Monday, 23 February 2009

Straight fork and straight stem!!

This is a very unusual combination, that was put together at Ocean Cycle Factory/NJS Supermarket last week...
Takamatsu Kenji fork, long, straight with no rake. Nagasawa lugs, hand made by an NJS frame
builder. It is very very twitchy and odd to ride, but allows super tight turns and barspinning a 700c front wheel.
When combined with the rare Nitto Zero Stem, the bar can spin very freely, with no centrifugal 'wobble' is very strange to ride, but is working quite well for this customer!

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

My Bianchi Concept.

Having never owned an alumi track bike in the past, I thought I would try one of these out for a while. Thanks Igor in SF, for shipping the frame to me! Densetsu. You can buy most of the parts new from NJS Supermarket.....not the frame though.

Concept frame

Dura Ace Octalink needle bearing njs bb
Dura Ace Octalink cranks 167.5
Dura Ace Zen chainring 50T

Corima carbon blade seatpost
San Marco Super Corsa Lazer saddle, black suede

Nitto B201AA black riser
Funn white MTB stem
Oury black grips

Sugino Tyrrano track disk (soyo green tubular)
Gipiemme 650 4 spoke Tecno front wheel (vittoria pista cl olympic tubular!)
Grunge Tokyo blue track cog

DID racing pro stainless NJS chain
Suntour Superbe Pro NJS pedals
Toshi white double straps
MKS alumi NJS clips

Next Stage KITA!!

A new era of mamacharis has arrived.
I am not sure why we built this thing up....but it is very fun to ride!
Saddle is new Gran Compe brooks style, fixed gear, front brake, custom
paint, basket:) and disk.