Re: [CR]I just got my Giro lugged Pista

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From: "greg piwonka" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]I just got my Giro lugged Pista
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2007 00:35:25 +0000

it doesn't really're not ever gonna be certified to race keirin in japan anyway...unless you are drill the fork if you want. personally i wouldn't drill the fork...i ride my keirin bike brakeless...but to each his own. i also didn't start out brakeless with a keirin bike. keirin frames are really nice enjoy it.

greg piwonka austin texas
>From: "Marc St. Martin" <>
>Reply-To: "Marc St. Martin" <>
>To: Charles F Nighbor <>,
>Subject: Re: [CR]I just got my Giro lugged Pista
>Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2007 16:25:54 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
>Hi Charles,
>Congratulations on your new Keirin frame. Yes, they are indeed master-built
>frames. As an alternative to drilling the front fork on your Keirin bike
>[and thus gelding it :^)], there are some alternatives. One is to obtain a
>Keirin brake plate from American Cyclery in San Francisco. These are two
>plates which attach to the rear seat stays and hold a rear brake in place.
>Glue heavy neoprene [wetsuit thickness] to the plates to protect the seat
>stays. These brake plates work fine in conjunction with a fixed gear and
>they can be removed quickly when you want to go to the velodrome.
>Marc St. Martin
>Livermore, CA
>[regretting selling my Anchor Keirin bike!]
>-----Original Message-----
> >From: Charles F Nighbor <>
> >Sent: Aug 11, 2007 9:40 AM
> >To:
> >Subject: [CR]I just got my Giro lugged Pista
> >
> >KOF from Japan
> >Wow I just received by Fed Ex my used Giro Keirin NJS certified frame.
> >Wow It even has used a Hatta BB, Swan HS and a Sugino Mighty SP all NJS
> >certified.
> >Wow built quality and lug work is fantastic. Why for a frame that is
> >going to raced by Pros and perhaps crashed this level of workmanship to
> >me makes no sense. But frame is superb.
> >If interested in photos. Ask
> >My plasn is too build it up with White Industries 2 cog freewheel.To
> >allow at less some choice of gearing, Frok can be drilled for brakes.
> >Charles Nighbor
> >Walnut Creek, CA