Saturday, 3 September 2011

Kinfolk Bikes & Lounge - Tokyo

Since we are so obsessed with our bicycle hobby lately,  we made it a point to visit the famous Kinfolk Lounge during our Tokyo trip last year.  For those of you who are planning on visiting Tokyo and may be interested,  here's the directions to 

Kinfolk Lounge

Its located at :

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  • Address
    • 1-11-1 Kami-Meguro 
    • Meguro-ku 2nd floor
  • Transport
    • Hibiya Line to Nakameguro
  • Phone
    • 03 5489 8683
  • Hours
    • 6pm-midnight , Tue-Sun

If you are new to Kinfolk bikes,  you can visit this website for more info :

It is not easy to locate the lounge especially after dark, but we managed to ask around the friendly shop owners at Nakameguro with our printed map, and they gladly pointed us to the right direction. The surrounding neighbourhood is very nice and quiet,  and you'd find a few interesting shops & boutiques along the way.  And when you are done with your cocktails at Kinfolk Lounge,  you can walk a little bit further up to visit F.I.G. Bike Daikanyama at Shibuya for more bike culture poison!!!

Here's F.I.G Bike's address :

F.I.G. Daikanyama

: Ebisu-Nishi 1-33-25, Shibuya-ku, tel. 03 5456 7701, Tues - Thurs 12-9pm,
closest station : Daikanyama.

More info on FIG bikes at :

FIG Bike shopfront photos as featured on their website.
Look out for the lounge located on the second floor,  you will spot the bikes first.
You'd be greeted by John Beullens (one of the co-founders of Kinfolk) at the lounge.
Bikes bikes everywhere...
Just outside the lounge,  a local commuter bike in local style!
One of the few interesting boutiques dotted along the quiet and beautiful neighbourhood.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Restoring the beloved Raleigh Burner BMX

Restoration in progress - Raleigh Burner BMX

The original Burner.....

Our Burner - Before restoration

New paint works and decals.

Fresh from Spectra Powder Coat factory.

The parts.

A pair of yellow wheel set would be nice...must continue shopping...

Vintage 70s Japanese Bicycle - Rilcycle

Vintage 70s Rilcycle

During a recent road trip,  we spotted an original old Japanese steel bike from the 70s, called Rilcycle, and added it to our collection. It's in an amazing brand new condition and all the parts are made in Japan, including original Shimano high-flange hubs.

The bike in mint & green condition.

Old grips with reflectors and original classic bell.

Shimano PPS II gear system.

Original chrome front rack, beautiful!!

Old dynamo headlights can be added,  these lights are ours.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Monday, 15 August 2011

Beautifully restored - Datsun Skyline C110

Marc's vintage car project - the Datsun Skyline C110.  For restoration,  parts were mostly ordered from Yahoo Auction! Japan,  with the great help of Ewan from Hayatonka :

Photos from old black & white negatives....

Dancers from Texas - Sunday Flea Market

Furniture collection

Wooden chair - restored & re-upholstered

Bike in progress...

project no. 6 - CIC

Vintage bike collection

project no. 5 - MotionCraft


Vintage bike collection

project no. 4 - Bridgestone

Vintage bike collection

project no. 3 - Giant

Vintage bike collection

project no. 1 - Oryx 

project no. 2 - Crownroad