Thursday, October 22

Another Ace Pan

That's the trouble with a new project, you think you have a vision of what it's going to end up like then your head is turned by yet another stunna (as The Sun used to say), usually from Japan.

I stole this image from Matt & Dean's Blog because it's so fuckin' glorious. Is that a K model front wheel? I know it's stating the obvious, but those Japanese shops just see potential in combinations of parts, contrasts in scale and blurring of lines that absolutely no one else does.

Maybe I should just try to be original and stop looking at other people's bikes. Damn.

6 comments:

Nobbi ノビー said...

i think the hub is from a K model,
we have the same in Our WL.

I_am_10_ninjas said...

There is no original thought.

txdennis said...

K indeed... got a chromed one built up for my '61

Jake said...

Ace boys are deep people like, deep deep...I lived just over from there shop in Motomachi Kobe for the last 3 years, before they were in sannomiya...whats even cooler is the monkey bike one of them come's to work on...its all gold late 60"s or 70 i dont know much about Monkey's.But you keep picking that shop on your Blog of which i cant stop looking at why cool blog. There is a another not bike shop beside Ace called roadrunner....

Jake said...

GKM Need a Bar/Pub/Cafe any one will do.I will be in London in Dec coming from NYC. I need to kill some time for a day or so,Hoping you all could set me right.
Thanks Jake

Guy@GK said...

All I can say is Bradleys Spanish Bar, Hanway Place, just over the other side of Oxford St from Soho Square. (Once) great jukebox... head for the tiny basement, drink the day and night away on San Miguel. You will not be short of interesting company or a hangover to remember. Don't eat the food.