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Kato Cycle – Shop Visit

mrkatoKato Cycle was started in Nagoya in 1946. The family-owned, full-service shop features the latest and greatest on the showroom floor, from carbon road bikes to steel fat bikes. But for many people, myself included, the highlight is upstairs. There you can find bikes and accessories from what many people consider cycling’s heyday. The bikes and frames on display (and on sale) read like a history of bicycle technology. And you’ll find a smiling Mr. Kato up there, proudly presiding over his collection. If you speak Japanese, or have a translator with you, he’ll be happy to tell you about his time in Italy, riding L’Eroica and buying armloads of bicycle merchandise. Check out www.katocycle.com

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  1. pinkgrips236February 11, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    as much as i love seeing the bikes, those clubman shoes!

    how can a sneaker look so good?

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