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Equilibrium Cycle Works

Custom Made Bicycle Frames

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エクイリブリウムサイクルワークスについて

Equilibrium cycle works is a one-man operated workshop in East of Tokyo.
We specialize in hand-made custom bicycle frames made to order.
It was born out of the passion for cycling, steel construction, simple lines and seamless finish.

Equilibrium Cycle Works Vlad's tools of made-by-hand trade

Vlad's tools of made-by-hand trade

My journey in cycling world begun with restoring and riding vintage lightweight racers for a number of
years, later on I met an Ohtaki san, a well-known japanese NJS (Theo's note: an acronym for Nihon Jitensha Shinkokai,
a certification for frames and components used in Japanese track racing) frame builder and he introduced me to steel frame construction.

His experience and support helped a lot in setting up my own brand ” Equilibrium cycle works ”.
In my process I combine classic lines with modern technologies to make a perfect performance machine
that can last a lifetime.

The individual approach to every single unit gives me freedom to make something really unique and perfectly
matched to any of my customers.

Vladimir Balahovsky
Tokyo, Japan

Vlad of Equilibrium Cycle Works

Vlad of Equilibrium Cycle Works

東京品川の小さな工房できめ細やかな手仕事により作られる世界で一台だけのオリジナル自転車。

私たちはカスタムハンドメイドバイクフレームを中心に世界で一台の特別な自転車を製作しています。

ビルダーは長年のビンテージ自転車のレストアの経験を通じて、フレーム、パーツの知識

だけでなく、実際の乗り心地、機能、美しさ、自転車への情熱全てを自身のフレーム製作に込めて

製作をしています。そしてその理想の自転車の製作を確かな技術と共に実現させてくれたのは、NJSの

最高のフレームビルダーの一人である大瀧製作所の大瀧氏。エクイリブリウムサイクルワークスのブランド

の立ち上げは、彼の助言とサポートがなければ実現不可能でした。「プロレースの世界で得られた経験と実績」は

フレームの精度と設計の細部に生かされ、これらはエクイリブリウムの自転車製作に継承されています。

エクイリブリウムのプロセスは最新のテクノロジーとクラシックラインのコンビネーションから得られる

最高のマシンパフォーマンスの追求です。

全てのユニットに個々のパフォーマンスを求め、自由に、乗る方のオーダーに細部までマッチした

カスタムバイクを提供しております。どんな小さなことでもお気軽にご相談ください。

 

Vladimir Balahovsky(ウラジミール バラホブスキー)

<お問い合わせ>

コンタクトフォームよりお問い合わせください。

TEL +81-(0)50−3375−1909

工房は品川区東大井にあります。

オーダーに関して直接ビルダーと打ち合わせされたい方は

お電話かコンタクトフォームより事前にご連絡ください。

Our Philosophy

The main concept of EQ handcrafted frames is simplicity and function with best possible level of craftsmanship.

Vlad of Equilibrium Cycle Works

Vlad of Equilibrium Cycle Works inspecting his silver brazed handiwork.

To serve my vision of the perfect bike, I choose steel as the building material.

If you look at all possible materials options that bicycles are made of, nothing will compare to steel by its riding and aesthetics characteristics and durability.

The new generation of steel offers a possibility to make truly lightweight frame, with a lively and responsive ride without sacrificing comfort and strength of construction.

At EQ I exclusively use high end Italian and American made steels from Columbus, True Temper, KVA stainless for their innovative design , uncompromized quality and constant pushing the limits.

Working with steel allows to personalize frame material, shape/size and butting profiles to customer’s desired ride feel and intended use.

Steel is good for almost any imaginable application from road racing, long touring to tail riding, commuting etc. For its multipurpose ability and strength it won’t let you down in any road conditions or unexpected situations.

If properly looked after, there is no reason why it can’t serve a lifetime to its owner.

Personalized Design

Truly, there are no limits to one’s imagination, from graceful slim classic shapes to oversized aero tubes, I can make it one–off and perfectly functional that serves a decade or so.

There is a chance to choose a perfect design and material that will exactly suit the particular customer and his needs, to maximize performance and feeling of the ride.

By choosing the right tube set, I can precisely match the stiffness of the frame to the rider’s body dimensions, experience, riding style and fitness level.

The result will be a frame that works and handles well as a whole with its rider.

Production Methods

I build all frames one by one from scratch by myself, I take care of every single step in process and make sure it is as perfect as possible.

I use the best frame-building and brazing materials on the market, sourced from all over the World, and it enables me to broaden my design options, to mix classic forms with cutting-edge technologies.

For all my brazing with lugs, I use silver for its low brazing temperature, which reduces brazing stress and degrading of steel in stress-affected areas. Because of that, I can use lighter tubes with thinner walls, without the danger of overheating and degrading of steel.

All of the mentioned above will result in a lighter, stronger, straighter frame with a longer life span.

Dying Art of Lugged Construction

What difference does it make when choosing lugged steel frame?

Compared to the other joining methods, lugs provide a reinforcement in construction where it's needed, and spread the load over large area.

Also it allows the use of silver for brazing at a very low temperature.

As as result, the post-brazing stress is minimised, leaving the steel grain structure virtually undamaged, it’s especially important for keeping frame’s natural flex and durability , extending it’s life span.

Coupled with high end modern steel tubes like Columbus Spirit, True Temper OX platinum or KVA Stainless, lugs will make a reliable performance machine in any road condition, breaking the limits of “road cycling” canon.

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