by Richard Prime
Now beyond a trend, the track and fixed cycling community thrives through the hard work of those involved in its passionate and dedicated scene. The latest proof of its staying power and those working for it, two-year-old e-commerce site Tokyo Fixed Gear's shop opens 25 November 2009. The physical manifestation from the group who have long fulfilled the demand in the U.K. for rare imports from Japan including hard to source frames and components, as well as local designers like Cyclodelic drops the "gear" from their name and makes their expertise that much more accessible.
A basement will house an enviable assortment of bikes and paraphernalia including vintage Italian frames, BMXs, Japanese track frames and a selection of hand-built frames from around the world. Rounding out the rarities, they'll stock the store with items from Brooklyn Machine Works, Leader and Gorilla Bicycles.
With Winter closing in, Tokyo Fixed will also carry a fine selection of cycle-specific clothing and footwear including the excellent Outlier clothing. London's fixed gear community has never had it so good.
4 Peter Street
London W1F 0DR map