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Recently on Natsukashi

2013-02-27
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Koizumi Factory Osaka Japan

Makers of BMX legends like the Diamond Back range including the Silver Streak and Harry Leary Turbo. They also made early Hutch Trickstars.

The so called "baseball" logo is not a baseball, it was made from this kanji 小 which makes up the name of the company

小泉製作所

Found all sorts of goodies lying around like this Silver Streak now used as a run-around

This totally mint Hutch Trickstar was also sitting about

If you have a the "baseball" logo on your frame, it was stamped with this little gadget

Your old chrome Diamond Back was plated is this huge chroming tank

They make mostly motorcycle parts now which is what they did before the 80s BMX boom

2013-02-21
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Japan BMX federation (JBMXF)

Japan BMX federation

Run by my good friend Hiroshi Takahashi-san who was a BMX champion when he was a Kuwahara factory rider here in Japan in the 80's. 

JAPAN BMX FEDERATION

 

2013-02-06
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Izumi Factory Osaka Japan

Izumi chain is a great company with a long history. They make all kinds of chains from the very large to the very small and of course BMX chains

Moulders office?

Tiny chain for an office machine like a photocopier

The Izumi laundry - this is where the links are cleaned and polished for hours

This machine does all sorts of stuff, measures height, coating thickness, flexibility of joints...

 

2013-02-06
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Kashimax Factory Osaka Japan

Makers of the legendary Kashimax MX and Aero. Awesome company! See our Kashimax seats.

Kashima-san ponders...

 

2013-02-05
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Osaka Japan

A recent visit to Osaka took us to Araya, Kuwahara, Kashimax, Izumi, Sugino and Koizumi. If you've seen the movie Black Rain, it was filmed around here

 

 

2013-01-19
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Julian from Wales

Stunning build from Julian!

The spec

Koizumi Cromo mark 2 Frame and Tange Forks painted in Custom Team Colours.
Win Pro size NOS bars.
Aero zytec refurbed mag wheels.
Original Dia compe MX 900 calipers mint condition
Dia Compe tech 3 levers refubed by OBB with new clamps
NOS tange 125 black alloy headset
NOS dia Compe 1984 dated cables
NOS Dia Compe Japan stamped cable clips
NOS Sugino 43 chainring with milled teeth
NOS Sugino chainring bolts
NOS Sugino 178 mm crankarm
Mint Tange Botton Bracket
NOS Izumi black and silver chain
NOS SR custom M pedals refinished in Baby Blue by OBB
Sr seat clamp refurbed Mint
SR stem refurbed Mint
Kashimax New aero seat (leather covered) with minty original kashimax guts.
NOS chrome straight seatpost
Repop tioga comp 3 tyres with skin walls
New AME tri grips
NOS shimano 17 theeth chrome/black freewheel
NOS old school chain tensioners
NOS dia compe x4 Grey brake ferrels
Cateye NOS RR-390 Front and rear reflector lenses
Cateye NOS B-10 front reflector bracket and NOS B-1 Rear Bracket
Custom team padset (esemdesign)

 

2012-12-14
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Owen from New Zealand

I have never seen one of these but Owen says this is an Aussie built bmx, around 86. Very popular back in the mid 80's in NZ as well. They are now very hard to find. I guess it's lucky you have two of them then eh Owen

2012-11-23
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MoSun from Canada

2012-11-18
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JBMXF 2012 Izu BMX International Japan November 18th

JBMXF International BMX Race in Izu Japan

2012-08-07
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Raleigh Burner From Spencer in the UK