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Georama NJS, 52x54

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San Marco Concor, Shimano 600 Tri Color 27.2

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50T Dura Ace (NJS), 14T and 16T Dura Ace (NJS)

Another birthday, another bike frame. (Well, that's how these builds usually start for me) I found this on eBay in Japan. It cost less than my last trip to the sushi bar, so I thought it was a good deal. Other than some minor paint chips and a touch of surface rust, this one is very clean and, more importantly, free from the top tube dent stigmata. It has a cool gold foil cherry blossom decal on the seat tube which I think is awesome. I kind of wanted to get the Kashimax KX2A with the cherry blossom print to match, but that's just too insane. (I mean, really)

Components are mostly NJS, concessions made for personal preference or practicality. Rather than modify the dropouts to 120/track standard, I converted the hubs to the 110mm 9mm & 8 mm slotted Keirin standard. If you're wondering, it is a fantastic ride! I haven't decided if I want to subject it to the mean streets of my city, or keep it as a track day bike only. It's so pretty, I'd hate to wreck it on my crappy roads, but it's also so nice that I just want to ride it all the time!

People who friended this bike parkman14, phantom1313, blutspur, REMspeedwagon, bdawe, mafffoster, campystamp, Ravi1990, chrlstn


Pretty bike indeed, built for sprinting too.

Mister Sparkle!

Hoops look crazy wide. Maybe lose the decals? But that's the new style now, I gather -making clinchers ride more like tubs. Feel any difference?

Lunar Landscape

The rationale was this: the city I am living right now is a test bed for lunar rovers; our streets look like the moon. Open Corsas are the closest I've found to a tubular, that's why I run them on most of my bikes. Still, they can be a bit harsh on a standard width rim on these corduroy roads.

In the few short rides I've done with this lady, the extra width of the Archetypes seem to make a slight improvement. Maybe I'm getting old and losing my edge, but I'm digging this setup for now. I have some NOS Campagnolo Omega clinchers on the way for the track day wheels. I will let you know how they compare once I build them up.

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