Fixed gear bikes seem to be the new rage in cycling recently, trickling down even to foldies. My fellow Tikiteer Vik has finally succumbed! Therefore, it was with great delight and surprise for me today to know that my good friends gave me a brand new "fixie" from Japan. Tommi and Chi Ota are in their 60s and know my passion for bikes. They took the trouble to buy this fixie for me and I'm overjoyed!
Typical of Japanese quality, the intricate features include working brakes, side stand, gear shifters and even rotating pedals that operate the rear wheel fixie style.
In addition to the bike, they even thoughtfully included the latest Japanese bike magazine, The Bicycle Book.
More than getting such wonderful surprise gifts, I'm so grateful to God for giving me such dear friends that add so much to my life and bless me time and time again.
Arigato Gozaimas Tommi and Chi san! And special thanks to Kitty san for the courier service :)