[CR]Drilling brake holes on Keirin bikes

(Example: Racing:Beryl Burton)

From: Tom Sanders <tsan7759142@sbcglobal.net>
To: <marcoles@ody.ca>
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2007 05:33:32 -0400
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cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Drilling brake holes on Keirin bikes

Re:It is my understanding that a bike with a brake hole in the fork will not pass the strict inspection for Keirin use in Japan.

Marcus, Are you aware that unless you are a Japanese citizen you may not ride on the track with Keirin riders? My buddy Tim Potter, head of the MSU Bike Iniative went to Japan as a Road Racer back in the '60s and was greeted warmly by young Keirin Racers, but they could not even bring him to the track as a guest. He often rode their mountain training rides with them and was invited to the home of a nationally prominent older racer. This Gent had been National Champion once and runner up also at the tender age of 19. Tim ended up marrying the daughter and bringing her back here where they now have two or three children, the last of which starts college this fall. Tim and his brother Jeff (the Publisher of Out Your Back Door) and I often get together for lunch and to swap cycling stories. In other words, just the fact that Charles is a U.S. Citizen already dis-qualifies him from Kierin racing. You might enjoy this link http://www.bikes.msu.edu/profiles/tim_potter.html
Tom Sanders
Lansing, Mi