[CR]Classic Japanese track bikes: a related question

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Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2008 17:44:34 -0500
From: Tom Hayes <hayesbikes@gmail.com>
To: "Bianca Pratorius" <biankita@comcast.net>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Classic Japanese track bikes: a related question

In addition to Garth's question, or related to his question, what is it, other than the certification, that makes Keirin parts distinctive from "normal" track parts? I understand the concept of "equalizing" (probably no such word) parts and frames among the racers, but when comparing a Keirin certified crank, for example, with one that is not certified, I do see nor feel any difference.

Thank you.


Tom Hayes Chagrin Falls, Ohio USA

On Sat, Oct 18, 2008 at 5:35 PM, Bianca Pratorius <biankita@comcast.net>wrote:
> What is it that characterizes the Keirin track bikes other than their
> certification? By this I mean what was and is the intended goal of the
> Keirin bikes? Are they lighter or stiffer or just more carefully constructed
> or do they have special dimensions that are peculiar to them? Are our own
> KOF builders up to building these type of bikes or is there some special
> training needed? Why do these bikes have such an extraordinary rep over say
> the old British track bikes?
> Garth Libre in Miami Florida USA
> _______________________________________________

Tom Hayes
Chagrin Falls, Ohio