of the bike for a while
and he lives in the country with lots of hills
I thought it prudent
not to mention compassionate
to put easier gearing on it.
took the 47 tooth Super Record ring off Victor
and the 12-24 freewheel off Jo 650b
but I must say now
the bike does look a little weird
if you can call it a city because it pretty much seamlessly
connects to the rest of Tokyo
but it is home to one very special place that I know of
this is the Toei Bike Factory
as you can see they are churning out frames at the rate of about
one per week
which means there is a two year wait
which is not outrageous
for a custom-made frame
from what I gather
the place is not big
this is it
all you can see. one room.
three guys working today
and two guys not in
sick? passed away? not sure
this one is one of the Bluebird series
reproduced recently for their 50th anniversary
that's not a Cyclo rear derailleur but
a lighter-weight version of that design made by Toei