Old 11-25-21, 11:30 AM
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Bikes: Nagasawa. Stratos. Panasonic.

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Appreciate the reply. As much as I like the all NJS look, we have to run brakes in the UK to comply with law so for me the full njs look is already compromised. I also ride long distances and the njs bars aren’t comfortable.
Im also running the front brake adapter on the Nagasawa but it’s not as visible because I spray painted it with black etch primer. Wasn’t sure wether it would work but pleased with the result.
The Stratos was my first njs frame and I just wanted a classic look with silver components, the Ofmega cranks came free in a bargain buy. Built the wheels up with Miche track hubs and Araya rims and it rides nice.
The Panasonic is a keirin custom build from the Panasonic Ordering System. It’s a training frame built for a keirin rider for road training, as the rules for brakes in Japan are the same as UK. Hubs are Mack built into Araya rims. It’s Tange 2 tubing so slightly more robust for the roads. It’s my go to for riding our potholed roads over here.
The Nagasawa is my dream frame. I appreciate some won’t like the build, but I wanted it to be different. The stem is a Mutant and couldn’t believe it when I found it on EBay for 50. The cranks are BLB Super Pista, pretty inexpensive as cranks go but look real good. Hubs are Harmony track from the Ukraine, I built them into H Plus Son shallow rims. Finished it three weeks ago and haven’t ridden it yet. It’s getting packed into a bike box and taken to Spain, where I’ll ride it in the sun until I’m too old too ride anymore.
Ride safe all.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci.

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