W-BASE Tokyo 5th Anniversary
Yesterday night, I was going to pick up wifey at her job when I accidentally found out that the W-BASE shop was celebrating its 5th anniversary just on my way.
W-BASE is one of the most famous shop in Tokyo (Shibuya) for bicycles from BMX to Fixed Gear and everything linked to street culture.
You know me now, I always carry my Nikon DSLR (D5000, if you wonder) and so took the following photos :)
Some serious bike here...
I already shot the black Kalavinka for the BFF.
Isn't it a crazy bike?
Entrance was free, I did not plan to come so I just took few pictures of the old school BMX from the 80's that were exposed.
It reminded me of the time I had a Raleigh Aero Burner. I loved this bike because the main frame tubes were profiled and not round, it was quite unusual at the time.
I remember to have spent hours on the playground trying some tricks that I imagined...
In the mid 80's, BMX was just emerging in France : I remember of one magazine (Bicross magazine?) and that's pretty much all the info we could get.
There was also an event in Paris Bercy, the first one took place in 1984 I was just 10. I think it's the only event related to BMX I saw on TV then...
At that time not even video tapes (at least in my family) and obviously no Internet...
Me at ten, on my Aero Burner!(Thanks Dad for the picture... and for the bike:)
Wow wow :D