Re: [CR]Keirin Racing


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Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 16:35:12 +1300
From: David Benson <tech@worrall.co.nz>
To: siverson@garlic.com
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Keirin Racing
References: <200201160257.g0G2vaq10044@winery.garlic.com>


There are a few pictures on http://www.fixedgearfever.com/JapaneseKeirin.htm

The bikes are basic- lugged steel frames, 36 spoke wheels. Equipment selection is largely determined by the NJS regulations, which ensure that a rider cannot get an unfair advantage from superior equipment, and also a reasonable degree of mechanical reliability- hence the requirement for two-bolt seatposts. The format of the races is pretty similar to Keirin races everywhere, except that the pacer is a cyclist, not a motorcycle as is commonly used outside Japan. The racers must not pass the pacer until he swings off the track, around 600m from the finish. DB Ak, NZ

siverson@garlic.com wrote:
>There was a post in about "Keirin approved" Campy parts recently which
>brings up a question: What distinguishes the sport of Keirin racing
>from other types of track racing. Also, how do the bikes and other
>equipment differ from conventional track racing items?
>
>Lastly, my son is going to Japan as an exchange student soon. In what
>cities are the Keirin tracks located. I might ask him to attend a race
>and take some photos.

>

>Thanks

>Erik Siverson

>Gilroy Cal.