[CR]Brakes on Keirin bikes

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Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2004 19:08:07 +0900
From: "Dennis Young" <mail@woodworkingboy.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: [CR]Brakes on Keirin bikes

That brake in the photo is the typical set up that they sell here for people who want to take a track bike on the road. The aluminum plates press against the seat stays and the brake attaches through the hole in the center of the plates. The lever is quickly removable as well. As John states, you will never see a bike with brakes at the track. Before every professional race, the bikes must all pass a thorough inspection.

Dennis Young Hotaka, Japan
> Dan Polito inquired: is it typical for keirin bikes to have the brake behind
> (or in front of,
> whatever) the seat stays? i do not think i have ever seen that before.
> If one wishes to keep the bike Keirin legal, this is one way to add a brake.
> Keirin rules exclude drilled forks or stay bridges for brakes. Therefore the
> brake must be completely removable, note the add-on plates to secure. The
> Keirin technical rules are quite strict and type forming. If they were
> sailboats, they would be almost one-designs.
> John Jorgensen
> Palos Verdes Ca