The shop is stocked with a wide range of both imported and local components and accessories including an extensive selection of new single speed and fixed gear components. Whippet is an authorised dealer for Brick Lane Bikes and import Nitto, Dia Compe, Sugino, Duro and Crane Bells directly in from Japan.
Brick Lane Bikes
Brick Lane Bikes are one of the originators of the fixie bicycle scene in London. To this day they are a magnet for urban cyclists throughout Europe with a dazzling array of track components including their house brand’ BLB.’ Whippet is proud to be an authorised dealer and stockists of their products – bringing a touch of London style to the streets of Johannesburg.
Crane Bells Japan
Form, function and a beautiful instrumental tone – Crane Bells Japan are some of the most desirable and lusted after bicycle bells on the planet. Built to last with quality Japanese manufacturing, coupled with a timeless aesthetic, these are the perfect addition to your ride.
Dia-Compe are a Japanese manufacturer specialising in bicycle brake components and other bicycling accessories. Their brakes and levers are ideal for urban and city bicycles due to their ergonomic design and easily accessible cross top bar position.
Dia Compe Gran Compe 700c fixie / singlespeed wheel set (40mm wide)
Hubs: Dia Compe Gran Compe, Double Sided Fixed, sealed bearing
Sprocket Thread (Required) – ISO 1.375″ x 24 tpi
Lockring Thread (Required/Not Included): Standard (English/ISO) 1.29x24T
Chainline: Standard Axle Spacing – 42mm Chainline
Spokes: Stainless Steel – 32 Front, 32 Rear
Weight: 2.22kg (Wheelset)
Includes Front and Rear Wheel, Track Wheel Nuts
Dia Compe MX122 Brake Levers.
Available in black, silver, white, gold, red and blue. R150 per lever (left or right). Classic lightweight (88g pr.) alloy split clamp brake levers. These are a re-release of a classic 80’s design by Dia Compe
Dia Compe ‘Goldfinger’ brake levers.
Available in gold, black or silver.
- Designed for caliper & u-brakes
- Cold forged double bent lever / 2 piece hinged aluminum clamp
- Ultra short 1 finger
- 25.4mm (1in) clamp with shims to fit 22.2mm (7/8in)
Dia Compe DC188 brake levers.
Available in brown or black. R325 per set
Dia Compe BRS101 Dual pivot calipers – front and rear.
Available in white, silver, and gold. R350 each
- Dual pivot design
- Cold forged aluminum construction
- Quick release arm
- 43mm to 57mm reach
- 188 grams
The Mikashima Industrial corporation (MKS) were originally a manufacturer of aircraft parts, before switching to the production of bicycle components in the late 1940s. They were the first bicycle pedal factory in Japan to gain their Japanese Industrial Standard approval in 1956.
MKS Sylvan Pedals – available in road or track versions.
Similar in style to classic Campag rat traps, these pedals are great for commuters , touring and vintage restorations. They are wide enough to be comfortable even in street shoes. Sylvan pedals use Japanese quality loose ball bearings. 390g per pair.
MKS GR-9 Platform pedal.
Internationally, Nitto are synonymous with the famed Japanese track ‘keirin’ race. Their race-proven performance and durability is matched to a graceful form.
Nitto quill stem – short reach (80mm). R500
Tange 1″ Threaded headset (sealed) – available in silver R500
Tange 1″ threaded headset (unsealed) – available in silver. R200
Tange bottom bracket.
• Square taper (JIS)
• Sealed Bearings
• Compatible with Shimano fit UN Bottom Bracket tools