Sunday, June 24, 2012


I was riding to INO town to bring my camera to KOCHI CAMERA SERVICE home of  quite possibly the best camera man on the island of SHIKOKU -MORI_SAN.
On the way there I passed this Honda shop and noticed a bridgestone road bike in this window. I stopped back on my return trip and found there was a much more exciting bicycle not in view from the street right next to the bridgestone. It was a Shark DERNY bike. Shark was one of the few NJS approved builders in kochi,and Doubleears has one of his track frames really nice paint and an incredible headbadge showing the island of shikoku with a shark of the shore of Kochi.
My good friend Yojiro of Team Sacrifice and owner of Codacasa sports bike shop was an apprentice of Ito Tadao also know as Yama-MOto a name he took when he retired from framebuilding and started making paragliders..sadly he past on a few years ago.

    Acording to Yojiro he made 4 of these dernys sometime in the Mid 1980's. This one has a Shark decal on the tank and unfortunatly MY FUJI 645 is not the best for close ups but if you think that looks like a cinelli logo you are right but it says SHARK instead of Cinelli. For you enjoyment from MISSTER PISSTA

ALL photos taken with a FUJI GS645S 60mm f4.o on expired (2009) fujifilm pro800

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