Tokyo Fixies

02009-11-16 | Photos | 5 comments


  1. Carol

    We used to put playing cards in the spokes for the unique sound. I suppose that’s what the frog cards are for??

  2. Carol

    We used to put playing cards in the spokes to make an “impressive sound” I suppose this is what the frogs were for?

  3. Carol

    Oops sorry.

  4. Ottmar

    Carol: the cards in the spokes are from alleycat races.

    Riders do not wear conventional race numbers; instead, “spoke cards”, originally Tarot cards but now often specially printed for the event, have the rider’s race number added with a marker pen and are then wedged between the spokes of the rear wheel. Spoke cards are often kept on the wheel by riders as a souvenir, leading to an accumulation of them over time.

  5. Carol

    That’s interesting, and a great way to wear your laurels..Fun! I figured it was something different. I didn’t think they looked like they’d make a lot of noise.


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