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Custom Hybrid Yamaguchi         Featured Bike! on 11/12/2009

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custom yamaguchi road time trial/track hybrid

mavic bullhorns/thomson elite road stem

custom straight blade yamaguchi fork/1-1/8 king headset

rolf prima vigor

rolf prima vigor

sugino supermighty/campy 49t 3/32 ring

selle italia split/thomson setback

eggbeaters/fancy-ass hollow-pin KMC chain

DA 9-spd cassette/DA rear derailleur/DA bar-end shifter mounted to a paul thumbie

i wanted a road bike that felt like a track bike--sort of a reverse conversion--one that i could convert back into a track bike if the urge hit. after looking around, i hit up sachs. his wait list was long (though still on my radar for another project). i tried out some tri bikes, cyclocross bikes and road bikes. i assessed what i liked, what i disliked and what i wanted to retain from my track bikes. i factored in aesthetics and emailed yamaguchi. he understood what i was after and 3.5 months later, i had this. i designed the paint to compliment KY's sick fillets and geometry. my bike can beat up your bike.

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I think all of VS added this

I think all of VS added this bike.

wow.

I'd love to see this with a slammed stem.

.. i love the bathtub

..

Just simply beautiful!

OK this is one of the best bikes on this site.

beautiful.

beautiful.

so awesome

so awesome

all other bikes dream of

all other bikes dream of being this bike.

As much as I want to, I

As much as I want to, I can't disagree.

sweet build.

sweet build.

thats a nifty idea.

thats a nifty idea.

how did you put on the rear derailleur ?

Nice bike, but how did you fit the rear derailleur?

/Hansen

RD

the derailleur tab is built in to the track end. yamaguchi did it for me when he built the frame.

...

That bike makes me want to cry.

- Guadelupe de la Santiago

I keep coming back to this

I keep coming back to this bike again and again, i think it's the nicest Yamaguchi i've ever seen.

I like the idea of only having the RD, the thumbshifter is genious. Hope you don't mind but i may copy the idea one day.

Please tell me you're riding this bike every day

4-5 days a week

i ride that one about 4 times a week.
i have a lot of bikes that need a lotta lovin'.

ouch

this bike makes me ache...for a bike this sweet. crazy spoke count!

I have ridden this

I have ridden this bike...and it is good!
:satisfaction with a grin:

great tub too

I, like so many others, think this bike is elegant in the extreme.

But I have also been wondering, who designed the bath tub in the background?

It's also quite elegant.

Thanks

tub

thanks. the tub is one of the original philippe starck "edition" tubs. a client gave it to me.

This bike is awesome

Awesome bends

pumped

pumped

Your bike inspired me to build my bike

My frame sucks compared to yours, but she rides good and the configuration is sweet.

https://velospace.org/node/7113

17lbs! Holy crap.

wavy bike

with the setback seatpost im getting kinda wooozy staring at it, sooo many bendssss....

this is really nice!

this is really nice!

haha, theres no doubt in my

haha, theres no doubt in my mind that your bike could beat up my bike. but then again, i'm not missing one arm and one leg.

Really beautiful.

So clean! It looks like it was designed by Lego.

(That's one of the highest praises I know.)

This is one of my favorite

This is one of my favorite bikes of all time. Thank you for building it.

Wheels

Those wheels look amazing! How does the frame ride? It looks so funky...a real beaut!

I've had this picture on my

I've had this picture on my computer from the beginning.

Really amazing.

I'm playing with the idea of changing my handle bars to this.. with Ultegra index shifters though.

So pretty.

oh yeah...

how much does it weigh?

weight

as pictured, it's under 17 lbs.

!

one of my favorite bikes of all time really

Tops

Muy bueno. Machine's tops. Running in friction mode? Was contemplating 1x9 myself and curious about the friction feel.

1x9 on friction

yeah. it's setup for 1x9 on friction mode. indexed shifting in a single chainring setup is a pain in the ass. the friction works great.

trade? =)

Ill trade you my F4C for that....OH BABYYYYY!!

well...

i quit bikes now.

hey dude..

don't know if you knew this or not, but you're in this video.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=_7SKjIxlbHM

from about :44 to 1:00.

I recognized the bike as soon as I saw it.

Oh man.

Right behind the guy snorting what i assume to be coke.
i laughed my ass off.

ha

yeah. my friends made that. i actually think my friend john is riding the bike in those clips. i have the pink bunny jersey on.

stunner!!

i would like to ride it to the coffee shop and just sit there and look at it. really sweet setup!

you have any pics of it set

you have any pics of it set up as a track bike?

White or yellow tires would

White or yellow tires would be perfect!

damn.,.

definitely would kick ass on the crit circuit..

If you don't mind...

i'm going to build up a time trial bike just like yours.

this is so clean. so good. I

this is so clean. so good. I love it.

beatiful

I can't get over how clean this bike looks while still having gears. This is the first multi-gear bike I've ever seen that I've drooled over.

HOLY FUCK!

HOLY FUCK!

Your bike is a man amongst

Your bike is a man amongst boys, a triumph amongst failed attempts, I love it

ha!

haha. i wish i could say it was an entirely successful attempt amongst attempts, but there's a single issue with it that precludes that. yamaguchi's awesome though and he's doing what he can to insure that everything ends up perfect. that's all i'll say about that...

shit.

i want a geared bike with geometry like a track bike...i think i might have to have a custom frame made for that purpose.
i love this bike.

love it

I want it. awesome bike



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