Interesting bike. I've seen a few kerin/njs approved track bikes. They a ll look pretty simular. Very simple and clean. Pretty basic framebuildin g actually, which is exactly what it's meant to be. I like track bikes w ith plate rear dropouts as opposed to the plug on IC ones. This one is n icely done in the traditional manner.
Does this bike have 8mm wide slots in the rear dropouts that flats mille d on the axels fit into?
I've heard that bikes like this sell relatively cheap in Japan. No one s eems to care about them, from what I've heard.
La Mesa, CA
Just added photos of a very nice recently purchased Keirin track bike on the Wool Jersey site. Photos can be viewed at the following address:
All I could find out about this frame is from another owner, who wrote " they are produced by two young guys outside of Tokyo and that they are e xclusively made for keirin racers. I don't know much about them other th an that. I know they're pretty hard to come by in the US and that they b ring a lot of money".
As the photos illustrate, it was built by a skillful builder, and in my opinion resembles Nagasawa track frames.
The bike was obviously raced, and bears a Japanese seattube sticker that I assume is from a Keirin race.
Regards, Kevin Kruger - Grantville, PA
Yahoo! FareChase - Search multiple travel sites in one click.