Mobius Cycle Yamaguchi TT

Mobius Cycle Yamaguchi TT

Seattle’s Taylor Hurley is the photographer of this Yamaguchi TT frame that has been revitalized as an urban warrior, she also happens to be the responsible mechanic behind Mobius Cycle, a Local Bike Shop that specializes in contemporary customizations of classic steel frames.

Koichi Yamaguchi is a master builder that spent over four years building frames for Keirin racers in Japan at the 3Rensho workshop. He moved to the USA in 1987 to start his own business, working for the US Cycling Federation as National Team Mechanic and eventually becoming the official frame builder for the US National Team and Olympic Cycling Team. Taylor claims that George Hincapie himself rode this particular frame for an Olympic excursion. The frame features Koichi’s trademark curves and innovative details such as the formidable front brake bridge.

It’s Taylor’s opinion that this edition of the Shimano 600 logo is one of the sexiest logos in bicycle component history. Hands up who agrees? See more of her stellar builds and photography on the Mobius Cycle flickr stream.

Mobius Cycle Yamaguchi TT
Mobius Cycle Yamaguchi TT
Mobius Cycle Yamaguchi TT
Mobius Cycle Yamaguchi TT
Mobius Cycle Yamaguchi TT
Mobius Cycle Yamaguchi TT
Mobius Cycle Yamaguchi TT
Mobius Cycle Yamaguchi TT
Mobius Cycle Yamaguchi TT
Mobius Cycle Yamaguchi TT
Previously: Mobius Cycle Serotta

  • area man

    what are we doing people? let’s just get it over with and put a banana seat on it. this bike has been taken so far out of context that it has become a dunce cap for the owner/rider.

  • Kyle

    who is the rich hipster thats into this?

  • Adam

    That thing is disgusting.

  • Fpavao

    My eyes are bleeding.

    By the way, banana seat ftw!

  • Joelbot

    I just threw up in my mouth a little. Such a shame… Why would ANYONE do this to such a beautiful frame.

  • Teo

    Put an apehanger while you’re at it…

  • Nick

    Wheels of different size and appearance looks just ridiculous.

  • George

    Whoever does this to a good bicycle deserves a bitch-slap. The front wheel is so out of tune with the rest. And…a shop that specializes in this business? Come on. In my country (Romania) there’s some dudes that glued newspaper on a vintage frame and called it art, then sold it to hipsters for 500 euros. People who butcher bikes are IQ challenged.

  • Octopus Gregory

    Considering a bike like that is no longer race-legal, do you guys really need to cry about someone making it into a bike they can actually ride outside of time trials? Weird looking bike, but I dig it.

    • Thank you, Octopus Gregory. The voice of Reason.

  • sic transit gloria mundi

    I think you do a great job with this website. However, you’ve crossed a line with this one. This is without a doubt the most ungainly, least aesthetically pleasing, and shamefully executed build your site has featured yet. 

    • Ha ha! Thanks for the kind words, and thanks for reading. Don’t worry, I was just making sure y’all were still awake. Now I’ve got the reaction I was expecting, we can all get back to our regularly scheduled programming…

      • Teo

        LOL, so you trolled us? 😀

        • Teo, I tell you the truth, I was only really looking at the gorgeous 3Rensho frame and Taylor’s photography. Which, you have to admit, is pretty sharp. I will agree, however, that it’s not the easiest on the eye, compared to the majority of the bikes featured on Cycle EXIF…

  • Let’s see. The frame was built to take the smaller front wheel. We know this because an up-sloping top tube on a TT bike wouldn’t be done, especially when that frame was built, and the top tube is in fact plumb level. So you all have nothing to whine about there. That means that the only thing you all have to whine about is the bars. Perhaps it should be set up with cowhorns that put the rider in a position suitable only for a closed course, and then (since it’s not competition-legal) never ridden again. At least this way it will see pavement rather than rusting in some dumbass collector’s attic.

  • Jerkface Killa

    This is my bike that I built with Nikki at Mobius cycles in seattle. Say what you want you crybaby fucktards, this is an amazing urban rider. riding time trials are fun and all but this bike doesnt fit current UCI standards anymore. So i built this to fit my needs as a courier and ally cat racer. As for rich hipster… go fuck yourself! I took time saving to build this and create something that fits my riding style while paying homage to one of the best frame builders and time trial racers this nation has ever seen. So again, go fuck yourselves and find me in Seattle and race me