ok so if your looking at this blog, you PROBABLY have seen brat style bikes..
anyway this is takami's xs (owner of brat style) I took this last year but figured its about time to post it up. I know some of you are tired of looking at the little ass pics on the web site. enjoy!
im don't want to blow ups dudes spot, but there are alot of "secret" parts on this thing. i have picked this bike apart in person, and believe me I did more than one double take. (21" honda trials front wheel, and brake, on a ceriani road race forks, internal throttle with a cable pull brake lever (that was cut down and re-welded on so clean that you cant even tell) then brazed on to the apes with the cable routed proper. thats pushing a remote reservoir for the disc.... peep the controls! its all the little details that makes bikes like this so dope. this is shisha dog god of okinawa. (where takami is from) thats okinawa HOMETOWN PRIDE in the chiba area. the little toggle switch on the shifter... NOS 100 shot!!........just kidding!
why, you ask!? well i want it to represent what i got accomplished today.
i went to the DMV at around 12:30 to straighten out more legal issues with registration on 2 of my bikes... "take a number" i was D-172 they were on d-23... after i waited and waited and waited, they told me "oh you need to go upstairs" to the other line... so i did, and i waited and waited. around 4:30, i said "FUCK THIS!!!!", and walked out.
did not even get done what i went there for in the first place.
trust me NEVER go to the dmv on an empty stomach it only makes things worse.
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justin (shop gentei staff from time to time) and the dude who created a really dope documentary toy punks came to hang out for a while today. justin is also the lead guitar in my band that has not formed yet. a good dude, and someone who "gets it". buy toy punks volume 1. because they are working on volume 2 now. do you like pushead art? mike giant? bounty hunter?....
this is no bootleg bullshit. this is a real lip cream crew neck sweat shirt. circa late 80's
your not going to find one of these anywhere. not even in koenji!.
this was given to me years ago by my good friend takashi sweeden. he is the bass player for "rockey, and the sweeden", fearless vampire killers (m.y.b.c.), owner of fudobrain clothing shop in tokyo, and all around awsome dude! he has more shit that you have never seen, than you could even imagine.