Japanese do bike shops better

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Just back from a trip to Japan. Generally, it was awesome. One of the things you always catch yourself saying when you travel around the country is ‘Why can’t we have that back at home?’. Everything appears to work better, everyone appears to work harder, and everyone goes that extra mile to make things better for everyone else.

One evening I was wandering around the backstreets of Kyoto when I looked up and saw this store:

It’s a men’s retro clothing store that ALSO sells vintage road bikes, fixies and track frames. Incredible. I barrelled in there with my camera at the ready. 

Imagine a store when you could come away with a new shirt AND a crankset. 

 

Vintage Eddy Merckx.

Vintage Eddy Merckx.

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